10 Years of Maxim, 1997-2007

A decade under the influence.
By Maxim Staff ,

1997
Our first girls...

"I felt so flattered to be on Maxim's first cover! My husband is still hoping I might walk around our house one day in an unbuttoned Indians shirt!"
—Christa Miller

Carmen Electra

said: "I was a bully in school, but then I'd look sweet and get away with it. I always liked boys. I had my first crush in kindergarten. I hit him."

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Jill Hennessy


1998
The year in pictures...

"Catherine [Zeta-Jones] looked beautiful. She has an extraordinary face and an absolutely perfect body. Her legs should be enshrined in the Smithsonian."
—Andrew Eccles, photographer

Famke Janssen

said: "Women want to be superheroes and men want to do them."

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Alyssa Milano

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Rebecca Romijn

enjoyed a huge dessert during her

Maxim

interview.

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1999
The year in pictures...

"I remember coming to the shoot and being completely freaked out that the only clothes that fit me were knickers. Clever, Maxim, very clever. It's my favorite photo spread ever."
—Lucy Lawless
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"The cover stands out in my mind because it was the first time I'd been considered sexy. I'll always appreciate

Maxim

for that."


—Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Rose McGowan


2000
The year in pictures...

"I don't sleep in anything. I have to be nude, and if I'm not I end up ripping my clothes off in the middle of the night."
—Jenny McCarthy            Check out her photos!

Halle Berry

said: "Don't kiss me on the first date. I hate that. You don't want to blow your wad on the first shot, right?"

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Katherine Heigl

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Kim Smith was #91 on our '06 Hot 100 list. (Should've been higher, no?)


2001
The year in pictures...

"Everything was white. I felt very free that day. The photographer was amazing and the background was very pure. It was one of my favorite photo shoots ever."
—Jaime Pressly                 Check out her photos!

The entire set and styling on this shoot was

Ali Larter

's idea...

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Denise Richards

William H. Macy said: "We took a lot of drugs... LSD for a year or two. I ate that stuff like candy." Check out the article!


2002
The year in pictures...

Mila Kunis said: "I wish I could say something exciting, like that Laura Prepon and I have wet T-shirt contests, but we don't."         Check out her photos!

Natassia Malthe

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Elisha Cuthbert

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2003
The year in pictures...

Jessica Alba

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The entire Charlie's Angels shoot at Milk Studios in New York took only 3 1/2 hours! Check out her photos!

2001
The year in pictures...

"Maxim was a big cover for me. It was a really fun shoot and great to be on the cover of the first music edition."
—Avril Lavigne            Check out her photos!

Sara Foster

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Jessica Simpson

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Marge Simpson said: "What do I find sexy in a man? A big belly and no inhibitions."


2005
The year in pictures...

Nicollette Sheridan said: "Someone told me about a Web site with my head on other people's bodies doing lewd things. The drag? My body is much better than their bodies."

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Cindy Crawford


2006
The year in pictures...

"I've always had a great relationship with Maxim—especially when they named me number one on the Hot 100 two years in a row!"
—Eva LongoriaCheck out her photos!

Yes. Jorge Garcia really has gone skinny-dipping with his Lost cast mates.

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Borat

said: "To be leader of my nation, a man must have a penis size of a tube of Pringles."

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Jessica Simpson says she buys Maxim in airports to check out the competition. Check out her photos!


2007
The year in pictures...

"I did Maxim because I'm just insecure enough to feel validated by the notion of strangers pleasuring themselves to my picture."
—Sarah Silverman            Check out her photos!

Eva Mendes said: "I loved the old-school feel our shoot had, which was basically a modern take on 1970s sex kittens."

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Fergie

performed at our '07 party for the Big Game in Miami.

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"I'm very possessive of my title as Maxim's best-selling cover girl. I'm always like, "Has someone taken that spot?"
—Christina Aguilera
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