Laura, now 59, told the magazine the story of the day little Lily got her hands on Laura's issue of Playboy. Said Laura:
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When Lily was 10, she found a Playboy in her dad's room, so I told her I was a Playmate. She asked if she could see it. Thirty minutes later I knocked on the door. She was watching TV. I said, 'What do you think?' She said, 'Oh, it's great.'
Earlier this year in preparation for our Rookie Reveal I spoke with our soon-to-be 2014 cover model about that same instance.
Lily, who grew up in Sherman Oaks says despite her parents' unconventional careers (her father Alan Aldridge is a graphic designer best known for his work with The Beatles) her childhood was "normal and sheltered" (and when I pressed, Lily assured me that no, she did not grow up on a hippie commune). As for the story of the issue, Lily had mostly the same recollection.
It's not like my mom kept the fact that she was a Playmate from me, but it wasn't something she brought up at dinner. I actually found her Playboy in my dad's studio and I thought my dad was having an affair. I was like, 'Oh my God.' But I was so proud! I thought it was so cool and I still do! She is an amazing, beautiful, strong woman.
Here are a few more images of Laura from her "Bunny Lib" days (the SFW-est ones).