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“Let’s be honest here,” begins Ranker, “there aren’t many things on this planet hotter than a hot naked girl wearing body paint. In fact, the only thing hotter would be to actually see the hot naked girl without the body paint.” Actually, the hottest of all is when the colored ‘covering’ is on famous frames!

Which is why we’re here—celebrating the annual National Bodypainting Day that takes place this year on Saturday, July 9th in New York City. And in true Sleuth fashion, we’ll showcase the hottest female celebs who’ve taken the acrylic avenue!

“National Bodypainting Day took place last Saturday,” read the report in the Daily News after the 2015 event, “as hundreds of New Yorkers volunteered to let themselves be used as blank canvases…with the participants declaring: “All Bodies Are Good Bodies!” Especially if they’re totally shaved

“Bodypainting Day is all about artistic expression,” proclaims its official site. “The theme of the annual event, ‘What the World Needs Now’ acknowledges the importance of the artist’s voice in our world”—which is why the painters are as prominent as their canvases:

As Jackie DeShannon sang in her 1965 hit, ‘No, not just for some but for everyone.’

“With tens of thousands of spectators viewing the event live {gee, wonder why} and literally millions of people seeing it in the press and through social media,” the site continues, “Bodypainting Day offers artists a platform to share their unique voice.” As well as a platform in the heart of Times Square for their creations to exhibit themselves to the masses! Guess that’s what artists mean by a “cityscape.”

“You may be completely naked and no one will know because you’re covered up and it looks like you have a costume on,” the organizers promise. “Or the artist can design a dress, pants, shorts or any clothing that you wish, even make you look fully dressed.” These lovely ladies give new•d meaning to the term ‘birthday suit,’ wouldn’t you say?

“Bodypainting is an art form that uses the human body as a canvas,” explains an expert in the field. “It is a form of painting pictures or spreading colors on a person’s skin to look pleasant to the eyes of the viewers. It also can help bring people together for a cause.” And with all the current racial tension and tragedy between the police and the public, it’s up•lifting to see this show of unity.

Adds one art historian: “Painting the unclothed form involves an artistic application of exotic colors over the contours of the body. Nowadays, no part is safe from bodypainting! But most of the work is done on the face.” Well, it’s a start

“It is widely believed that the paintings we make on our bodies have some extra sensual powers,” the historian opines. “Some of these designs have been thought for centuries to have magical powers with which one could ward off evil spirits or tribal enemies. Such was the thinking of many races and indigenous peoples in the past.” A practice African women ‘practiced’ on alluring artist Mia Florentine Weiss in 2008.

“Today, however, the painting of bodies generally coincides with a celebration of auspicious occasions.” Such as a Blue Moon?

“Following the already established trend in Western Europe,” Wikipedia notes, “body painting has become more widely accepted in the United States”—now considered so fashionable that it has even been featured in several major runway shows!

And the patterns have become increasingly elaborate: “Airbrushed art design is an artistic talent that transforms your everyday skin into a beautiful design,” observes a blog devoted to the technique. “It can be a living animal, a flower, or almost any life form that you wish.” Our wish is that they all be nude!

“Very skilled artists will cover any parts of your body that you desire, from the top of your head to the tip of your toe. And if you can’t make up your mind which part to paint, you can have your entire body airbrushed so it completely disguises the real you underneath.” Well, not completely

“Some experts,” says Wikipedia, “are proficient at producing images that are trompe l’oeil {literally, French for ‘fool the eye’} representations painted on people’s skin. For the best at the craft, it’s like a walk in the park.

For Sleuth, it’s best when the babes are known…and naked. So here is our Top Ten of comely canvases featuring famous frames!

One last word before we begin, from the folks at BodyPaintingDesigns.com: “While painting the body one must keep certain things in mind. Visualizing the end result is a good idea, as it will help in the perfect outcome. Add special effects by using glitter and other shiny cosmetics. And keep a bundle of tissues handy.”

We won’t touch that


Exactly one year after her groundbreaking ‘pregnant nude’ cover for Vanity Fair, the actress pioneered and popularized the celeb body paint trend with that mag’s August 1992 fine art feature


Here’s how it’s done…by the same artist, Joanne Gair, who did Demi and now paints the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models every February:




Upon closer inspection, clearly this paint job was a labia of love



Leaves little to the imagination!


Boy Meets World meets bush


Nearly killed by the 2004 tsunami in Thailand - Sleuth ran into her in a restaurant a year later - the supermodel paints a different picture on this calm, beautiful beach


Signing both silver shots for Sleuth, she remains the be all and END all these days!

“Body painting is a beautiful form of art using the human body and its natural curvature,” concludes SlipTalk.com. “It’s amazing that these artists pull these off so seamlessly.”

And that these celebrities pull their clothes off so readily!