It may be shocking to even consider, but there are some female celebrities who have taken off their clothes on-screen and many people either didn’t notice or quickly forgot. Every single entry on this list may not surprise you as every reader’s knowledge of nudity differs but it is likely that some of the celebrities included will.
The principle rule for this list was that only mainstream released nudity could make the cut. As such that means any woman who had their private photo leaked online weren’t included for those images. So, Jennifer Lawrence, an extremely popular young actress who was a victim of photo leaks won’t be found here as she hasn’t gotten naked on screen. So, without any further ado, let’s get to the ladies.
20 Natalie Portman in Hotel Chevalier
A tiny actress with a massive career, Natalie Portman has been a major part of the Hollywood film scene since her childhood. Léon: The Professional, the Star Wars franchise, Garden State and so many other well-known films have heavily featured the acting ability and beauty of the still young actress but it took a tiny, tiny film for her to appear nude. Despite suffering nip slips in both Closer and No Strings Attached, it is the short film Hotel Chevalier, a prologue to Wes Anderson’s movie, The Darjeeling Limited, where she chose to show her rear.
19 Kate Beckinsale in Uncovered
A former model, who was named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire Magazine in 2009, it is safe to say that Kate is one of the most picturesque beauties to ever grace films with her presence. That hasn’t stopped her from taking part in all kinds of films, including action-horror flicks, comedies and dramas. It was a thriller early on in her career that earned her place here, though. Swiftly taking off her dress and bra and pouring herself a drink in one scene, Kate stands topless for several seconds and later walks away from a lover giving us a follow-up view her boobs.
18 Teri Hatcher in Heaven’s Prisoners and The Cool Surface
Whether you first came to know Teri from her television role as Lois Lane, her turn as one of Jerry’s girlfriends on Seinfeld or somewhere else, you weren’t likely to forget this actress quickly. Also well known for her long-term starring role in the series Desperate Housewives, Teri has won Golden Globes, Emmys and SAG awards in her time. For this list, however, we’ll be looking at her topless scene in Heaven’s Creatures, which is considered one of the best nude scenes of all time, and her lesser known sex scenes in The Cool Surface. For such a long-lasting television star, you’d think more people would be aware of her naked history, but alas, most aren’t.
17 Eliza Dushku in The Alphabet Killer
An actress well-known for her role in the classic series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff show Angel, Eliza became one of the most sought after young actresses alive seemingly overnight. Tapped to take on starring roles in the films Bring It On, The New Guy and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back to name just a few, all of those films featured sexy outfits but zero nudity. Fast forward to 2008 and Eliza’s latest horror film, at the time, The Alphabet Killer, where, in a very quick moment, Eliza changes her top, unleashing her bosoms for the world to see. She may not have been the caliber of star she once was, at the time, but her body sure hadn’t suffered at all.
16 Rose Byrne in The Goddess of 1967
It took our previous entry’s star to be on the decline for her to doff her top but in the case of this talented actress, she shed her clothes long before her star-making roles. Although Rose may not be a true household name yet, her face is no doubt highly recognizable to nearly everyone based on her roles in the X-Men franchise, Bridesmaids, Spy and Neighbors. Although, if we didn’t know better, we may have thought she’d exposed her body in the film I Give It a Year, the fact is reports say she actually used a body double. Instead, if you actually want to see this Australian stunner in the nude, you’d have to go all the way back to the year 2000 and the award winning indie film The Goddess of 1967 where the actress exposed her chest.
15 Jessica Alba in The Killer Inside Me
First stealing the film spotlight and our hearts in the film Idle Hands, Jessica Alba has starred in films like Sin City, Good Luck Chuck, a duo of Fantastic Four films and several others. As we mentioned in another entry, even playing a stripper didn’t mean Ms. Alba showed off more of her skin than a bikini would. Fortunately, in the movie The Killer Inside Me, Jessica played a prostitute who begins a relationship with a very violent man. While she is being punished by the movie’s main character, she has her bare butt whipped again and again, which involved showing it for the first time.
14 Lea Thompson in All the Right Moves
The Back to the Future trilogy is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved franchises in cinematic history. Right up there with other seminal series like Star Wars or The Godfather in the minds of many fanatical followers, the actors and actresses that make up its core cast are irrevocably linked with their characters. In the case of this smoking redhead, that may be a bit of a burden as her performance as the protagonist’s often buttoned up mother made many people forget just how hot she was and is. Seen sunbathing nude in Casual Sex, it is her earlier role in the high school football drama, All the Right Moves where she revealed all of her private parts. For those of you who haven’t seen her assets in this drama, you are missing out, as she had one hell of a body at the time.
13 Kristen Stewart in On the Road
The star of one of the most beloved and reviled franchises to ever exist, the Twilight saga, Kristen will likely always be best known as Bella Swan. As her time playing referee for a bunch of vampires and werewolves on screen came to an end, she seemed to feel the need to be taken a lot more seriously. Taking on one of the lead roles in an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal book, On the Road, she is seen topless in more than one scene. First, for a few seconds as a duo of dudes opens the door to reveal her in bed, later while having sex and finally in the front seat of a car while pleasuring both of her traveling partners.
12 Kristen Wiig in Welcome to Me
The most recent film to make this list, Welcome to Me featured the nude debut of one of today’s biggest stars, Kristen Wiig. One of the most renowned comedy figures of any gender in the world today, Kristen turned her years on Saturday Night Live, where she was often the show’s MVP into an impressive film career. Although her parts in funny films like Paul, Bridesmaids and Anchorman 2 serve as her calling cards, she has also quietly racked up an impressive resume in more dramatic pieces. Playing a lottery winner with a borderline personality disorder, one scene in Welcome to Me, called for her to make her way through a casino whilst completely nude.
11 Courteney Cox in Commandments, Dirt and Blue Dessert
We don’t need to tell you that Courteney is most famous for her lead role in the sitcom Friends, of course, but we’re here to let you know she hasn’t always been so sticky sweet. Like many famous actresses, Ms. Cox appeared in various stages of undress in a few films early on in her career. In both the thriller Blue Dessert and the religious comedy-drama Commandments, she exposed her breasts during sex scenes. Long after her most famous role, however, she was at it again with her starring role in the tabloid serial, Dirt. Bare-skinned in several scenes, the actress briefly revealed her chest and ass for the series, which she produced.
10 Jessica Biel in Powder Blue
First coming to prominence as one of the stars 7th Heaven, as the daughter of a Protestant Minister, she seems to have bristled against the squeaky clean nature of the show almost from the start. Equally known for her incredible looks and appearing in movies like The Rules of Attraction, Blade: Trinity and others. Her popularity and appearance led to Esquire Magazine naming her the Sexiest Woman Alive in 2005. A couple of years later, Jessica took on the role of a stripper in the film Powder Blue. Unlike another famous Jessica whose stripper remained clothed, Jessica’s breasts were exposed and she even poured melted candle wax on them.
9 Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette, Melancholia and All Good Things
Another former child star, Kirsten first earned fame and respect for her chilling role as a child who relishes her powers in Interview with the Vampire. As a teen, she further entrenched herself in the Hollywood elite with her turns in Bring it On, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the Spider-Man trilogy and The Virgin Suicides. It wasn’t until she reteamed with her Virgin Suicides director to make Marie Antoinette, that she popped her naked cherry. Undressed by her handmaidens, her entire backside was revealed for her fans to enjoy. Years later, in a pair of dramatic films, she first went topless and then gave us a full frontal view of her fantastic body.
8 Meg Ryan in The Doors, The Presidio and In the Cut
After an early role in Top Gun, Meg became an international superstar after her performance in the romantic comedy, When Harry Met Sally. Fully capitalizing off her newfound fame, she quickly became America’s Sweetheart with a slew of hit films like Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and many, many others. Somehow in the midst of her success, the fact that she managed to rack up one hell of a naked resume seems to have gone mostly under the radar. Topless in The Doors and The Presidio, she also went full frontal during the film In the Cut, arguably the grittiest role she has ever taken on.
7 Jennifer Aniston in The Break-Up and The Good Girl
Another former Friends Star, Jennifer has clearly become the most famous alumni of the popular sitcom since its conclusion. An actress who has left her audience with blue balls a lot over the years, many of her films including, Rumor Has It, Horrible Bosses, Wanderlust, and We’re the Millers reportedly featured her in nude scenes. Although all of those movies featured sexy shots, with We’re the Millers featuring her in a bra that her nipples can be seen through, The Good Girl featured her actual nude debut, as her breast can be seen in an unfortunately very dark scene. Then in the Fullscreen release of The Break-Up, when her character saunters around her apartment naked to drive her ex wild, we get a pretty great view of her butt. Additionally, footage and images that were reportedly shot as a part of the same scene in The Break Up show a full shot of her boobs, though we can’t vouch for their authenticity.
6 Meryl Streep in Silkwood
Arguably the most respected actor to ever live, Meryl has won so many awards and been in so many thought-provoking roles that it has almost been entirely forgotten that she is a very pretty woman. Having won Oscars for Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie’s Choice and The Iron Lady, her most famous films also include The Devil Wears Prada, Adaptation, and Death Becomes Her. Although she suffered a nip slip in the film She-Devil according to eagle-eyed fans, they needn’t look as close, as she had already flashed one of her breasts in the film Silkwood.
5 Rene Russo in The Thomas Crown Affair
Most recently famed for her role as Frigga, Thor’s mother, in the popular comic book movies as well as her highly acclaimed turn in Nightcrawler, Rene still remains a star. First headlining major motion pictures like Outbreak, Ransom, Tin Cup and the third and fourth Lethal Weapon movies, she imbued her roles with charm and class. It wasn’t until the 1999 heist film remake, The Thomas Crown Affair, though, that Rene dropped her gear and barred her goods. An insurance investigator who tangles with a master thief, Rene was shown sunbathing topless and baring her butt and boobs while getting down with the film’s star.
4 Molly Ringwald in Malicious
Possibly the most famous member of the Brat Pack, during its peak, a group that featured legendary hottie, Demi Moore, Molly served as the prototypical cinematic teenager of the eighties. Starring in the John Hughes movies, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, Molly seemed like a popular but attainable beauty for many young people. Like most child and teen actors, as Molly blossomed into womanhood, the size of her star unfortunately diminished. In the following decade, the nineties, she was still able to remain consistently employed, though often in lesser-known films, including Malicious. A thriller where her character stalks her former lover, the sex scene provided our only look at her disrobed and although she is supposed to frighten us in the film, her tits are glorious.
3 Sandra Bullock in Fire on the Amazon and Who Shot Patakango?
One of the most famous actors today, most Sandy fans likely think her nude but covered scene in The Proposal was the only time she flirted with onscreen nakedness. We’re here to tell them how wrong they are. Years before she starred in Speed, Gravity, The Blind Side or any other of her films you’ve actually heard of, she took off her kit in a couple of long forgotten films. Revealing only a small amount of butt crack in Who Shot Patakango, the following year in Fire on the Amazon, she took part in a rather hot sex scene, where she unveils her breasts.
2 Julie Andrews in S.O.B.
Wait, wait, wait, Mary Poppins has been nude? Well, no. The actress who played her, Maria in The Sound of Music, the Queen in The Princess Diaries and many other family friendly characters has been, though. During her mid-forties, this oft-remembered actress starred in a comedy that was directed by her husband, Blake Edwards, called S.O.B. Playing an actress in the film, during one utterly sexless scene, she wears a red dress and pulls a piece off, instantly revealing both of her surprisingly firm bosoms.
1 Katie Holmes in The Gift
You may think of Tom Cruise first when the name Katie Holmes comes up, but there was a time where she was a celebrity in her own right without consideration of her exes shadow. Most famous at the time, for her tenure on The WB teen drama series, Dawson’s Creek, Katie plays a supporting role in the well-acted, creepy supernatural film called The Gift. Near the end of the film, she meets her lover in a wooded area and attempts to seduce him while taking off her top. In one of the least disappointing nude scenes of all time, she doesn’t cover up for several bouncy seconds as she begins to fight with her would-be lover.