Best known as one of Hugh Hefner's former girlfriends, Marquardt, a radio personality and actress, appeared on the E! reality series The Girls Next Door. Born in Oregon and raised in Lodi, Calif., Marquardt moved to Los Angles in 2001. After testing twice for Playboy, Marquardt became a regular fixture at the Playboy Mansion. Soon after, in 2002 she was invited by Hefner to move into the mansion and become one of his three main girlfriends, alongside Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson.
Marquardt, who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in broadcast journalism through UCLA Extension, hosts Bridget's Sexiest Beaches, a television series on the Travel Channel, which debuted in March 2009. Marquardt is currently dating filmmaker Nick Carpenter.