Demi Moore's August 1991 - Seven months pregnant and wearing nothing but her birthday suit and diamond jewelry, the actress graced the cover, glowing and defiantly proud of her womanly figure. Shot by famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Dixie Chicks, March 2003 - during the lead-up to the invasion of Iraq, the top-selling country-music group unleashed a controversy when lead singer Natalie Maines, standing alongside bandmates Martie Maguire and Emily Robison at a concert in London, said of then President George W. Bush, "Just so you know, we're on the good side with y'all.
Janet Jackson, 1993 - photographer Patrick Demarchelier snapped shots of the pop star shirtless, her chest covered only by then boyfriend Rene Elizondo's hands.
Kim Kardashian, November 2010 - with only strategically placed banners reading "It's all about me/ I mean you/ I mean me" covering her body.
Jennifer Aniston, January 2009 - in nothing but a necktie.
Lindsay Lohan - Six weeks before Marilyn Monroe died from an apparent overdose, Bert Stern photographed the actress in a now infamous photo series known as "The Last Sitting." Forty-six years later, Stern repeated the classic shoot with actress Lindsay Lohan for New York magazine.
Scarlett Johansson & Keira Knightley, March 2006 - Pairing them with famous photographer Annie Leibovitz and guest art director Ford turned out to be the perfect formula for media buzz, both good and bad.
Serena Williams, 2009 - She was 28 at the time and would be the best female tennis player in the world that year, with major wins at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
True Blood love triangle: Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, September 2010 - Sexy or sick?
John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, Dec. 8, 1980 - The resulting photo of a nude Lennon curled around his wife "captured our relationship exactly," Lennon allegedly said. Five hours later after the photoshoot, he was shot outside of the Dakota Building on Manhattan's Upper West Side and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.