Hollywood is a magical land where just about anything can happen. Including real life sex. Yup, that’s right, there have been instances of celebs going full-on intercourse for the sake of a great movie, television show, or music video. And then there are the celebrities who are rumored to have done so for the big screen. This list of 20 Celebrities Who Didn’t Mind Having Real Sex for the Big Screen will open your eyes to a whole new meaning of committing to your craft.
Some of the stars on our list have openly admitted to getting down and dirty in front of the cameras, while others have stayed quiet about it. Hey, Hollywood is full of the gorgeous, chiseled bodies of the rich and famous; can we really blame celebs for taking advantage of the opportunity to enjoy some great hanky panky?
This list will surprise you and make you go back to your movie collection to see just how believable these sex scenes were. Odds are, they were very real indeed! These celebs show us just how dedicated they are to their job. So much so that they don’t mind shedding their clothes and baring it all while the cameras rolled.
20 Notorious B.I.G. - “Ready to Die” Music Video
Notorious B.I.G. died not too long ago and was unable to answer our burning question of whether or not he totally did it in a music video. In the video for “Ready to Die”, it looks as though the heavy-set rapper is receiving oral sex. So his rapper cohort P. Diddy decided to dish on the filming of that now notorious music video. According to him, Notorious B.I.G. was definitely engaging in some sexual behavior during the filming for “Ready to Die.” He went on to say that he thinks if Notorious B.I.G. were alive today, he would not be ashamed of admitting it. True rapper fashion, huh?
19 Shia Labeouf and Stacey Martin - Nymphomaniac
18 D’Angelo - “How Does It Feel” Music Video
R&B singer D’Angelo is yet another singer who reportedly had sex while shooting a music video. It is said that D’Angelo was doing the real thing in the video for “How Does It Feel,” in which he solidifies his public image as a total sex machine. The music video had a huge impact on the public and was the talk of the town among R&B music lovers. The video was only the beginning of D’Angelo’s reign as a sexual symbol in the music world, yet he unfortunately succumbed to another vice popular among musicians and singers: drugs. Check out the video for yourself and see what you think!
17 Chloe Sevigny - The Brown Bunny
There is a sex scene in the 2003 movie, The Brown Bunny, in which Chloe Sevigny appears to be genuinely giving co-star Vincent Gallo a b-job. True or false? Chloe has actually come forward to say that she had been doing the real thing, and it was not just the smoke and mirrors of Hollywood magic. The movie had people talking for sure, and double-checking to see if the performance was just really good acting, or whether Chloe and Vincent were totally into each other. They were. The Brown Bunny may have been able to get away with a bit more for being produced by an independent studio, yet it was still a shocker to the general public!
16 Melvin Van Peebles - Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song
Much as the title of this film suggests, Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song was full of R-rated material. And as it turns out, Melvin Van Peebles, who starred in the film, had engaged in some riled-up behavior on the set. The movie takes place in a brothel (of course) and Melvin definitely got some action! So much so that it is said he got a sexually-transmitted disease from his dirty work on the set! Apparently he received some worker’s compensation for the whole ordeal. Wow, talk about dedicating yourself to your art! Still, we might pass on watching this film; we don’t really need to picture Melvin in that situation.
15 Kieran O’Brien and Margo Stilley - Nine Songs
Kiernan O’Brien and Margo Stilley starred in Nine Songs, a film that should receive a XXX rating! It contains enough sexual material to make a Playboy Playmate blush! For Nine Songs, the sexual encounters between O’Brien and Stilley was “unsimulated” and totally real! What’s even worse is that Nine Songs made an appearance on a list of the worst sex-scenes in a movie. Ouch! So much for baring it all and committing to your work. O’Brien and Stilley ended up getting burned for their commitment to making the sex real in the film. Maybe they just were not sexually compatible.
14 Robert Pattinson - Little Ashes
Most of us know Robert Pattinson from his hunky role as Edward the vampire in the hit movie series Twilight. Yet before he started on-screen and off-screen dating Kristen Stewart, Pattinson was getting down and dirty with…himself. Yep, Pattinson appeared in the film Little Ashes, encompassing the best of Spanish and British cinema. In one of the scenes, a younger Pattinson looks as though he is thoroughly enjoying some foreplay or something. Well, it turns out he was pleasuring himself. Yes, the orgasm face is the real deal, ladies and gents! The actor later joked about it saying his “O” face is captured forever.
13 Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood - Heart-Shaped Glasses
12 Lauren Lee Smith and Eric Balfour - Lie with Me
We will let you just take a look at the cover art for the film Lie with Me and determine what this movie is about. The title, the artwork, it just screams adult-rated movie! Well, that may have very well been the case. According to many, the stars of Lie with Me, Lauren Lee Smith and Eric Balfour had actually had real-life chemistry on the set. Many say that the two celebs were genuinely getting it on during the filming of this movie. Just watching the promiscuity and sexuality of this film will make you think that it would take pretty good acting chops to fake it.
11 Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton - Monster’s Ball
10 Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg - Performance
What do you do when you have the moves like Jagger? Better yet, what do you do when you are Mick Jagger? You get some! At least that is the story with Performance, a 1970 film starring Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg. It is said that the two were being totally for real when they were acting in that sex scene. And get this: at the time, Anita was the girlfriend of Keith Richards, also known as Mick Jagger’s bandmate! This is just an all-around cray-cray story. This film has it all, from sex, drugs, and a mental rollercoaster to leave you dizzy – and blushing!
9 Bo Derek - Bolero
The 1984 movie Bolero starred Bo Derek, who supposedly was not acting when she was involved in a sex scene in the film. In fact, the entire movie is all about the character’s growing up and realizing her full sexual potential. So naturally there had to be sexual content in it. Add to that the fact that the storyline follows a gorgeous Englishwoman as she travels to Morocco, and you have the makings of a completely sensual cinematic experience. The film’s content may have been a bit much back in the early 80s, but now it would probably be right at home with these other contemporary sex-filled films.
8 Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie - Don’t Look Now
When you choose to make a movie that involves a distraught parent who is trying to process death, you can bet that there will be some toying with sexual behaviors. Case in point: Don’t Look Now, a film starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. Rumor has it that the sex scene in this movie was not a simple depiction of actors doing their acting job very well. It was full-on doing it. This is another example on our list of a film from an independent studio, so they may have been able to get away with a bit more. Still, watch the movie and “don’t look” too hard or you may see more than you bargained for.
7 Sienna Miller and Hayden Christensen - Factory Girl
6 Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer - True Blood
Could it be that an episode of True Blood was actually showing some true sex? The rumors say so and speculate that celebs Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were totally immersed (quite literally) in that sensuous scene on the hit television show. Hey, Anna is a gorgeous, Stephen ain’t bad, so who is to say that they didn’t want to completely commit to their roles and put on a real show for viewers? Perhaps True Blood needed to up its ratings or there was just a need to insert some shock value into the series. Either way, this is one example of real-life sex that you need to see to believe.
5 Mickey Rourke and Carre Otis - Wild Orchid
Wild Orchid was a 1989 film that showed off some very wild acting! Apparently the two stars, Mickey Rourke and Carre Otis were so not acting when they were involved in a wildly sexual scene on the set. The story tells of a career woman’s jet-setting off to Rio de Janeiro, and what happens in Brazil does not stay in Brazil! This is your typical film about two upper-class yuppies who want to get in each other’s pants. So they do. Watch for yourself and determine whether the rumors floating around this film are true. Are Roarke and Otis engaging in some carnival-inspired intercourse?
4 Charlize Theron and Ben Affleck - Reindeer Games
Okay, so we have seen these two sexy celebs star in some racy and sensual scenes. Yet in the film Reindeer Games, it appears that Charlize Theron and Ben Affleck are doing a bit more tan acting. Or, okay, a lot more than acting. Here is a story of doomed lovers: he just gets out of jail and she is the woman he has been waiting for his whole life. Blah, blah, blah. Cut to the steamy makeout sessions and determine whether or not the action is indeed real or just super-crazy-good acting. We will let you be the judge on this one.
3 Mira Sorvino - The Summer of Sam
Mamma Mira! Was actress Mira Sorvino really having actual sex with John Leguizamo in The Summer of Sam? Rumor has it that the two celebs were indeed actually doing it in front of cameras in this 1999 film about a murderer in late 1970s New York City. Because when you have a horror-thriller film, you need to have some sexuality. Bring in some hot actors and you have got a recipe for success. Your audience gets turned on and scared out of their effing minds all at the same time. If you choose to watch this film, you can decide if the sex is real or just great acting.
2 Kim Basinger - The Getaway
Have you ever found yourself saying “You could not even pay me to get it on with Alec Baldwin!”? Well, maybe we have never actually said that, but we all know that he is not the sexiest man alive. Too bad Adam Levine is not on this list! Anyway, Kim Basinger starred in The Getaway with Alec Baldwin back in 1994. It is rumored that the two celebs were going all the way for real in a steamy sex scene in the movie. True or false? For Kim’s sake we hope this is false! Perhaps this is an instance where we can say “anything for art!”
1 Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas - Basic Instinct
Sharon Stone seems like a pretty classy lady, right? Well, would you believe the rumors that she and co-star Michael Douglas totally had real-life sex while filming the movie Basic Instinct? Because that is what people say! The 1992 film includes some dirty, steamy activity between Stone and Douglas, and it is either the actual thing or really, really good acting. Classified as an (erotic) thriller, Basic Instinct has it all: scares, deep content, and sexuality. Viewer discretion advised? You bet! This film came as a huge shock to moviegoers everywhere when it as released more than two decades ago.