Lindsay Lohan re-shot her raunchy spread for Playboy magazine before her brief stint in jail as Hugh Hefner was unhappy with the original images.
The Mean Girls star posed for the nude photos in October (11), just before she was sentenced to 30 days behind bars. The actress was not taken into custody straight away and reports emerged suggesting the delay was down to a re-shoot commitment for Playboy.
Hefner has now confirmed the gossip was true, admitting the original snaps were not as impressive as he had hoped - and he suggested the now infamous Marilyn Monroe theme.
He tells E! News, "The pictorial and the concept for the pictorial came from me. She had done semi-nudes before. I wanted to do something that would be memorable.
"So what is more natural, since she is a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe, than (to) do something that is a tribute to the red-velvet, Tom Kelley photo shot of Marilyn Monroe that was our very first Playmate?"
Hefner also admits Lohan's team was wary of the star posing for the nude snaps, adding, "I think it was essentially mama and the folks around her that kept pushing for less nudity. And I said, 'We're doing a nude pictorial here. We're going to do it in a very classy way and we're going to do it in a way in which it will not be forgotten.'"
Lohan ended up serving less than five hours of her 30-day sentence behind bars due to prison overcrowding.