The former Partridge Family star's husband/manager Marty Ingels revealed in May (09) he was pushing for his wife to disrobe in a tasteful pictorial.
But Jones admits her Playboy dreams were dashed because she refused to pose nude.
She tells the National Enquirer, "My children and friends said, 'Shirley, are you crazy? You're going to pose nude?' I replied, 'No, I'm not going to pose naked, but I am going to show the best parts of my body.' In the end, Hef (Hefner) didn't run it because I wouldn't show enough. But I had a great time and the pictures were fabulous.".