Inside the Playboy Mansion: Drugs, fawning celebrities, bitter jealousy and utterly joyless...

Inside the Playboy Mansion: Drugs, fawning celebrities, bitter jealousy and utterly joyless sex… Hugh Hefner’s former ‘Girlfriend No.1’ reveals what life was like at the palace of poison

Holly Madison became Hugh Hefner’s no.1 girlfriend in 2001, when she was just 21

The sordid life of drugs and joyless sex inside the Playboy Mansion has been revealed by Hugh Hefner’s former ‘Girlfriend Number One’.

Holly Madison became Hefner’s girlfriend back in 2001 aged just 21 and they remained an item for the next six years.

In her autobiography, she wrote: ‘The sexy fairytale Hef would have you believe in was a bedazzled, twisted, toxic prison.’

Holly, from Oregon, said it ‘felt like a chance of a lifetime’ and described feeling ‘flattered’ to be one of 20 or so girls invited to the smaller Sunday pool parties.

Her best-selling memoir about life in the Playboy Mansion was released in 2015.

l Down The Rabbit Hole by Holly Madison is published by Dey Street, priced £8.99. Order at www.mailshop.co.uk/books or call 08445 710 640, p&p is free on orders over £15. © Holly Madison, 2015 Holly Madison became Hugh Hefner’s no.1 girlfriend in 2001, when she was just 21 Madison described Playboy Mansion (pictured) as ‘a bedazzled, twisted, toxic prison’ Hugh Hefner and the cast of The Girls Next Door – Bridget Marquardt, Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson No.1 Girlfriend: Madison was flattered to be one of 20 or so girls invited to the smaller Sunday pool parties ‘My story wasn’t atypical: a small-town girl who dreamt of becoming someone special,’ says Madison Pictured: Holly Madison with Hugh Hefner, Donald Trump and Melania Knauss

Playboy Magazine founder Hugh Hefner (C) with former girlfriend Barbi Benton (L), and Holly Madison Hugh Hefner (C) poses with Playboy bunnies at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas in 2001 In less than a year Hefner (pictured with Playboy in 2007) had promoted Madison to his ‘main’ girlfriend