When you are an actress in Hollywood, there is always the chance that you’re going to be asked to push your comfort zone. For many of them, that involves dropping their clothes and letting the entire world check out their birthday suit.
For the 20+ below, not only did they have to get up close and personal with their co-star, but their love interest just happened to be an absolutely gorgeous female actress.
Natalie Portman is already gorgeous, but let’s go ahead and pair her with Mila Kunis. Megan Fox is a fox (heh), why not throw Amanda Seyfried at her body and see what happens? And while some of these movies went on to get critical acclaim, some of our entries are from movies that may have (but definitely no longer will) slipped by your radar.
We’ve also tracked down quotes from a large majority of the women. Find out which star had a crush on her female counterpart, which celebrities loved locking lips with each other, who didn’t care, and all the dirty secrets that can come from shooting what are some of the most memorable intimate scenes in cinematic history.
15. Eva Longoria + Kate Del Castillo = Without Men
Eva Longoria has been pretty open about her sexuality in the past, including divulging to past interviewers her love of “taking care of things herself” as well as introducing a little domination to the bedroom.
One thing she has not talked about is bringing in women to the bedroom, but that didn’t stop her from locking lips with Kate Del Castillo in the movie Without Men!
Castillo opened up about locking lips with Eva in a past interview saying, “What can I tell you? It’s like any other scene, except where there was a man, now there’s a woman. What do you do, really?”
Longoria was also quick to talk about the scenes but did so by also mentioning they were important to her, “In the film Kate’s and my character fall in love. These were very special scenes for me because I got the chance to work with such an incredible actress, whom I’d wanted to work with.”
14. Scarlett Johansson + Penelope Cruz = Vicki Cristina Barcelona
Scarlett Johansson may have many skills at her disposal that makes her an outstanding foe (or ally) as Black Widow, but it’s clear to anyone who is a fan of Johansson that she is also able to always whip out the power of seduction.
While she’s typically locking lips with leading males, it’s Penelope Cruz on the other end of her affection (at least briefly) for Vicki Cristina Barcelona.
Naturally, every interviewer out there wants to hear from both women on the day of loving, but neither seemed all too impressed with what went down.
“There were 60 crewmen eating salami sandwiches. It’s really the least sexy thing you can ever imagine,” said Johansson.
Cruz was also quick to shut down an interviewer saying, “She and I have been asked that question a thousand times, and we are sorry that we don’t have any funny stories to tell you about it.”
13. Angelina Jolie + Elizabeth Mitchell = Gia
Angelina Jolie may be one of the biggest actresses of all-time, but there was a time in her career where she was just struggling to get the door open. One way to do that? Get your booty in any movie that will cast you, even if it was made for TV.
That was the case with Gia that told the life of Gia Carangi who was the world’s first supermodel, and who also knocked boots with lovely ladies.
One of the lovely ladies to win over Jolie‘s affection is the stunning Elizabeth Mitchell who you may best recognize from LOST.
12. Denise Richards + Neve Campbell = Wild Things
Denise Richards and Neve Campbell both decided to explore some of their wilder sides with the 1998 steamy movie Wild Things. It was only Richards‘ 2nd big movie, but she made sure that people were not quick to forget it.
One way to make it extra memorable? Why not make out, without clothes on, in a swimming pool with Neve Campbell?
Richards talked about the day of shooting in her memoir Real Girl Next Door, “The producers asked if I was okay French-kissing Neve on camera. Usually it’s that pretend movie kiss, but they wanted a kiss kiss. I thought, ‘Okay, I’m sure she has nice lips'”
Once agreeing to do the scene, the two ladies quickly decided alcohol was going to be necessary, “Neve and I went into her trailer and shared a pitcher of margaritas before we did the scene. Neither of us had ever kissed another girl… Everyone has a first time”
11. Evan Rachel Wood + Nikki Reed = Thirteen
While plenty of the women on our list only elected to lock lips for their on-screen moment, Evan Rachel Wood has spoken out in the past about how she considers herself bisexual. In fact, it very well may have been getting all up in Nikki Reed‘s face (in a good way) that caused her to realize this.
“I did have a crush on Nikki. I don t think I realized at the time that it was like a full-blown crush but I definitely remember having feelings and thinking she was so beautiful,” said Wood in a past interview.
10. Salma Hayek + Ashley Judd = Frida
Salma Hayek was committed to doing everything she could to make sure that the life of Frida Kahlo was depicted properly when she took on the role of Frida in 2002. Part of making sure her life is accurate? Making sure that you also explore that Frida was also bisexual.
Hayek talked about this element of the character in a past interview, “I know that Frida had very meaningful, relationships with women— meaningful relationships with women.”
Part of showing that on-screen was a passionate kiss between Hayek and fellow stunner Ashley Judd and while you may not be able to get it out of your head after seeing the movie, Hayek actually wanted to do more!
9. Megan Fox + Amanda Seyfried = Jennifer’s Body
Megan Fox may have just been used as a sex symbol when she appeared in the Transformers movies, but you may be a heck of a lot more intrigued to find out that instead of Shia LaBeouf, she locks lips with the gorgeous Amanda Seyfried in Jennifer’s Body.
It was Seyfried that the reporters got to open up about their close scenes together, and boy did she!
“We kissed really well together. We have similar kissing styles! If I watch the scene, it’s actually really sexy,” she said in a past interview.
Seyfried did not stop there, going on to say that she loves filming sex scenes “A lot of my co-stars have been sexy guys my age who are really respectful and cool. So, why not? I’m not going to pretend it’s not fun.”
8. Ashley Greene + Olivia Wilde = Butter
Olivia Wilde got to explore her wild side when she played a stripper in the role Butter. Naturally, Wilde had to know the character was going to push her sexual limits, but you may not have been expecting her to get quite so close with Ashley Greene.
Ashley Greene to her own credit made a name for herself with the Twilight series and it was trying to detach from that film series that was part of her decision-making on signing on to the movie.
“I think it’s about going outside of your comfort zone. It’s about always working and always moving forward and not allowing yourself to feel comfortable anywhere, because I think if you feel comfortable, you’re not doing your job, and you’re not where you’re supposed to be.”
She went on to say, “You should always have this adrenaline rush and always be moving, always be ‘on,’ and always be doing something different.”
7. Rooney Mara + Catherine Zeta-Jones = Side Effects
Rooney Mara has been very outspoken in the past about why she loves acting, “I have been exposed in films, physically and psychologically, but I was playing a character, so I didn’t feel exposed as myself,” she said in a past interview.
One way that she elected to push her comfort zones is by exploring her sexuality on screen with Catherine Zeta-Jones in the movie Side Effects.
While the idea of the two getting hot and heavy may intrigue you, it didn’t do anything for Mara, who went on to say,
“They are like any other romantic scenes. It does not feel different from kissing a man in front of the camera. I don’t find anything strange about it or embarrassing or funny. But some of the people on set probably thought so.”
6. Natalie Portman + Mila Kunis = Black Swan
What you may not know, is that Portman was the one who pushed hard for director Darren Aronofsky to hire Mila because the two were such good friends in real life.
When talking about it in an interview, Portman said,
“I didn’t really think through the fact that I was going to have to have sex with her in the movie. It was pretty awkward. I almost feel like it would be easier to do it with someone you didn’t know. But, having said that, it was great to have a friend there who, we could laugh and make jokes and get over it together.”
5. Sarah Michelle Gellar + Selma Blair = Cruel Intentions
There was plenty of intimacy to go around in the movie Cruel Intentions, but there is nothing cruel about reminding you that there is a scene in which Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair elect to get up close and personal.
It became such an iconic scene from the movie, that when the two (alongside fellow star Reese Witherspoon) attended a musical parody of the movie (yes, this exists), they elected to lock lips yet again, this time sharing the photo on social media.
It was done humorously by Sarah Michelle Gellar who wrote “My lessons paid off!”, leading Blair to also share the photo saying “Back with my girl @sarahmgellar. Still my favorite kiss #bittersweetsymphony.”
4. Elizabeth Berkley + Gina Gershon = Showgirls
Plenty of the movies on our list not only involved scenes that would get you hot under the collar but also did quite well with critics. That was definitely not the case with Showgirls, which Elizabeth Berkley starred in back in 1995.
The movie was her first big break away from Saved by the Bell and understandably, she wanted to do something to change her image. Sadly the movie failed to live up to arguably everyone’s expectations. Unless of course, you wanted to see Berkley lock lips with the stunning Gina Gershon.
When talking about the movie, Berkley said, “I hope that it’s brought you comfort, I hope that it’s brought you joy, I hope that you’ve made incredible memories with your friends watching it cozy on your couch,” but also admits that it may be your guilty pleasure!
3. Alyssa Milano + Charlotte Lewis = Embrace of the Vampires
Alyssa Milano owes a large portion of her career to the television show Who’s The Boss which she played for 8 years. However, by the end of her time on the show, Milano was more than happy to try and get rid of the good-girl image that she felt had been attached to her.
This means that Milano was quick to appear in several movies in her birthday suit, but none perhaps more eye-catching than Embrace of the Vampires. The scene may start as an innocent naked photoshoot between the two actresses, but it doesn’t take long before it turns into a makeout session.
2. Amanda Seyfried + Julianne Moore = Chloe
Amanda Seyfried may have locked lips with Megan Fox, but that’s not the only gorgeous woman in Hollywood that has been able to seduce her on the big screen.
Seyfried also appears in the movie Chloe in which it is Julianne Moore who is able to get close with Seyfried. When comparing the two, Seyfried said “The situation was very different. Two very different stories and very different women.”
She was then asked how it feels kissing women on screen, in comparison to males, saying “It’ll never be easier… It’s easier with men for sure. But the first kiss with anyone’s awkward. The scene between Julianne and myself was very, very intimate and very erotic, so it was definitely a little bit harder [than in ‘Jennifer’s Body’], I think, but necessary.”
1. Kate Winslet + Melanie Lynskey = Heavenly Creatures
Let’s be honest here, Kate Winslet clearly doesn’t seem to have a huge issue with electing to rock out in her birthday suit. In fact, not only does Winslet have several on-screen loves with male actors, she also gets intimate with an unknown actress in Holy Smoke, and perhaps more memorably, with Melanie Lynskey in Heavenly Creatures.
It was the first movie for Lynskey, who quickly got attached to Winslet.
“Our relationship was very intense; it was more intense than some love affairs that I have had in my life. We developed such a bond that for a long time we couldn’t let it go. We would write each other letters and talk on the phone all the time,” she said in a past interview.
Sadly for Lynskey, she lost track of Winslet after she found success with Titanic.