In the early years of cinema, there were strict codes every filmmaker, director, writer, and actor had to adhere to. There was very minimal violence and absolutely no nudity. In fact, the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho, was the first to show an unmarried couple sharing a bed, which featured Janet Leigh wearing a “risqué” bra. At that time, it created some controversy. However, it would be considered tame by today’s standards. The violence, s*xuality, and nudity have increased over several decades.
Cinema has evolved in terms of technology and innovation in special effects. It’s also very common now for certain movies to feature extreme violence, intense sexuality, and hardcore nudity. Several actors and actresses embraced the change in standards. They have no problem stripping down to their birthday suit and showing the world what they’re made of. For some celebs, they’re best known for some of the most daring scenes involving nudity. Even many of the world’s most famous actresses and actors have bared it all onscreen to rave reviews. However, there are also many celebs that don’t tear off their clothes for a scene. Several of the hottest actors and actresses alive don’t participate in scenes involving nudity. That might be disappointing for some fans out there but they can still heat up the screen. Here is a look at 8 Celebs That Bared It All On Screen and 8 That Refused To.
16. Heather Graham (Bared It All)
Heather Graham has no problem taking off her clothes and baring it all onscreen. She got that chance in the classic film Boogie Nights, which was released on October 10, 1997 to rave reviews. It starred Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, and Burt Reynolds. The film revolved around the golden age of the adult film industry. The film contains two particular famous nude scenes. One features full frontal nudity from Mark Wahlberg, although he used a prosthetic for his “lil’ Marky Mark.” The other features Heather Graham who certainly wasn’t using any type of prosthetic. Graham portrayed adult film star “Roller Girl.” She is known for always wearing her roller blades. In a specific scene, she rolls her way to Dirk Diggler (Wahlberg) and strips down to just her roller blades. Additionally, she’s appeared naked or in several intense physical scenes in films such as Killing Me Softly, Boogie Woogie, Adrift in Manhattan, and The Hangover.
15. Hilary Duff (Refuses To)
Hilary Duff rose to fame as a child star and carved out an image she wants to maintain for her fans. Despite being all grown up, Hilary isn’t eager to do nude scenes and show off her naked body. She is best known for starring in the hit Disney series, Lizzie McGuire. She also starred in The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Additionally, she has starred in several films geared towards the teen/tween audience, such as Agent Cody Banks, Cheaper by the Dozen, and A Cinderella Story. She has also released several albums for her younger fans, including Metamorphosis, Hilary Duff, and Dignity. Hilary doesn’t do nudity because she’s protecting the image she cultivated with her young fanbase. She doesn’t want to push them away by getting down and dirty onscreen. She is concerned that by doing a nude scene, she would ruin the memories her fans have of Lizzie McGuire.
14. Kate Winslet (Bared It All)
Since making her film debut, Kate Winslet has often stripped down to her birthday suit for several films. Sometimes she’ll just give a tiny glimpse or a short shot, but other times, she just puts it all on display. It’s possible that Winslet has appeared naked in her films more than any other actor or actress. She had her big breakthrough with her iconic role as Rose in the universally beloved film Titanic. In one famous scene, Rose poses nude for Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) while he draws her. The nudity is minimal and only shows a tiny bit of her naked body. However, the drawing pretty much shows everything. That was pretty tame compared to other films where Winslet stripped down to absolutely nothing and in some cases, got a bit freaky, including Heavenly Creatures, Jude, Holy Smoke, and The Reader. Some actors are just really committed to a role no matter how naked they feel.
13. Blake Lively (Refuses To)
Some of the most tantalizing and red-hot scenes feature no nudity at all. They get the heart-racing and blood-boiling but the actors and actresses never reveal everything. Blake Lively is one of those actresses that manage to come really close to baring it all but holds off just enough. She is best known for her role as Serena van der Woodsen on the hit series, Gossip Girl. She has now moved onto a successful film career. In several of her roles she often dresses provocative and enticing. Additionally, she heated up the screen in the 2012 film, Savages, which was directed by Oliver Stone. She engages in an insanely hot threesome with co-stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Taylor Kitsch. However, at no point is she naked or even in a compromising position. She refuses to do nude scenes and doesn’t even like showing off too much of her body.
12. Ben Affleck (Bared It All)
Ben Affleck isn’t known for taking his clothes off onscreen. He’s had a long and successful career but rarely did anything too risqué. That’s part of the reason it was so surprising to see Ben and his “little friend” at the end of Gone Girl. Gone Girl was released on September 26, 2014 and starred Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. For years, female nudity and s*xuality have been much more common than male nudity in films. The most any guy did was show off his backside. However, in the last several years, that changed significantly and a lot of actors are showing off their front side too. Towards the end of Gone Girl, Affleck is taking a shower and we get a shocking glimpse of his manhood. He’s rarely seen in his birthday suit so this got a lot of attention. Affleck joked about the scene and said, “(it) looks better in 3D.”
11. Julia Roberts (Refuses To)
Julia Roberts had her big breakthrough with her iconic role as Vivian Ward in the critically and commercially acclaimed film Pretty Woman. It was released on March 23, 1990 and also starred Richard Gere. Despite playing a prostitute in the film, Roberts is never naked although she does come pretty close. She used a body double for several of the hot and steamy scenes in the film. Additionally, Julia Roberts’ head is Photoshopped onto the body of professional body double, Shelley Michelle, in the film’s iconic poster. Throughout her long and lustrous career, she has starred in numerous beloved films. She won an Academy Award for her universally praised role in Erin Brockovich. On 5 separate occasions, People magazine named her “World’s Most Beautiful Woman.” She probably has had several offers to take it all off. It’s very unlikely that Roberts will ever do nudity or get down and dirty.
10. Jason Segel (Bared It All)
In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Jason Segel stripped down to his birthday suit in one of the funniest and most awkward scenes. He really let it all hang out there and even shook it around a bit. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was released April 18, 2008 and starred Segel, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand, and Mila Kunis. At the very beginning of the movie, Peter (Segel) strips down to absolutely nothing to surprise his girlfriend, Sarah (Bell), when she arrives home. Unfortunately, she’s there to break up with him. He refuses to put on clothes because as Peter states, “I know what that means, if I put clothes on it’s over.” Sarah proceeds to break up with Peter who is still very naked. Peter pleads with her to stay but it’s too late. She leaves and he’s left standing there in the nude. Not only did Jason Segel star in the film but he also wrote the screenplay. He revealed that he based the breakup scene on a real life incident. He also bared it all in the 2014 film, Sex Tape, along with co-star Cameron Diaz.
9. Scarlett Johansson (Refuses To)
Many actresses come very close to taking it all off but won’t go as far as nudity. Scarlett Johansson has showed off intense amount of cleavage in several seductive photo shoots and magazine covers. She also runs around beating people up in a skintight black leather outfit as the Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, that is as far as she’ll go. She isn’t eager to rip off her clothes on the big screen. She has starred in numerous popular movies including Lost In Translation, The Horse Whisper, and The Prestige. Despite heating up the screen in several of her films, she’s never done a nude scene or an intense physical scene. She did come very close in the 2013 film Under the Skin, but once again, didn’t cross the line. In fact, it’s unlikely that she’ll ever parade around completely naked since she has a strict “no nudity” clause in her contracts.
8. Halle Berry (Bared It All)
Halle Berry won her only Oscar award for her memorable performance in the film Monsters Ball. The film was released on February 8, 2002 and starred Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton, Heath Ledger, Sean Combs, and Mos Def. The film received rave reviews but it was Berry who stole the spotlight. In one unforgettable scene, Berry tears her clothes off until she’s completely naked and engages in an intense scene with Billy Bob Thornton. It’s a very realistic and somewhat uncomfortable scene. Regardless, Berry had everyone buzzing with that moment. All eyes are on Berry during that scene so most people might have missed Thornton’s derriere. Halle Berry was universally praised for her critically acclaimed performance. She was the first and, currently, only African-American female to win an Oscar for Best Actress. She has gone on to star in numerous beloved films and franchises but nobody will ever forget her role in Monsters Ball.
7. Jessica Alba (Refuses To)
Jessica Alba is considered a s*x symbol but is one of the many beautiful actresses that have chosen not to bare it all on screen. It’s likely that her adoring fans wouldn’t mind seeing her strip down but that’s unlikely to happen. Jessica Alba is best known for her roles in numerous popular films such as Sin City, Into The Blue, and Little Fockers. Alba has never danced around in her birthday suit but has come pretty close. When asked if she’d ever do a nude scene, she simply replied, “I don’t do nudity.” Obviously, thousands of fans around the world were disappointed to hear that. Later, she further elaborated on why she won’t do nude scenes, “I don’t want my grandparents to see my boobs…That’s it. It would be weird at Christmas. And, I mean, really if you look at the movies I have done, getting naked would never ‘elevate’ the picture.”
6. Michael Fassbender (Bared It All)
When director Steve McQueen and critically acclaimed actor Michael Fassbender make a film, it will always feature great acting, phenomenal directing, emotionally draining scenes, and of course, a naked Fassbender. Michael Fassbender is known for letting the camera really focus on his “little buddy.” Fassbender has starred in several memorable films such as 300, the X-Men franchise, and 12 Years A Slave. Fassbender received universal praise for his role as a s*x addict in the 2011 film, Shame. Shame is known for its intense sexuality and nudity. In one particular scene, Fassebender lets “little Mikey” out of its cage for a very long scene. Fassbender’s character walks around his apartment completely naked and in all his glory. He really just lets it all hang out there. That wasn’t the only time Fassbender let it all out. He has appeared naked in several other films, most prominently in the 2008 film, Hunger.
5. Megan Fox (Refuses To)
Megan Fox has set the screen on fire with her off-the-charts hotness. However, she’s done so without ever stripping down to her birthday suit. That seems almost impossible but it’s very true. In fact, she often wears risqué and hot outfits that shows off her body and cleavage. That is as far as she’ll go when it comes to nudity. Fox is best known for her role in the Transformers franchise. She also starred as the alluring Jennifer in the black comedy horror Jennifer’s Body. The Los Angeles Times once referred to Fox as a “s*x symbol of the highest order.” Despite her status in Hollywood, she isn’t eager to bare it all onscreen and probably never will. One of the reasons is because she is a mother and doesn’t want to expose her children to that. For the time being, she has no plans to tear her clothes off and do nude scenes.
4. Sharon Stone (Bared It All)
The classic neo-noir film Basic Instinct features one of the most iconic, memorable, and groundbreaking scenes involving nudity. Ironically, the scene contains very little nudity but the exposure was enough to get everyone’s attention. Basic Instinct starred Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas and was released on March 20, 1992. The film is known for being a hot and steamy erotic thriller. In one particular scene, Sharon Stone pretty much bared it all. The scene featured her wearing a hot white dress and smoking a cigarette while being interrogated. However, underneath the dress, she wasn’t wearing anything as she crossed and uncrossed her legs showing another side of her. Initially, the film created some controversy but is now considered a classic movie. The scene and film are considered groundbreaking and are discussed throughout university curriculum. During the ‘90s, Sharon Stone was considered a s*x symbol and this scene played a crucial role in developing that image.
3. Chris Pratt (Refuses To)
There are numerous male actors that love tearing off their clothes and dancing around in only their birthday suit. However, Chris Pratt is likely the only male actor that refuses to do nudity. Chris Pratt rose to fame as the lovable goof ball, Andy Dwyer, in the series Parks and Recreation. He went on to become an international mega-star and has starred in several blockbuster films such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, and The Lego Movie. Prior to his fame, Pratt actually worked as a male stripper and had no problems taking his clothes off on a nightly basis. A major life-changing event appears to have changed his mind about nudity. His wife, Anna Faris, gave birth to their son nine weeks prematurely. The couple turned to prayer to help them get through that difficult time. Pratt now refuses to do nude scenes because it goes against his religious beliefs. That might be disappointing to some of his fans but don’t worry, he’ll still run around the galaxy with his shirt off.
2. Margot Robbie (Bared It All)
The Wolf of Wall Street was released on December 25, 2013 to critical acclaim. After the film premiered, nobody was talking about Leonardo DiCaprio’s stellar performance or Martin Scorsese’s impeccable directing. Everyone was raving about Margot Robbie’s show-stealing performance. In particular, there was a lot of buzz surrounding two hot and steamy scenes. In one scene, Robbie appears completely naked wearing only black stockings and high heels. Later, Robbie’s character, Naomi Lapaglia, refuses to engage in physical activity with Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) in an intensely erotic scene. Robbie went above and beyond baring it all in Wolf of Wall Street. She also portrayed seductive villain Harley Quinn in the DC film, The Suicide Squad. She doesn’t strip down naked in the film but her portrayal of the smoking hot psychopath received overwhelmingly positive feedback. She was praised for her provocative and sultry performance.
1. Emma Watson (Refuses To)
Emma Watson isn’t willing to rip off her clothes and parade around in her birthday suit. She has done some modeling where she participated in somewhat risqué photo shoots. Other than that, she hasn’t even come close to doing a nude scene and most likely never will. She has appeared in several memorable films, including Perks of Being a Wallflower, This is the End, and Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson is best known for her iconic role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise. Hermione was tough, intelligent, highly competitive, and brave. Watson played the role from 2001 to 2011 and became a worldwide phenomenon. One of the reasons she refuses to bare it all onscreen is because she doesn’t want to tarnish the image and legacy of Hermione Granger. She doesn’t want to ruin Hermione’s reputation by revealing more than she needs to.