Bridget Marquardt (born Bridget Christina Sandmeier; September 25, 1973) is an American television personality, 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 not a Playboy Playmate, she has appeared in nude pictorials with her Girls Next Door costars and fellow Hefner girlfriends Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.
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 Sexiest Beaches, which aired on the Travel Channel. Marquardt and the rest of the Girls Next Door appeared in a July 1, 2008 episode of NBC’s Celebrity Family Feud.
February 2009 marked Bridget's final appearance in Playboy, in a nude photo spread shot with Madison and Wilkinson that was touted as a farewell to the Girls Next Door. After leaving Playboy Marquardt hosted Bridget's Sexiest Beaches, a TV series on Travel Channel, which debuted March 12, 2009, and ended after one season.
In April 2010, Marquardt announced plans for her own reality show. The pilot will shoot in April and will cover her life after the Playboy Mansion, and her current relationship. Bridget stated that on Twitter "I shot a pilot for a reality show that E! has been sitting on for a few months". In March 2011 Bridget announced on her Twitter that E! has decided to not pick up her reality show but stated that she is looking forward to other opportunites.
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Bridget Marquardt - Durex 'Get a Room' event in NYC