Womanising Playboy boss Hugh Hefner trimmed down his collection of girlfriends to three after bitter rows threatened to destroy his polygamous bliss.

The 79-year-old porn tycoon now enjoys the pleasures of just three partners, HOLLY, 25, KENDRA, 20 and BRIDGET, 32, who share his time as live-in lovers at his Beverly Hills home the Playboy Mansion.

He says, "Now it's down to three. So it's moving in the right direction - although there's no magic number. I thinned the herd a couple of years ago because there were some rivalries, some petty jealousies and I was trying to emphasise the quality."