You can understand why so many hot celebrities enjoy the beach. Getting away from the grind of filming, the Hollywood scene, the pressures, it’s needed. Spending time under the sun and by the water, maybe with a family or a significant other, it’s a great way to kill some time and look great doing it. Wearing a bikini is nice but some ladies may want to cut loose more, take advantage of the lax standards of overseas to take off the tops and enjoy a good tan. It’s a nice theory but there is the risk of how it can be exposed in more ways than one.
The paparazzi figured out a while ago how famous women can go for this and thus have camped out at beaches quite a lot in hopes of getting a good shot. It’s gone from telephoto lenses to freaking drones as many a starlet has discovered privacy isn’t much of an issue. Many an actress or singer has been spotted topless at a beach with models seemingly common for it. Many of the ladies who have done it don’t seem to mind about the pics as they’ve shown it all on screen or in magazines. Others are notable for avoiding nudity in their own stuff but showing off nicely on this beach. From mega-stars to less famous but still notable, here are twenty female celebrities caught topless on a beach and show how they can still entice even on their time off.
20 Miranda Kerr
The supermodel is pretty up front on showing her body nicely in magazines and red carpet appearances. In 2008, she was still known as Orlando Bloom’s girlfriend when caught topless on a balcony during an island getaway. She was seen topless at the beach in 2009 at the start of her career, showing off the nice firm chest she’d expose a lot more. In 2013, she was caught with her dress falling down on a bikini shoot but laughed it off. Kerr has shown her body off a lot more but these candid shots still showcase why she’s a fantastic model for modern ages.
19 Charlize Theron
Given all the times she’s shown off naked on camera, you’d think a topless shot wouldn’t be that sensational. But the Oscar-winner is capable of looking insanely sexy no matter what and this is no exception. Vacationing between films, Theron took advantage of a quiet beach to take her top off and no matter how many times you see it, it’s still terrific, especially with her tied-back hair and sunglasses. Even on vacation, Theron is one of the sexiest women alive and this just proves it.
18 Kylie Minogue
Singer and actress, Kylie has maintained her popularity Down Under since the 1980s while still looking perky and hot. Some trips as a young lady showed a still developing body but in 1993, tabloids lovingly splashed photos of Kylie in just a black thong with her then boyfriend. It was a sensation and she would break away from her cleaner image to a hotter vixen for hits like “Can’t Get You Outta My Head.” Once you see the pint-sized sexpot in these images, you won’t be able to do the same.
17 Sienna Miller
The British actress was well known for her relationship with Jude Law that ended with him cheating on her with a nanny. She was caught sunbathing topless in 2006 and the next year with a gal pal but in 2008 decided what was good for the goose was good for the gander. She was photographed on vacation with married actor Balthazar Getty that got some major press. Miller was notable for lotioining up her bare breasts and while she’s gone nude on film, these candid shots were far hotter than most of the actress’ other work.
16 Alyssa Milano
Milano shifted her image big time in the ‘90s from the innocent tomboy on Who’s the Boss to a sexpot showing off in Embrace the Vampire. She was starring on Charmed in 1999 when she was photographed at a beach in what amounted to a tiny gold chain as a thong, her body looking stunning as she and her then boyfriend had some fun. She’s cut back on nudity since but Milano proved with this set how she truly has a body to work some sexy magic.
15 Elle Macpherson
The Aussie model helped put “supermodel” on the map as a term with her terrific form, bright smile and lush mane of hair. In 1994, she made a huge bit going nude in the movie Sirens and the next year was caught on a boat in St. Tropez with her then-boyfriend. Since then, she’s appeared far more times, in 2005, ’06 and most recently 2015. Each time, she’s barely looked as if she’s aged and still “The Body” to allure and thrill better than women half her age can.
14 Geena Davis
The Oscar-winner has had her ups and downs (see Cutthroat Island) but still remaining popular with stints on shows like Grey’s Anatomy. She’s avoided nudity on film throughout but in 1999 was caught on a topless swimming trip on vacation. While not a total knockout, her tall and lithe body was shown well with a good chest and today, at the age of 60, she’s still quite the looker to make this notable for showing it off more.
13 Stephanie Seymour
The supermodel was a familiar face in the 1990s from magazine covers to her relationship with Axl Rose. She had showed off in Playboy a few times and numerous bikini shoots but it wasn’t until 2011 that she was finally caught by paparazzi while in St. Barth’s. She still looked incredible though and would follow it up with a few more nude magazine stints to remind us all of the killer model she was.
12 Kelly Brook
The British glamour model has been notable for her amazing chest that she’s shown off a lot. Her first beach time came in 2005 with then-fiancée Billy Zane, her breasts nicely showcased. She hit the beach again in 2006, even sexier than before and mostly recently a trip to Cancun in 2013. No matter the time, Brook looks absolutely incredible topless and a sight to enjoy.
11 Uma Thurman
It wasn’t like Thurman hadn’t shown off in movies before. The alluring actress had gone nude in films like Dangerous Liaisons and others. However, her topless photos from St. Barts were a sensation in 1996, the sight of the actress showing off her stunning chest with a white thong and soaked back hair setting the Internet on fire. Thurman has continued showing that sexy talent off time and again while this trip remains one of her sexiest moments ever.
10 Pamela Anderson
Probably the most famous Playboy alumnus who was never POTY, Anderson made the first of a record 14 appearance in the magazine in 1990. That carried her to her star-making role on Baywatch so she knows her way around a beach for sure. She was caught sunbathing topless with friends in St. Tropez in 2006 and then again in 2013 while enjoying the surf in just a red thong. No matter her age, she’s still a classic blonde bombshell who easily makes the beach a second home.
9 Poppy Montgomery
Technically, it was more a staged shoot but still very notable. The Australian-born actress came to fame on CBS’ Without a Trace as a tough FBI agent and a knockout beauty. In 2004, she did a spread for Black and White magazine that had her nude on the beach and looking absolutely stunning in it. Montgomery would later dye her blond locks red for the mystery series Unforgettable and this spread truly shows how her at a beach is a sight that will always stay in your mind.
8 Elizabeth Hurley
The British model first found fame as Hugh Grant’s girlfriend then as actress in Austin Powers and currently the Queen on The Royals. She got her first brush with this trope in 1995 when she was photographed sliding off her bikini bottoms at a beach. In 2005, she followed with the rest, photographed topless at a yacht off the coast of Italy, firm breasts still looking terrific and that cool British beauty looking hot. She’s older but Hurley still reigns as one of the sexiest ladies England can offer.
7 Cameron Diaz
From her debut in 1994’s The Mask, Diaz was hailed for her mix of gorgeous looks and great humor to become a major star. In 1998, she was first caught topless with her then-boyfriend, the pics a fast sensation for her nice and firm chest. She was caught again in 2006 on a swim and more recently in 2014, proving she still has a body better than women half her age and no way you can hide such pure sexiness.
6 Miley Cyrus
The transformation of Cyrus from an innocent Disney starlet to a tattooed and pierced rocker has been remarkable. The gal who once got heat for showing a bare shoulder in Vanity Fair is now showing her body off regularly in magazines. So it’s little surprise that she’s been spotted at the beach flashing her breasts, first in 2014 changing on a deck to show off her tattoos. Then in 2015 was an islands trip in the surf, smiling brightly while in just a bikini thong. Truly amazing how this once innocent girl shows off a very grown up body and attitude.
5 Catherine Zeta-Jones
Zeta-Jones was a total unknown in 1991 when she went on a boating trip with friends and doffed her top for some swimming. This became a bigger deal when Zeta-Jones became a star and in nice style. In 2003, she was photographed in Mexico also topless and highly controversial as she was smoking while eight months pregnant. Zeta-Jones hasn’t done as much since at the beach but still a knockout by any standards and truly smoking.
4 Ashley Benson
Between Pretty Little Liars and Spring Breakers, Benson is used to some risqué stuff but never really showing off on screen. So it was notable when in 2015, Benson was caught topless while on vacation in Hawaii with co-star and BFF Shay Mitchell. It revealed a very nice rack that got major attention and boosting Benson’s popularity more while making your viewing of her sexy appearances more enjoyable.
3 Natalie Portman
The actress has mostly avoided nudity in her work, even in her hot Oscar-winning turn in Black Swan. But back in 1999, she took a trip to St. Bart’s and paparazzi clicked her showing off her naked chest. It may not be that huge but still quite nice and the most flagrant nudity Portman has ever done. She may doff it on film in the future but it nicely showed Portman’s beauty which has only grown larger.
2 Cindy Crawford
She just turned 50 but Crawford looks as gorgeous as in her ‘90s prime. The first known pics of her at a beach topless came in 2000 after she had done a few nude spreads in magazines but still truly beautiful and would be photographed on a yacht in 2008 while with her husband. With her lush curly hair and face marked by that famous mole, Crawford remains one of the best knockouts alive and proves that on the beach.
1 Heidi Klum
The supermodel seems unable to go to the beach without taking her top off, even at 43. Pics of her topless have been common from vacations since the ‘90s and only continue today. Despite pregnancies and divorce, Klum still looks absolutely stunning with a fabulous tanned chest that you can’t help but admire and more than understandable why she enjoys showing it off nicely to prove she can still be a stunning looker.