To celebrate her 40th birthday Kate Moss has posed for the front cover of Playboy as the magazine celebrates its 60th anniversary.

The first picture of the Playboy spread has been released on Twitter and the feature will appear in the January/February edition, which goes on sale in a couple of weeks (ahead of Moss' birthday on January 16).

Speaking about his choice to have the supermodel on the cover, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner said: "She's a worldwide celebrity, is iconic, and crosses the boundaries from sexual imagery to upscale modelling. It's a natural [choice] for us."