MR. SKIN'S Top 100 Celebrity Nude Scenes of All Time

So what made the list and why?
  • Star power of the naked celeb
  • Quality of nudity (i.e., what gets shown, how long it lasts)
  • Overall impact on popular culture and skinema history
  • One movie per actress (i.e., for often–nude stars, we chose just one best scene from her entire body of work)
  • One nude scene per movie (i.e., in a film that contains many nude scenes, we picked the best one)

Jump to Scene: [100-91] [90-81] [80-71] [70-61] [60-51] [50-41] [40-31] [30-21] [20-11] [10-1]

#100 Christina Ricci

Black Snake Moan (2007)

  • As a kid, Christina starred as Wednesday in the Addams Family movies.
  • We waited years to see Christina nude in Prozac Nation (2001), where her toplessness was quick—and then the movie was barely released!
  • Christina more than makes up for the brevity of Prozac by appearing repeatedly nude throughout Black Snake Moan.

#99 Betsy Rue

My Bloody Valentine 3–D (2009)

  • This is the greatest 3–D nude scene of all time.
  • Betsy’s Brazilian bikini area provides the most prominent bald–beaver shot in a mainstream movie to date.
  • Betsy’s 3 B’s (boobs, butt, and bush) plus 3–D equals one Skinstant Classic!

#98 Hedy Lamarr

Ecstasy (1932)

  • Here it is: the first–ever celebrity nude scene!
  • Ecstasy caused scandal everywhere it played, but Hedy Lamarr still went on to become a huge Hollywood star.
  • In a fit of rage, Hedy’s husband purchased and destroyed as many copies of Ecstasy as he could.

#97 Laura Linney

Maze (2000)

  • Natural redhead Laura joins Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore as an Academy–Award–nominated actress who’s not afraid to roll out the red carpet.
  • Laura’s pose goes on for nearly a full minute and a half.
  • Since Maze, Laura has taken on sexy roles and even taken her clothes off in a number of films. Still, Maze continues to stun even her most devoted fans.

#96 Molly Ringwald

Malicious (1995)

  • After Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, Molly was America’s teen sweetheart. She even made the cover of Time magazine in 1986.
  • Molly is the only former Facts of Life cast member to ever do a nude scene.
  • Malicious is both Molly’s nude debut and her only nude scene to date.

#95 Betsy Russell

Private School (1983)

  • This is the greatest nude–on–horseback scene of all time.
  • Betsy stands out in one of the ’80s’ most flesh–filled teen sex comedies, which ends with Phoebe Cates leading a group moon straight into the camera.
  • After a brilliant nude career that also includes Out of Control (1984), Tomboy (1985), and Delta Heat (1992), Betsy mounted a clothed comeback in the Saw movies.

#94 Mischa Barton

Closing the Ring (2007)

  • Closing the Ring earned Mischa a Mr Skin Anatomy Award for Best Nude Scene.
  • After this naked debut, Mischa followed up by doffing her top in Assassination of a High School President (2008).
  • Although many thought Mischa appeared nude in The OH in Ohio (2006), the Skin Labs determined that she actually wore nipple patches.

#93 Jacqueline Bisset

The Deep (1977)

  • This is the greatest wet t–shirt scene of all time.
  • Jackie’s sopping rackie started the entire wet t–shirt craze of the 1970s and ’80s.
  • The Deep was author Peter Benchley’s follow–up to Jaws. Remarkably, Jacqueline’s t–shirt tops Susan Backlinie’s historic opening skinny–dip from Jaws.

#92 Anna Faris

The House Bunny (2008)

  • Even with its Playboy theme, The House Bunny was rated PG–13.
  • In Scary Movie (2000), Anna’s character reveals her butt, but it actually belonged to a body double.
  • Anna said of showing her Bunny tail: “It was sort of a last–minute thing, where I said, ‘I’ll just go ahead and do this.’”

#91 Drew Barrymore

Doppelganger (1993)

  • After child stardom and drug addiction in the 1980s, Doppelganger proved that Drew had ultimately grown up just fine.
  • You will never see “more” of Drew than we do here. After this scene, she reportedly underwent breast reduction surgery.
  • Drew’s path to her adult success began with Doppelganger and the ultra–sexy Poison Ivy (1992).

#90 Michelle Williams

Incendiary (2008)

  • It’s a great look at her Dawson’s Peaks.
  • In 2000 Michelle appeared fully bare in the off-Broadway play Killer Joe. Since no video of that exists, this is her best nude scene.
  • Incendiary marks the fifth time Michelle has gone naked on screen. And that’s skin-cendiary!

#89 Susan Sarandon

Pretty Baby (1978)

  • Susan Sarandon is one of our most-often-nude stars. Her particular beauty and enthusiasm in this scene make it her best.
  • Ever since her full-frontal debut in Joe (1970), Susan’s films have courted controversy. Pretty Baby, co-starring 12–year–old Brooke Shields as a hooker, caused the most outrage.
  • Susan got naked again for Pretty Baby director Louis Malle in Atlantic City (1981).

#88 Teri Hatcher

Heaven's Prisoners (1996)

  • Teri famously declared of her breasts on Seinfeld: “They’re real and they’re spectacular.”
  • Since her lower half is partially blocked by the balcony rail, this is one of history’s most freeze–framed movie moments.
  • We get a great look at Teri right after falling in love with her on Lois & Clark and before she became MILFtastic on Desperate Housewives.

#87 Valerie Perrine

Steambath (1972)

  • Steambath debuted on PBS, making this the first-ever broadcast television nude scene.
  • Valerie went on to be Lex Luthor’s henchwoman in the Superman movies.
  • In the Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music (1980), Valerie is naked in a hot tub, but nobody on that set noticed.

#86 Brittany Daniel

Rampage (2004)

  • Brittany is best known as the hot blonde from Joe Dirt (2001) and Club Dread (2004).
  • Prior to movies, Brittany starred as one of the Sweet Valley twins on the teen TV series Sweet Valley High.
  • This beloved bombshell chose to do her nude scene in a rare, direct–to–DVD movie, making sure that this film would live forever.

#85 Dana Delany

Exit to Eden (1994)

  • Dana Delany starred as Nurse Colleen McMurphy in the Vietnam-set TV series China Beach.
  • Exit to Eden was adapted from a novel by vampire author Anne Rice.
  • This film also contains footage of Rosie O’Donnell in a skintight bondage outfit.

#84 Mathilda May

Lifeforce (1985)

  • Mathilda’s mute character is simply called Space Girl. She’s naked every moment she’s on camera. What else need be said?
  • This French beauty went on to a brilliant nude career, exposing herself in 11 films total.
  • The famous naked Space Girl walk in Lifeforce inspired the skintastic sci–fi Species films.

#83 Erica Durance

House of the Dead (2003)

  • Erica portrays Lois Lane on the Superman series Smallville.
  • She’s the second Lois Lane actress on the list, after Teri Hatcher, who played the super girl reporter on Lois & Clark.
  • House of the Dead director Uwe Boll is thought by some to be the worst filmmaker alive today. In terms of delivering nudity, though, Uwe is a genius.

#82 Kari Wuhrer

Luscious (1997)

  • Kari first won the hearts of MTV viewers as co-host of the game show Remote Control.
  • After some Hollywood films, Kari became the supreme softcore thriller queen of the 1990s.
  • In 2002 Kari had her breast implants removed, which she detailed in Glamour magazine. And she looks hotter than ever.

#81 Maria Schneider

Last Tango in Paris (1972)

  • This is the anal sex scene that kicked off the skintastic ’70s and launched a billion butter jokes.
  • The eroticism of Last Tango is so powerful that many thought Hollywood films would include hardcore sex in its aftermath.
  • Even after her landmark work here, Maria turned down a lead role in Caligula (1979).

#80 Sophie Monk

Sex and Death 101 (2007)

  • Sophie is a supermodel-built Australian pop star who boasts a couple of highly tasty pop tarts.
  • Just as the lusciousness of Sophie’s topless trophies sinks in, she turns around and her butt is every bit as breathtaking.
  • Sex and Death 101 also features the first real bare-bosomed scene from Winona Ryder.

#79 Daryl Hannah

Splash (1984)

  • Splash was a PG-rated Disney movie!
  • Daryl became an instant movie star after Splash, in no small part due to this cheeky moment.
  • To date, Daryl has appeared naked nine times. Her other nude films include Summer Lovers (1982), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991), and Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000).

#78 Charlize Theron

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

  • Cinema’s greatest full-frontal naked-in-a-church scene.
  • We get three major shocks here: the religious setting, Charlize’s flesh wounds, and how angelically gorgeous she is.
  • The Devil’s Advocate also contains choice nudity from Connie Nielsen and Tamara Tunie, who later would co-star on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

#77 Amy Smart

Road Trip (2000)

  • Road Trip director Todd Phillips talked Amy into going topless by explaining how much Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High had meant to him and his whole generation.
  • Todd Phillips also helmed Old School (2003) and The Hangover (2009), making him one of Hollywood’s most reliable filmmakers for delivering naked babes.
  • Amy Smart’s roommate was once Heroes blonde Ali Larter. Imagine those late-night pillow fights!

#76 Mary Louise Weller

Animal House (1978)

  • Animal House producer Matty Simmons insisted on keeping the comedy reality-based. But Mary Louise was so hot, and Belushi’s reaction is so genuine, that this moment of “breaking the fourth wall” was allowed.
  • TV’s Family Guy parodied this scene by having elderly creep Herbert the Pervert spy on tubby adolescent Chris Griffin.
  • National Lampoon scribe Chris Miller, who co-wrote Animal House, revealed exclusively to that Mary Louise had breast implants—a real rarity in 1970s Hollywood.

#75 Malin Akerman

Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

  • Über–blonde Malin is an import from Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Malin followed up Harold and Kumar with another over–the–top(less) comic turn in The Heartbreak Kid (2007).
  • Even when playing it straight, Malin can’t keep covered up. She ditches her Silk Spectre II costume in the superhero epic Watchmen (2009).

#74 Michelle Johnson

Blame It on Rio (1984)

  • Michelle’s bodacious beauty obscures even the presence of superstar–in–the–making Demi.
  • Although both actresses were (barely) over 18 during filming, their characters are 15–year–old high–school girls.
  • Later in the film, teen temptress Michelle graphically seduces middle–aged Michael Caine. Such a plot could never be made today!

#73 Rosanna Arquette

The Wrong Man (1993)

  • In a career spanning 18 nude scenes, Rosanna’s right stuff in The Wrong Man is her single sexiest moment.
  • The deliciously decadent table dance in this down–and–dirty thriller goes on for 71 scintillating seconds.
  • Rosanna and her similarly ultra–endowed sister Patricia Arquette stand out—way out—as Hollywood’s hottest naked siblings.

#72 Ann-Margret

Carnal Knowledge (1971)

  • Ravishing redhead Ann–Margret was the world’s premiere sex kitten of the 1960s.
  • Swedish–born Ann’s erotic appeal even translates to her 1963 cartoon guest appearance on The Flinstones as Ann–Margrock.
  • The sexual frankness of Carnal Knowledge made it one of the true breakthrough films of the skintastic 1970s.

#71 Kelly Brook

Survival Island, a.k.a. Three (2004)

  • Under the title Survival Island, this movie aired on cable seemingly nonstop throughout the summer of 2007.
  • It was released on DVD as Three, but really it’s all about Kelly’s two.
  • After co-starring together, Billy Zane asked Kelly to marry him. You can see why.

#70 Jenna Jameson

Private Parts (1997)

  • Although X-rated stars have long turned up (and stripped down) in R-rated movies, Jenna’s role was the most substantial Hollywood part to date for a hardcore hottie.
  • Other porn babes that have crossed over to the mainstream include Traci Lords and Sasha Grey, but Private Parts turned Jenna into a legitimate A-list celebrity.
  • Jenna followed Private Parts by appearing in numerous non–porn films, including the cult hit Zombie Strippers (2008).

#69 Joyce Hyser

Just One of the Guys (1985)

  • Just One of the Guys is just one of the all–time cable classics. If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, you know this movie intimately.
  • Joyce’s most significant follow–up effort was having her head cut off on an episode of L.A. Law. At least they saved her breast parts.
  • This gem is not to be confused with the Corey Haim rip–off Just One of the Girls (1992), which does feature some okay toplessness but no pair on par with Joyce’s magnificent twosome.

#68 Rosario Dawson

Alexander (2004)

  • While sitting on a New York City stoop as a teen, Rosario was discovered by director Larry Clark, who cast her in his arthouse shocker Kids (1995).
  • Rosario’s ethnic background is Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican, Irish, and Native American, an international mix that made her perfectly cast in Alexander as the most beautiful woman in the world.
  • Rosario’s only other nude scene to date is her murky topless work in Spike Lee’s He Got Game (1998).

#67 Angie Dickinson

Big Bad Mama (1974)

  • Big Bad Mama hit movie screens the same year that Angie blew up on the boob tube as double–barreled Sgt. Pepper Anderson on NBC’s Police Woman.
  • Hanging out with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. in the 1960s, Angie was dubbed “Queen of the Rat Pack.” Frankly, we prefer Angie’s Rack Pack.
  • Angie has three great nude scenes in Big Bad Mama. This full–frontal one is the best, but don’t miss her love tussle at the 49–minute mark, which, be warned, also beams up the bare butt of William Shatner. That’s right: Captain Kirk’s crack!

#66 Kelly Monaco

Idle Hands (1999)

  • Kelly stunned all comers as the April 1997 Playboy Playmate of the Month.
  • In 2002 Kelly went from centerfold to soap siren as she scored recurring roles on ABC’s General Hospital and Port Charles.
  • Top–heavy Kelly proved to be dazzlingly light on her feet in 2005 as she won the first season of the reality competition show Dancing with the Stars.

#65 Goldie Hawn

Wildcats (1986)

  • Since her go–go dancing debut on TV’s Laugh–In in the 1960s, Goldie has been hailed for her beautiful butt. Wildcats allowed us to appreciate her upper anatomy as well.
  • Compare Goldie’s bathtub moment to her daughter Kate Hudson’s flesh flash in Almost Famous (2000). The nipple doesn’t fall far from the tree!
  • Goldie debuted with a rear view in There’s a Girl in My Soup (1970). Her most recent nudity, another bathtub boob reveal, took place in The Banger Sisters (2002).

#64 Naomi Watts and Laura Harring

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

  • Mulholland Dr. director David Lynch is a master of on–screen sexuality. He also created Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990), Lost Highway (1997), and TV’s ultimate hotbed of hot babes Twin Peaks.
  • When discussing how she met Lynch, Laura said: “He called Naomi and me to his house and told us, ‘We are going to make an international feature film. There will be nudity.’ I was like, what did I just agree to do? I tried to back pedal, but I just shook his hand.”
  • In addition to this lesbian lick–up, there is a scene in which Naomi masturbates naked, for which she worked very hard: “When I was with Laura, we were together and we could feel safe with our own bodies. There was a degree of trust that we’d developed over time. The masturbation scene was incredibly difficult.”

#63 Amber Heard

The Informers (2009)

  • Flaxen vixen Amber made a name for herself as Seth Rogen’s teenage girlfriend in Pineapple Express (2008), as well as one of the most memorable Maxim cover girls of recent years.
  • This is Amber’s third nude appearance—after Friday Night Lights (2004) and Alpha Dog (2006)—but the only one that involves her getting naked multiple times and engaging in all manner of kinky mayhem.
  • The Informers is adapted from a novel by Bret Easton Ellis, whose other works have translated into the skintastic cinema nuggets Less Than Zero (1987), American Psycho (2000), and The Rules of Attraction (2002).

#62 Helen Mirren

Age of Consent (1969)

  • Helen Mirren has performed nude scenes in five different decades—the only actress at to do so!
  • Age of Consent marks 24–year–old Helen’s naked on–camera debut. Her most recent in–the–raw revelations occur in The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (2003) and Shadowboxer (2005). Now in her 60s, Helen looks as sumptuous as ever.
  • Helen has stated that she was “happy” to be the first full–frontal British actress in a mainstream movie. She also noted: “Flesh sells. People don’t want to see pictures of churches. They want to see naked bodies.”

#61 Nicole Eggert

Blown Away (1992)

  • Nicole grew up—and out—before TV viewers’ eyes as little Jamie Powell on the sitcom Charles in Charge.
  • After going au naturel in this late–night–cable classic, Nicole augmented her breasts to better fill out her famous red swimsuit as a cast member on Baywatch.
  • Blown Away is just one of seven films co–starring Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, but it’s the only one to feature Nicole Eggert naked. And, therefore, the only one to be considered required viewing.

#60 Amanda Peet

The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

  • Amanda’s sudden Whole Nine revelation is one of the all–time great “shock” nude scenes. Nobody saw it coming — or how hot she’d be in the buff!
  • Prior to The Whole Nine Yards, Amanda was essentially an unknown. So here we witness a moment of skinstant stardom.
  • For the sequel, The Whole Ten Yards (2004), Amanda kept her clothes on, and the movie bombed. Wonder why?

#59 Madonna

Body of Evidence (1993)

  • Body of Evidence was Hollywood’s first response to the success of Basic Instinct and Madonna’s follow–up to her photo book, Sex. It initially earned an NC-17 rating and required severe editing to be rated R.
  • Madonna improvised her masturbation scene, along with one where she drips hot candle wax onto Willem Dafoe’s nipples.
  • Body of Evidence inspired countless softcore imitators. Among the most obvious: Body of Influence (1993) starring Shannon Whirry.

#58 Linda Blair and Sybil Danning nude

Chained Heat (1983)

  • After the 1970s’ Women in Prison film craze, the genre’s greatest effort is right here, and this shower–room showdown is its greatest moment.
  • John Vernon (Animal House’s Dean Wormer) portrays the warden. He and Linda lock horns again in Savage Streets (1984), where she plays a teen vigilante and he’s her high–school principal.
  • Chained Heat is not to be confused with 1974’s Caged Heat. The latter film stars Erica Gavin and Cheryl Rainbeaux Smith, and was directed by Jonathan Demme, who would go on to helm Silence of the Lambs (1991).

#57 Pam Anderson

Barb Wire (1996)

  • After Home Improvement and Baywatch, Pam hoped that Barb Wire would make her an A–list movie star. It didn’t happen, but Barb became a cable favorite.
  • Barb’s box office may have been hurt by the availability of Pam naked in straight–to–tape potboilers such as Snapdragon (1993) and Naked Souls (1995).
  • Pam’s ultimate exposure comes (literally) in the sex video Pam and Tommy Lee: Stolen Honeymoon, portions of which were shot on the set of Barb Wire.

#56 Mädchen Amick

Dream Lover (1994)

  • Mädchen’s breakthrough role was Shelly Johnson on David Lynch’s cult TV classic Twin Peaks.
  • Although Mädchen flashes muff in her nude debut Love, Cheat & Steal (1993), Dream Lover remains the only film in which she goes full–frontal — so far.
  • In 2008, Mädchen mounted a small–screen comeback as Duchess Catherine Beaton on Gossip Girl. She also turned up on Californication and My Own Worst Enemy.

#55 Mariel Hemingway

Personal Best (1982)

  • In the era between shaggy Sapphic porn of the’70s and the same–sex Girls Gone Wild antics of today, Personal Best provided a rare, serious–minded peek into flexible female sexuality.
  • Mariel trained relentlessly to portray a champion athlete in Personal Best, and then showed off the results in Playboy.
  • A year later, Mariel returned to Playboy, radically altering her body again. This time she got breast implants to portray murdered Playmate Dorothy Stratten in Star 80.

#54 Alexis Dziena

Broken Flowers (2005)

  • Since showing off how her garden grows, Alexis scored the lead role in the TV series Invasion and played Tris in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008).
  • Alexis attended high school with Paz de la Huerta. In 2009, Paz appeared nude in The Limits of Control, directed by Broken Flowers creator Jim Jarmusch.
  • Although Bill Murray faces down topless Roberta Leighton in Stripes (1981), this is his only time on–camera with a completely nude woman.

#53 Ashley Judd

Norma Jean and Marilyn (1996)

  • Norma Jean and Marilyn is an HBO production. The cable network premiered the film on May 18, 1996.
  • The post–stardom Marilyn is portrayed by Mira Sorvino, who was hot off her Best Supporting Actress Academy Award win for Mighty Aphrodite (1995).
  • Ashley exposes her breasts in another 1996 title, Normal Life. Coincidentally, it aired regularly on HBO around the time that Norma Jean and Marilyn debuted.

#52 Gretchen Mol

The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)

  • Toweringly top–heavy Gretchen does not share the same body type as more petite pin–up powerhouse Bettie Page. Still, she conveys the icon’s exact erotic allure.
  • Notorious director Mary Harron previously helmed American Psycho (2000), featuring Samantha Mathis, Cara Seymour, Krista Sutton, and Guinevere Turner nude.
  • Naturally blonde Gretchen dyed her pubic hair black to portray Bettie. That’s the kind of method acting that Mr Skin can really get behind — and in front of.

#51 Jayne Mansfield

Promises! Promises! (1963)

  • This is the first celebrity nude scene of the modern age. Without this moment, there would be no Mr Skin.
  • Posters for Promises! Promises! announced flat–out: “See ALL of Jayne Mansfield!”
  • To promote Promises!, Jayne posed nude for Playboy in the magazine’s first–ever movie tie–in pictorial.

#50 Jennifer Aniston

The Break-Up (2006)

  • Although Jennifer flashes a bit of tit in The Good Girl (2002), her seat was always her most sought-after feature. Finally, in The Break-Up, Jen gave the crack up.
  • Be sure to pick up the full-screen DVD of The Break-Up for the best rear view of Jen. The widescreen edition cuts off some vital cheek footage.
  • On her southern exposure, Jennifer said: “There's something liberating about walking around completely nude. I am comfortable being naked.”

#49 Chloë Sevigny

The Brown Bunny (2003)

  • Chloë’s open-mouth, on-camera acceptance of Gallo’s pole is the most sexually explicit act ever in a commercial film with a mainstream Hollywood actress.
  • Even beyond Chloë’s blowhard moment, The Brown Bunny ignited controversy when Roger Ebert proclaimed it the worst film he had ever seen. Gallo responded by “cursing” him, but filmmaker and reviewer, in time, made peace.
  • Before Bunny, Chloë worked mainly in obscure and independent films. Since her bravura deep-throat feat here, she scored a lead role on HBO’s Big Love.

#48 Lizzy Caplan

True Blood (2008)

  • HBO’s vampire saga True Blood has become the go-to show for up-and-comers daring to bare. Lizzy follows here in the boob-prints of series star Anna Paquin.
  • Lizzy began on the boob tube as a teen, playing Sara in the cult series Freaks and Geeks. She then hit the big screen, big time, in Mean Girls (2004) and Cloverfield (2008).
  • With its groundbreaking series 1st and Ten, The Hitchhiker, and Dream On, HBO established nudity as a key ingredient for premium-cable fare. True Blood richly builds upon this tradition.

#47 Julie Andrews

S.O.B. (1981)

  • As the star of Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965), Julie Andrews was the very picture of wholesomeness. Her S.O.B. revelation, then, is the most surprising nude scene ever.
  • Julie’s nakedness overshadows even the first topless scene by her S.O.B. co-star Rosanna Arquette, who went on to become a screen-nudity legend.
  • While this stands as Julie’s first intentional nude scene, she actually slips nip in the family musical Darling Lili (1970), the film that S.O.B. directly parodies.

#46 Maggie Gyllenhaal

Secretary (2002)

  • After Donnie Darko (2001) and 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), Maggie’s star was on the rise. Secretary instantly made her a household name.
  • Maggie undergoes more nude manhandling in Strip Search (2004), a film shown only once on HBO and never released on video. has the review, pics, and clips!
  • Of Secretary, Maggie said: “It is about sex, and there's a lot of sex in it, sex is the key . . . but I'm interested in sex as communication, not in the fantasy version of a sex scene.”

#45 Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly

Bound (1996)

  • Bound was Gina Gershon’s follow-up to Showgirls (1995) and Jennifer Tilly’s first lesbian sex moment (on film, at least).
  • TV and radio promos for Bound made explicit reference to the movie’s “girl-girl action.” Talk about truth in advertising!
  • Warner Bros. was so impressed by Bound’s directorial style that it enabled co-creators Andy and Larry Wachowski to film their dream project: The Matrix (1999).

#44 Julianne Moore

Short Cuts (1993)

  • Pants-down, this is the greatest bottomless-only scene in all of cinema.
  • Julianne’s repeated revelation of her taut rump and crimson nether-coif runs an astonishing two and a half minutes.
  • Short Cuts director Robert Altman ranks among the greatest of nudity-intensive filmmakers. His other celebrity-skin-packed efforts include Ready to Wear (1994) and Dr. T and the Women (2000).

#43 Jane Fonda

Barbarella (1968)

  • In 1968 Jane Fonda was one of the biggest celebrities in the world. A star of her caliber appearing nude in a major motion picture was unprecedented.
  • Jane was married to Barbarella director Roger Vadim, who had previously made sex symbols of his ex-lovers Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve. Barbarella put his record at three for three.
  • In the 2006 memoir Prisoner of X, former Hustler editor Allan MacDonell claims he saw a sex tape involving Jane, her ex-husband Ted Turner, and another woman. We’re still waiting for that video release.

#42 Charlotte Ross

NYPD Blue (2003)

  • If Charlotte’s nakedness here were to appear in a big-screen release, it would be rated R. Obviously this is the greatest nude scene to ever air on network TV.
  • Fittingly, the title of this episode is “Nude Awakening.”
  • Despite other flesh on NYPD Blue, Charlotte’s exposure provoked a $1.4 million fine from the FCC, five years after it actually aired. Now that’s staying power!

#41 Lisa Bonet

Angel Heart (1987)

  • The Cosby Show made Lisa a star. But Bill Cosby was so rattled by Angel Heart he gave Lisa her own sitcom, A Different World, to protect his series’ wholesome atmosphere.
  • Lisa’s black-magic sex ritual was initially so explicit that Angel Heart was rated X. Even trimmed to an R, it remains bewitching.
  • Director Alan Parker also oversaw Irene Cara’s nude debut in Fame (1980) and the all-star nakedness of Lara Flynn Boyle, Bridget Fonda, and Camryn Manheim in The Road to Wellville (1994).

#40 Diane Lane

Unfaithful (2002)

  • Diane debuted nude at 16 in Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1981). She is 37 in Unfaithful and looks even lovelier than she did as a teen.
  • Diane comes by her natural beauty . . . well, naturally. Her delightfully buxom mother, Colleen Farrington, served as Playboy’s Miss October 1957.
  • Unfaithful was directed by Adrian Lyne, the master cinema eroticist who also gave us 9 1/2 Weeks (1986), Fatal Attraction (1987), Indecent Proposal (1993), and Lolita (1997).

#39 Cybill Shepherd

The Last Picture Show (1971)

  • The Last Picture Show was Cybill’s big-screen debut in terms of acting and nudity alike. Although she remains a star four decades later, she never got naked in a movie again.
  • Prior to acting, Cybill was a beauty queen (Miss Teenage Memphis 1966) and fashion model. Picture director Peter Bogdanovich made her his muse, both on camera and off.
  • Cybill’s naked follow-up to Picture Show did not occur until 2007, when she accidentally slipped nip while making lesbian love to Leisha Hailey on Showtime’s The L Word.

#38 Reese Witherspoon

Twilight (1998)

  • Despite starring in the sick-joke cult classic Freeway (1996) and going nude in Twilight, Reese became America’s sweetheart with her wholesome role in Pleasantville (1998).
  • In light of blockbuster hits like Legally Blonde (2001) and her Academy Award for Walk the Line (2005), don’t count on seeing Reese naked again. At least not soon.
  • Aside from Reese, Twilight is notable as the only film in which Susan Sarandon employed a body double. Sue does bare boobs, but her butt belongs to another.

#37 Natasha Henstridge

Species (1995)

  • Knockout Natasha grew up in a Canadian trailer park, then took off for Paris to pursue modeling at age 14. She landed her first Cosmopolitan cover within a year.
  • Natasha also appears naked in Species II (1998), but it took two nude nubiles to replace her in Species III (2004): Amelia Cooke and Sunny Mabrey.
  • After baring her body in seven movies, Natasha noted: “My comfort with nudity definitely plays an important part in getting me my roles.\"

#36 Natalie Portman

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

  • Early on, Natalie famously proclaimed that she would never perform a nude scene. She even turned down Lolita (1997) as, nudity or not, it was too sexual for her.
  • Natalie comes as close as she can to baring her can in Closer (2004). She plays a stripper and peels to reveal just the slightest of thong panties onstage.
  • Hotel Chevalier is a short companion film to The Darjeeling Limited (2007). When Chevalier was offered for free on iTunes, demand for the video crashed Apple’s central operating system.

#35 Elle Macpherson

Sirens (1994)

  • As a supermodel who appeared multiple times on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Elle earned the nickname “The Body.” Why? Just look at her.
  • To adjust to Sirens’ 1920s setting, six-foot-tall Elle gained 20 pounds—in all the right places. During filming, her measurements expanded to 37D-25-36.
  • Aside from a lesbian scene with Kate Capshaw in the cable mini-series A Girl Thing (2001), Sirens remains Elle’s only screen nudity to date. Her most famous co-Siren, Portia de Rossi, went full frontal again in Women in Film (2001).

#34 Anna Paquin

True Blood (2009)

  • At age 11, Anna won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Piano (1993). Unlike many child stars, she continued working and grew up to be a talented beauty.
  • Anna’s first “grown-up” role was as an underwear-clad groupie in the rock ’n’ roll saga Almost Famous (2000). She also plays Rogue in the X-Men movies.
  • In addition to Anna, True Blood has showcased first-time nude scenes by Lizzy Caplan, Lynn Collins, Danielle James, Danielle Sapia, and Jennifer Wenger.

#33 Kate Winslet

Titanic (1997)

  • At a time when few PG-13 movies showed skin, Titanic featured Kate in a long, sensual nude scene. It became the most popular film ever. Coincidence? Mr Skin thinks not.
  • Pre-Titanic, Kate got naked in Heavenly Creatures (1994) and Jude (1996). She’s had six nude roles since, each one a classic: Hideous Kinky (1998), Holy Smoke! (1999), Quills (2000), Iris (2001), Little Children (2006), and The Reader (2008).
  • In July 2009 Kate stated: \"There was so much [nudity] in The Reader because the story required it, but people have seen enough of my bum and my boobs.\" She is wrong.

#32 Carla Gugino

Sin City (2005)

  • On the big screen, Carla’s Sin City nakedness appeared in black-and-white. Full-color versions can be viewed as a bonus feature on the special-edition DVD.
  • In addition to her MILF role in the Spy Kids films, Carla remains best known as a TV actress, especially as the titular FBI agent on Karen Sisco. Now she portrays Hollywood agent Amanda Daniels on Entourage.
  • The 1996 thriller Jaded contains Carla’s other notable nude scene. There, she skinny-dips with lesbians who overpower and gang-bang her on the beach.

#31 Demi Moore

Striptease (1996)

  • To star in Striptease, Demi Moore earned a record $12 million. She was contractually obligated to appear nude. Producers clearly got their money’s worth.
  • Striptease premiered six months after Showgirls bombed big time in theaters. The two films were inevitably compared, but only Showgirls took on a second life as a cult sensation.
  • Demi looks divine, but the only actress to appear in both Showgirls and Striptease is Rena Riffel. In each film, she plays an exotic dancer (surprise!) and she has great nude scenes (surprise again!).

#30 Uschi Digard

The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

  • Uschi, who measures 44DDD-26-35, is the ultimate dairy queen of drive-in movies. She is credited with appearing in more than 110 films in a career spanning just 12 years!
  • Among Uschi’s most noteworthy titles are three collaborations with Russ Meyer: Cherry, Harry & Raquel! (1969), Supervixens (1975), and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979).
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie’s creators next made Airplane! (1980), which features anonymous boobs that actually belong to another super-stacked Russ Meyer starlet—Kitten Natividad.

#29 Meredith Baxter

My Breast (1994)

  • Meredith Baxter became famous on the ’70s TV series Family, then achieved ’80s superstardom as matriarch Elyse Keaton on the classic sitcom Family Ties.
  • NBC premiered My Breast on May 15, 1994, at 9 p.m. Meredith’s all-out display of the titular object figured as the greatest network television nudity to date.
  • Previously, broadcast nudes occurred either on PBS (as with 1972’s Steambath) or among unknown native girls (as in the 1980 TV film Gauguin the Savage). Here was one of the tube’s all-time best-loved moms baring a boob!

#28 Sherilyn Fenn

Two Moon Junction (1988)

  • Sherilyn was an immediate breakout star on the cult TV series Twin Peaks. Show creator David Lynch deemed her “five feet of Heaven in a ponytail.”
  • In theaters, Two Moon Junction bombed. But after Twin Peaks hit, it went into heavy rotation on late-night cable TV and continued to air regularly over the next decade.
  • Two Moon Junction was directed by erotic visionary Zalman King. Two Moon’s cable success led to him creating Showtime’s classic softcore series Red Shoe Diaries.

#27 Nicole Kidman

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

  • Along with then-husband Tom Cruise, Nicole spent a record 15 months shooting Eyes Wide Shut for notorious perfectionist filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
  • Nicole has appeared nude 14 times, so why single out Eyes? Because Kubrick’s lighting and cinematography celebrate her elegant allure more masterfully than any other film.
  • Eyes Wide Shut brims with nakedness, kink, orgies, and even Leelee Sobieski as a Lolita-like strumpet, but its biggest controversy was its final line of dialogue, spoken by Nicole: “Fuck.”

#26 Salma Hayek

Frida (2002)

  • To portray historic Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salma Hayek sports a unibrow and joyfully recreates the artist’s true-life passion for girl-girl sex.
  • Frida spent many years in the making and attracted numerous actresses to its lead role. Ultimately, Salma beat out Madonna and Laura San Giacomo for the part.
  • Salma’s Sapphic partner, Karine Plantadit-Bageot, is a Broadway dancer from West Africa. She plays singer Josephine Baker and really gets a chance to show off her pipes.

#25 Kim Basinger

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

  • The song to which Kim struts and peels is “You Can Leave Your Hat On” by Joe Cocker. She takes his lyrical advice for a bit, but then even her hat comes off.
  • Kathleen Turner and Tatum O’Neal turned down 9 1/2 Weeks due to its mix of violence and weird sex. Former Bond babe and Playboy model Kim had no such reservations.
  • Not surprisingly, Kim failed to return for the seldom-seen, direct-to-video sequel, Another 9 1/2 Weeks (1997). Mickey Rourke replaced her with Angie Everhart.

#24 Keeley Hazell

Cashback (2006)

  • English eyeful Keeley first rose to prominence as a Page 3 Girl—that is, one of the topless models who appear daily on the third page of the UK tabloid newspaper The Sun.
  • Cashback is a feature-length adaptation of a 19-minute film of the same name that was nominated for a 2005 Academy Award. Stick with this version to see Keeley. It’s worth every penny.
  • In his review of Cashback, Roger Ebert noted that it had “so much softcore nudity, you'd think that Russ Meyer was back in town.” High praise from Meyer’s old screenwriter!

#23 Monica Bellucci

Malèna (2000)

  • A superstar in her native Italy, in 2003 Monica got her big Hollywood break as Persephone in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions.
  • To date, Monica has appeared nude in 19 films, including the French cult favorite The Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001) and the arthouse shocker Irréversible (2002).
  • Although her name may not be as familiar as Angelina Jolie and other A-list celebrities, for years, Monica Bellucci has been one of the most-searched actresses at

#22 Bo Derek

10 (1979)

  • The concept of rating attractiveness on a scale of one to ten surely existed in the past, but this movie made it a routine practice, and Bo beautifully lived up to that titular figure.
  • Even more than her nakedness, the image of Bo jogging on the beach in a yellow swimsuit and her trademark hair braids came to define the cinematic sexuality of 10’s era.
  • Bo’s follow-up films, Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981) and Bolero (1984), are legendary artistic fiascoes, but they will live forever as naked timepieces of when their bare-bodied star was the most desirable woman on earth.

#21 Denise Richards

Wild Things (1998)

  • This is, without a doubt, the greatest ménage-à-trois in movie history.
  • Be sure to pick up Wild Things’ special edition DVD, which contains a bonus scene of topless Denise tongue-kissing Neve in a swimming pool.
  • Since not showing her things in Wild, Neve has become nakedly prolific. Check out the Party of Five star’s party of two in When Will I Be Loved (2004) and I Really Hate My Job (2007).

#20 Jennifer Connelly

The Hot Spot (1990)

  • Jennifer first hit it big as a high-school kid in Labyrinth (1986). She proved just how grown up she’d become here, and she was still just 19.
  • Jennifer is so overwhelmingly sexy here that many viewers don’t even notice, let alone remember, that Debra Cole is naked too.
  • Virginia Madsen also goes nude in The Hot Spot, but even she pales alongside the glow of future Oscar-winner Jennifer’s glorious Golden Globes.

#19 Pam Grier

Coffy (1973)

  • As the Queen of Blaxploitation, Pam starred in one classic after another. Among them: Black Mama, White Mama (1972), Hit Man (1972), Friday Foster (1975), Bucktown (1975), and Sheba, Baby (1975).
  • Coffy is not only Pam’s best nudity, it’s her best-loved film and one of her great collaborations with director Jack Hill. The others: The Big Doll House (1971), The Big Bird Cage (1972), and Foxy Brown (1974).
  • In The Arena (1973), Pam is a gladiator in ancient Rome. In Drum (1976), she’s a slave in the Old South. No wonder this timeless knockout has been dubbed “The Baddest Blacktress That Ever Was!”

#18 Heather Graham

Boogie Nights (1997)

  • Before Boogie Nights, Heather’s most notable role was opposite Coreys Feldman and Haim in License to Drive (1988). Baring all made her an immediate superstar.
  • To promote Boogie Nights, Heather appeared nude on a fold out Vanity Fair cover, painted gold from head to toe—or, actually, from head to trademark roller-skates.
  • Aside from Heather, Julianne Moore appears memorably nude in Boogie Nights, as do real-life porn stars Skye Blue, Summer Cummings, and Nina Hartley.

#17 Elizabeth Berkley

Showgirls (1995)

  • This is the greatest lap dance of all time—and not just in the movies. This is the greatest lap dance anywhere, ever, period. And Showgirls is Mr Skin’s favorite movie ever too.
  • Pre-Showgirls, Elizabeth starred as Jessie Spano on TV’s Saved by the Bell. Then she took lessons from real strippers, dyed her pubes blonde, and forever after changed her image.
  • Elizabeth earned just $100,000 for Showgirls. On video, the movie has generated in excess of $100 million. When she asked for $2,500 to do an interview for a special edition DVD, the studio declined.

#16 Mimi Rogers

Full Body Massage (1995)

  • Volcanically voluptuous Mimi bared boobs in The Rapture (1991) and Bulletproof Heart (1994), but her full body exposure in Full Body Massage came as a stunning surprise.
  • Full Body Massage premiered on Showtime on November 5, 1995—a date that will live in skinfamy!
  • Director Nicolas Roeg also helmed Walkabout (1971), which features a constantly naked Jenny Agutter, and Castaway (1987), where Amanda Donohoe also gets nude non-stop.

#15 Jaime Pressly

Poison Ivy 3: The New Seduction (1997)

  • Prior to making Poison at 19, Jaime was a champion gymnast and jet-setting fashion model. “I worked my ass off for this body,” she declared, “and I enjoy it!”
  • HBO promoted Poison Ivy 3 with a barrage of shock ads highlighting Jaime in a thong. As a result, the movie premiered to record ratings on May 20, 1997.
  • Other Poison Ivy installments specialize in grown-up child stars going nude: Drew Barrymore in the 1992 original, Alyssa Milano in Poison Ivy 2: Lily (1996), and Miriam McDonald in Poison Ivy 4: The Secret Society (2008).

#14 Kaki Hunter

Porky's (1982)

  • In this one moment alone, Porky’s achieves cinema’s greatest peep scene, as well as its greatest group shower.
  • Porky’s takes place in the 1950s, which explains the naturally hairy pubic hairstyles, which prompt one peeper to proclaim: “I’ve never seen so much wool. You could knit a sweater!”
  • Made on the cheap, Porky’s blockbuster success ignited the 1980s’ teen-sex-comedy revolution, which also brought us Zapped! (1982), Joysticks (1983), Screwballs (1983), Valley Girl (1983), Fraternity Vacation (1985), et al.

#13 Shannon Elizabeth

American Pie (1999)

  • American Pie revived the classic ’80s-style teen sex comedy.
  • Raunchy, rack-packed, R-rated campus farces that followed in Pie’s wake include Varsity Blues (1999), Road Trip (2000), Sorority Boys (2002), and Van Wilder (2002).
  • Pie also spawned two theatrical sequels—American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003)—plus three direct-to-DVD follow-ups: American Pie Presents Band Camp (2005), American Pie Presents The Naked Mile (2006), and American Pie Presents Beta House (2007). All feature great nudity.

#12 Jamie Lee Curtis

Trading Places (1983)

  • After Halloween (1978), The Fog (1980), Prom Night (1980), and Terror Train (1980), Jamie Lee feared being typecast. Trading Places showed her range—by the cupful.
  • Jamie Lee’s other 1983 effort, Love Letters, is another must for skin fans. She herself once guessed that her topless time accounts for “75 percent” of the romantic drama.
  • Trading Places director John Landis previously contributed to our Top 100 at #73, with Mary Louise Weller’s open-window display in Animal House (1978).

#11 Katie Holmes

The Gift (2000)

  • Katie was at the height of her fame as Joey Potter on the TV drama Dawson’s Creek when she granted us access to her Dawson’s Peaks.
  • The Gift is Katie’s only nude scene to date and, given her marriage to the slightly image-conscious Tom Cruise, it will likely be her last—so long as that couple remains so happy.
  • The Evil Dead, director Sam Raimi’s 1981 debut, oozes nakedness and freaky sex, but The Gift is his lone effort since then to feature even one real nude scene.

#10 Anne Hathaway

Havoc (2005)

  • As a teen, Anne hit it big in Disney’s G-rated Princess Diaries movies.
  • Since debuting nude, Anne starred in Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and Get Smart (2008).
  • Anne scored a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Rachel Getting Married (2008).

#9 Alyssa Milano

Embrace of the Vampire (1995)

  • Alyssa became a star as Samantha Micelli, Tony Danza’s daughter on Who’s the Boss?
  • Embrace of the Vampire forever changed Alyssa’s good-girl image—for the better!
  • Having proven her supernatural sexiness, Alyssa went on to star as a hot witch on the TV series Charmed.

#8 Eva Green

The Dreamers (2003)

  • The Dreamers landed Eva the role of Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006).
  • Selecting just one Dreamers scene is a challenge; Eva appears naked 10 times.
  • Legendary filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci—who created the landmark Last Tango in Paris (1972)—directed The Dreamers.

#7 Halle Berry

Swordfish (2001)

  • Famously, Halle earned $500,000 to go topless here.
  • Halle’s other great naked moment is her sex scene in Monster’s Ball (2001).
  • Swordfish beats Ball as Halle’s hottest work because we get a clearer, longer look at her nude body.

#6 Kelly Preston

Mischief (1985)

  • Kelly is best known today as the long-time wife of John Travolta.
  • Mischief is set in 1956. Many 1980s teen sex comedies followed a nostalgia trend (Porky’s, Losin’ It, Screwballs).
  • Doug McKeon, the guy here with Kelly, was the kid in On Golden Pond (1981).

#5 Marisa Tomei

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

  • Marisa stunned the world by winning an Academy Award for My Cousin Vinny (1992).
  • Of Marisa’s four nude scenes in Devil, this is the longest look at her incredible, 42-year-old body.
  • Marisa followed up by famously going nude again in The Wrestler (2008).

#4 Jessica Biel

Powder Blue (2009)

  • Jessica initially reached stardom on the wholesome TV series 7th Heaven.
  • The nude scene in Powder Blue was heavily hyped prior to the movie’s release—and then Jessica lived up to the buzz.
  • Unlike Jessica Alba in Sin City (2005) and Lindsay Lohan in I Know Who Killed Me (2007), Jessica plays a stripper who actually strips!

#3 Sharon Stone

Basic Instinct (1992)

  • This is the most intimately explicit nude scene ever performed by an A-list star.
  • Sharon proves she’s a natural blonde.
  • Sharon claims she was “tricked” into doing this scene. Even so, she doesn’t regret it.

#2 Angelina Jolie

Gia (1998)

  • Angelina was a relative unknown prior to Gia. This movie made her the most famous woman in the world.
  • Just like Gia Carangi, Angelina is openly bisexual in real life.
  • The other woman here is Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Juliet on Lost.

#1 Phoebe Cates

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

  • This is the celebrity nude scene to which all other celebrity nude scenes must answer.
  • The power of this moment comes from a young star at her most beautiful, a sexy slow-motion build-up, and the relatable circumstance of a teenage crush on your sister’s hot friend.
  • After Fast Times, Phoebe Cates never did a topless scene again. Her work was done!