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This site has justifiably become famous for its annual "Anatomy Awards"...skinspired, I'd like to think, by the dozen volumes baring that name that Sleuth began publishing 30 years ago! While those magazines first exposed Oscar's nominees and awardees, Mr. Skin expanded the concept to un-cover the rarest and the barest from the season's cinema and small screen. So, with this year's ceremony set for Sunday, what better time to put a "Sleuthian" spin on the ladies who might win!!

FOR BEST ACTRESS

CATE BLANCHETT as Carol Aird in Carol

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This awesome Aussie has won a pair of Oscars among her seven nominations, and is the only actress ever to be nominated twice for playing the same role in two films {Queen Elizabeth I}. She's also the only actor to have won for portraying another Oscar-winning actor {Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator}. Sheerly, her talent is as transparent as her top!

 

BRIE LARSON as Joy Newsome in Room

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Garnering her first nomination at age 26, the former Disney teen actress shortened her name from Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers. They say "more than a mouthful is wasteful," but surprisingly busty Brie is quite a handful as well.

 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE as Joy Mangano in Joy

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Hard to believe--emphasis on "hard"--that she's still only 25...yet has already racked up--emphasis on "rack"--an astounding 174 major acting nominations (4 for Oscars), with 78 wins and counting! Her latest is for playing real-life Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop, and "joy" would describe the world's reaction to this wardrobe gal-function exposing her Miracle Top!

 

CHARLOTTE RAMPLING as Kate Mercer in 45 Years

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Her first Oscar nod didn't come until age 70 Years, but the bawdy British beauty had a senior moment when she described the proposed black boycott of the ceremony as "racist to white people." It wasn't her first shocker: "There are so many misunderstandings in life," she sighs. "I once caused a scandal by saying I lived with two men." At the time she shrugged: "It might just as easily have been two girls." Her dad won a gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and rose in the ranks fighting Hitler in World War II, so Charlotte felt early on that "the press had a field day" with her private life because "it's fun for the colonel's daughter to be caught with her knickers down." She once remarked: "If you see a man's organ, that to me is pornography. Full frontal nudity on a woman is not obscene." Judge for yourself with a sampling of Rampling revealing herself at age 63 next to a nude male statue in the legendary Louvre. Now that's art!

 

SAOIRSE RONAN as Ellis Lacey in Brooklyn

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Her name may confuse fans--it's pronounced "SUR-sha (rhymes with inertia) and means "freedom or liberty" in Gaelic--but the Irish actress confused everyone as to whether her body was bared in a 2013 film: "Is Saoirse Ronan Nude in How I Live Now?" headlined Fleshbot. "At some point her character goes running naked through the woods (above middle). But is it really Saoirse, or just a body double?" Sadly, the latter...as the naked lady in question confirms: "It was lucky that I fit the measurements needed to play Saoirse's character," admitted first-time British body double Laura Harold who, at age 33 was 14 years older than the actress! "In fact, my waist is a little smaller" (above right). Laura reveals "it was me" in the "nude scene dream sequence" and that the crew was "very kind and considerate" while filming it. Now if only ravishing Ronan would be kind enough to consider doing it for real in the for-see-able future!

 

FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH as Daisy Domergue in The Hateful Eight

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Born Jennifer Lee Morrow, her famous father Vic (Combat) Morrow left when she was 2...and left her only $100 when he was decapitated by a helicopter blade filming Twilight Zone: The Movie in 1982--the same year she burst onto the scene in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Jennifer dropped his last name, changed the spelling of her middle one and added Jason for family friend Jason Robards. Yet while Robards was nominated for 3 Oscars (and won twice), her role as a feisty fugitive represents JJL's first Academy nod. "I like the idea of being able to play anything from waif to prostitute," Jen said after baring all in 1985's Flesh & Blood {her signed scene above is one of countless autographed actress nudes in the Sleuth Collection}. "With or without clothes, I only want to be a damned fine actress."

 

ROONEY MARA as Therese Belivet in Carol

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The name is a football historian's dream: her mother's Rooney family founded the Pittsburgh Steelers; her dad's Mara clan the New York Giants! "Every other person on the planet has the same parts as I do. So seeing them shouldn't be a huge shock," Rooney remarked after her latest director, Steven Soderbergh joked that she "was naked in every movie." Mara quipped: "When you asked me to do reverse cowgirl with Channing [Tatum, who plays her husband in the upcoming Side Effects] I put my foot down. I don't think the human body is something to be ashamed of," the actress explains. "If the character should be nude in the scene and it makes sense {when doesn't it!}, then I don't see a problem with it." She proved her point while preparing for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: "I got my nipple pierced for the role," Rooney revealed--and revealed the result on the uncut poster...which she signed for Sleuth (above)!

 

RACHEL McADAMS as Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight

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Sleuth fell in love with the self-professed 'little hick from Canada' in 2013's delightful About Time...and it's about time she got her first Oscar recognition! "When you're playing a fictional character," McAdams maintains, "getting naked on screen is as normal and mundane as eating breakfast"--and her pert pancakes are as sweet as syrup! (above right, again autographed). "What bothers me is our culture's obsession with nudity. It shouldn't be a big deal, but it is," Rachel continues. "I think this overemphasis with nudity makes actors nervous. There's the worry about seeing one's body dissected ['Nurse, scalpel!'], misrepresented, played and replayed on the Internet." Which is why we're all here!

 

ALICIA VIKANDER as Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl

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How Swede it is! Probably the hottest actress working today, alluring Alicia could just as easily have snagged her initial Oscar nomination as the ravishing robot in Ex Machina (she got Golden Globe nods for both)! "One scene in The Danish Girl is guaranteed to set pulses racing as Eddie Redmayne is treated to a strip show by stunning co-star Alicia Vikander," described the Daily Mail. "While trying on his wife's clothes, Eddie takes the lead, ridding himself of his shirt and trousers in preparation for his soon-to-be lifelong identity. Alicia, 27, follows suit, though her display is a far sexier one as she innocently lifts her silk nightwear dress up over her shoulders to reveal her underwear-less bottom.  He watches in awe as Alicia stands in the nude." A familiar attire for the former ballet dancer prodigy, as Break.com notes: "Vikander has spent what sometimes seems like the vast majority of her film career with at least one nude scene per film, starting back in 2011 with The Crown Jewels (above right). Speaking of which, her longtime lover is Shame-lessly hung Michael Fassbender {also nominated this year, as Steve Jobs}.

 

KATE WINSLET as Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs

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With respect to the Apple icon, Kate's role as his cohort means that she is the youngest person in history to receive SEVEN Oscar nominations {how do you like them 'Apples'?}! "There's not an awful lot that embarrasses me," the frequent Anatomy Awardee asserts. "I'm the kind of actress that absolutely believes in exposing myself." But for how long? "I can't keep getting away with it," she said 7 years ago. "People have seen enough of my bum and my boobs. I have to put them back." But not her backside: "It's true that you need much time to get rid of the fat girl you once were," curvy Kate concludes, "but you know I am sincerely grateful for my buttocks." A fitting END (above right), don't you think?