Bridget Marquardt is an American television personality, glamour model, and actress. She is best known for her role on the reality television series The Girls Next Door, which depicts her life as one of Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner's girlfriends. Although Marquardt has modeled for Playboy, as well as having been part of a Playmate search, she has never technically been a Playmate. Marquardt is featured on the E! TV show The Girls Next Door, and has appeared with Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson in three cover pictorials in Playboy magazine, the November 2005, September 2006 and March 2008 issues. She has appeared in several films, including the horror/comedy Kottentail in which she portrays a scientist doing genetic research on rabbits. She appeared in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm as herself along with Madison and Hefner in 2005. She also appeared as herself along with Madison, Wilkinson and Hefner in the Entourage episode "Aquamansion". The episode's final act took place at the Playboy Mansion. She also starred in The House Bunny with her fellow models and Hefner alongside Anna Faris. On June 1, 2007, Marquardt started her Bridget & Wednesday Friday Show on Sirius Radio's Playboy station. In August of that year, she, Madison and Wilkinson appeared in the music video for Nickelback song "Rockstar." Later that October, Marquardt appeared as a contestant on the Fox Reality cable show show The Search for the Next Elvira. She was one of the final six out of 20 contestants. In 2008, Marquardt appeared on an episode of NBC's Last Comic Standing along with Wilkinson and Madison in an episode in which the girls were told funny "bedtime stories" by the competing comics. In June of that year, Marquardt landed her own TV series, Bridget's Beaches, on the Travel Channel. Bridget's final appearance in Playboy took place in February 2009, in a nude photo spread shot with Madison and Wilkinson that was touted as a farewell to the Girls Next Door.
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