You always need to be incredibly careful when it comes to taking naked photos of yourself. Because as these 16 celebrities have learned, you never know when your most intimate moments can become public knowledge.
For half of our list, the moment when the world got an inside look at their bedroom was one of the most traumatizing moments of their entire life. In fact, in the case of WWE wrestler Paige who recently had some incredibly racy footage released, you’ll be shocked at how devastated she was from the fallout.
Thankfully for the other half of our list, while we’re sure it wasn’t their favorite moment they’ve all been able to come out and say at least some things positive or laugh off their accidental audition for the other film industry. In fact, one celebrity even wishes you got to see even more!
We’re not talking about some small-time celebrities here. Whether they’ve been on your television screen for years like Kaley Cuoco, dominating the big-screen like Scarlett Johansson or impacting the music industry like Rihanna and Aguilera; we’re sure you’re going to love who we’ve included below.
16. Happy – Scarlett Johansson
Ryan Reynolds has no shortage of things that have happened in his life that may make you incredibly jealous. Such as the fact that at one point his phone started lighting up with photos of his then-wife Scarlett Johansson wearing absolutely nothing at all.
The photos ended up making their way to the public eye and while Johansson has come out and said it was very upsetting, Johansson was also able to take the moment in stride saying in a past interview,
“I know my best angles. They were sent to my husband. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not like I was shooting a porno…Although there’s nothing wrong with that either.”
While she won’t be joining the other film industry anytime soon, at least you know she’s supportive of it.
15. Traumatized – Jennifer Lawrence
When Apple’s iCloud system was heavily compromised a few years back there was no bigger target out there than Jennifer Lawrence. While she avoided having video emerge, the world definitely still got to see a whole new side of the Hunger Games star.
Lawrence opened up about the incident to Vanity Fair,
“It does not mean that [because I’m famous that] it comes with the territory. It’s my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can’t believe that we even live in that kind of world.”
Lawrence also went on to say,
“It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime,” Lawrence bluntly tells the magazine. “It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change…Anybody who looked at those pictures, you’re perpetuating a sexual offense.”
14. Traumatized – Mischa Barton
You wouldn’t be alone if you have some decisions from your past that you regret. Especially if one of those things is a terrible relationship. For Barton, it was a brief fling from her past that led to her being at the center of a sex tape scandal earlier this year.
“This is a painful situation, and my absolute worst fear was realized when I learned that someone I thought I loved and trusted was filming my most intimate and private moments without my consent, with hidden cameras,” said Barton in a statement.
13. Happy – Demi Lovato
There are several celebrities who have had their privacy violated in 2017. Lovato is among them, but unlike most, her photos feature her with clothing still on and instead just shows Lovato showing off some cleavage.
Lovato made sure to note that fact when she took to Twitter to laugh off the leak,
“I love how everyone’s freaking out about one picture. It’s not nude and it’s just cleavage. Besides the world has seen me nude BY CHOICE before…#vanityfair #nicetry #cleavagegameonpoint #myboobsarenteventhatbig #angles”
The photoshoot that she is referring to was taken back in 2015 and featured 3 rules 1) no makeup, 2) no retouching and, perhaps your favorite rule 3) no clothes!
12. Traumatized – Kate Upton
When Kate Upton had her private photos leaked onto the internet, she wasn’t the only famous person involved.
Also in the photos was her significant other, professional baseball player Justin Verlander. Verlander has had seasons where he’s been one of the top pitchers in baseball and you can imagine he would love to throw a fastball straight at the man who violated their privacy.
“‘It was very difficult. It’s an invasion of my privacy and it’s not OK. It’s illegal. People don’t have a right to look at those photos or to judge them,” said Upton in a past interview.
Verlander and Upton have been dating since 2011 and in 2016 announced they are engaged.
11. Happy – Becca Tobin
Becca Tobin was seen celebrating the Christmas holidays without clothes on when her photos were leaked on the internet back in 2014.
Taking to Twitter to confirm the leak, Tobin tweeted out “Merry XXXMas!” which you have to admit was at least a humorous way to handle the situation. Tobin received support from countless individuals, including her then co-star on Glee Matthew Morrison who wrote “Way to embrace it Hun!”
Tobin may have played a character named Kitty Wilde on Glee, but we’re sure she wasn’t anticipating the world seeing this wild side of her!
10. Traumatized – Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens has done plenty of things to try and shake her image as a Disney girl. One thing she wasn’t planning on happening, however, was having her bedroom photos become public knowledge back in 2007.
“It was very traumatic, and I am extremely upset it happened. I hope all my fans can learn from my mistake and make smart decisions,” said Hudgens of the situation back when it first occurred.
Later when reflecting on the situation in 2013, Hudgens admitted,
“That was just a really s**tty situation that sucked. That was by far the worst moment of my career.”
While Hudgens was referring to the original leak, she also had her privacy violated in 2009 and again in 2011.
9. Happy – Kaley Cuoco
“I totally have Google Alerts that come to my phone, so anything that my name pops up it comes to my phone because I’m, like, obsessed. I need to know what’s going on,” she went on to say
“So, every day, every day there’s like 30 ‘Kaley Cuoco nude photos’ [alerts]. It’s been going on for years. This one came up … and then I started getting emails like, ‘No, there are some real ones going around’ and I looked and was like, ‘Oh my God, there are some real ones!”
Cuoco then took the hilarious route of overly pixelating a photo of her and then-husband on the beach in which she was wearing a swimsuit but made it appear she was nude (but censored).
Cuoco also made sure to note, “I took it in my own hands and make a joke about it because what are you gonna do?” she said. “You gotta make fun of yourself.”
8. Traumatized – Paige
Paige may be used to dealing out and taking some pain in the ring, but the most painful experience of her life may have come earlier this year when she had several videos and photos released of her getting in some seriously adult situations.
The situation was so traumatizing for Paige that she admitted that she considered suicide,
“I had days I wanted to physically harm myself,” as well as saying,
“The one thing that was the hardest was thinking ‘my husband is gonna leave me’ ‘my family will disown me’ but I’m blessed beyond words to have a family and a husband that stuck by me because they know who I am. They know I’m not a bad person and they held my hands through hell.”
Paige has since stated she plans to pursue legal action.
7. Happy – Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale may appear in Pretty Little Liars, but there was no lying about the fact that nude photos of her got splashed all over the Club Jihad website earlier this year.
To make matters even worse, Hale was making a duck face in the photos!
While some women feel shame, Hale called the situation ridiculous and went on to say,
“I will not apologize for living my life and having a personal life that is all mine. It’s truly unfortunate that being exposed in this way is allowed. Thank you for all the sweet, supportive messages I’ve been receiving. It was a much needed reminder that I’m surrounded by so much love. I appreciate you all very much. And to whoever did this… kiss my a–.”
While the photos have since been removed, we appreciate that she was able to vocalize how she isn’t going to apologize for how she lives her life.
6. Traumatized – Christina Aguilera
When Christina Aguilera had her photos leaked back in 2011, it also came with some time in court as the person who committed the crime ended up being sentenced to 10 years in jail.
When speaking in front of the court, Aguilera opened up about how hurt she felt, saying
“That feeling of security can never be given back and there is no compensation that can restore the feeling one has from such a large invasion of privacy.”
Celebrities may have many advantages in life that you’re jealous of, but Aguilera makes an outstanding point and we’re sure it was part of why the offender got such a significant sentence.
5. Happy – Emily Ratajkowski
In the terms of Emily Ratajkowski, there is definitely no shortage of opportunities for you to check her out wearing little to no clothing. And while she, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, were targeted in the same scandal she took on a much different attitude
“A lot of people who were victims of that said anyone who looks at these pictures should feel guilty, but I just don’t think that’s fair. I think once it’s out there, it’s out there, and I’m not sure that anyone who googles it is necessarily a criminal. I think the people that stole the photos are.”
Something tells us Ratajkowski has no plans to stop taking her clothes off in front of the camera anytime soon.
4. Traumatized – Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union has no shortage of impressive roles on her acting resume, but if you really wanted to be intimidated just imagine pissing off her husband who is the NBA mega-star hall of fame bound Dwayne Wade?
Union’s photos were intended for Wade’s eyes only, but judging by her entry on this list you can imagine they failed to stay that way.
“I am adjusting to my new reality. Everything feels tainted. On Instagram, people tell me they’ve seen me naked. Walking into my favorite pizza place, I wonder who has seen the photos and what they are thinking. It’s part of daily life now,” said Union in a past interview.
3. Happy – Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst has stripped her clothes off for an on-screen role, but that doesn’t mean she was preparing for the world to get a public look at her private life. Dunst’s privacy was violated back in 2014 when Apple’s iCloud system was heavily compromised. Thankfully she was able to pull out some of her comedic ability when dealing with the situation, tweeting out sarcastically
“Thank you iCloud” along with a pizza and poop emoticon.
While that’s hardly loving the situation, at least she was able to avoid coming out and saying that the situation had left her devastated like many people on this list. We’re sure if someone else tried to mess with her privacy that it wouldn’t be long before Dunst was giving Peter Parker a call to come and save the day!
2. Traumatized – Rihanna
Rihanna has struggled with having her privacy violated in the past in a variety of ways. On one hand, you have the time the public became aware of the damage that Chris Brown was inflicting on her face. Then you also have the fact that the world has been made aware of her bedroom activities on multiple occasions (though it’s not like she stays clothed on-stage!)
“It was the worst thing that could possibly ever happen to me. I just felt like my whole privacy was taken before that [first photo leak] and then, when [the nudes] came out, I thought, ‘Oh great, so now there’s nothing they don’t know about me and my private life’…It was humiliating and embarrassing” said Rihanna back in 2009.
Rihanna also admitted in interviews that the photos were sent to her boyfriend, who at the time would have been Brown.
1. Happy – Kanye West
While this list is full of sexy ladies, leave it to Kanye West to have perhaps the funniest and most shocking response to his nude photos; some of which showed off all of his member but some of which only showed off parts of his body
“You cannot imagine how disappointed I was how I got cut off…Were there any ladies commenting? My email did go kind of crazy. I was getting all types of random emails out the blue — a lot of emails, a lot of inboxes,” said Kanye in a past interview.
You definitely aren’t going to find many people out there that essentially say they wish the photos had shown off even more of his penis! At least he has something in common with Kim.