A vanity project is a movie driven as much by personal ambition as it is by artistic merit. They're often our favorite kinds of movies! Today we're digging deep to find actresses who went nude in their own vanity projects. Some of these flicks were spectacular failures while others bucked the trappings of a vanity project to become critical, and sometimes commercial, hits. By The Sea, Swept Away - these are not the latter. Sorry! We're just having fun guys okay?

Charlize Theron went the no-makeup route in The Burning Plain (which she co-produced), hoping for lightning to strike thrice following Monster and North Country. Sharon Stone's notorious Basic Instinct 2 failed to recapture the magic of the first flick fourteen years later. Here's something for you political junkies - Louise Linton, the wife of former Trump cabinet member Steven Mnuchin - self-financed her flick Me You Madness, which features nudity and lesbian lovin'.

Bo Derek's vanity projects include Tarzan the Ape Man, Bolero, and Ghosts Can't Do It - all directed by her doting much-older husband John Derek.

Pia Zadora's husband produced her flick Butterfly and allegedly even paid off the HFPA for her Golden Globe. And who could forget Madonna directed by her then-husband Guy Ritchie in Swepy Away - the veiniest of all vanititties.

On the positive side of things, we have Jodie Foster in the Oscar-nominated Nell and Reese Witherspoon's finger-sucking in the 2x Oscar-nominated Wild. We've got these gals and more for you in the gallery below!