As We Count Down to the 81st Annual Academy Awards on February 22nd, Mr Skin Pays Tribute to the Twenty Actresses Who Took Home Oscar Gold for Films in Which They Flashed Flesh

The 1990s saw acclaim from the Academy coming together with onscreen nudity as never before. In fact, every woman who took home a trophy for Best Actress in a Leading Role throughout that decade had movie nudity in her filmogrphy, a trend that (so far) has continued into the new millennium. The last actress to take home a little gold man in the twentieth century was Gwyneth Paltrow. But uniting Oscar with bared flesh wasn't the only tradition Gwyneth was carrying on with her nude turn in Shakespeare in Love; she was also continuing a family legacy of undressing for the camera. Gwynnie's mom, Blythe Danner, also turned in a pair of nude performances, though she was never saluted by the Academy as her darling daughter was. Paltrow has far outdone Mommy with the volume of nude scenes in her career, which is definitely a good sign. Just imagine all the nudity we can expect from future funbag flashers in the family!