A list so nice we're doing it twice. When it comes to nudity in movies there are so many gloriously sexy scenes to choose from that we had a really hard time whittling down our first list to merely 20 entries. So, once our readers turned out in droves to find out what scenes made the cut, it became clear that we needed to create the magic again by strolling down film nudity history. So join us, will you, as we examine even more of the best scenes where celebrities dropped their gear for our viewing pleasure.
As with our first list, the requirements for eligibility of a scene are pretty simple, a famous person needs to be visible and the action that unfolds needs to be unforgettable. The notable actress doesn’t need to have been well known at the time she shot the scene. If they managed to become a headline-worthy star in the years after she shot one hell of a nude scene, then she may just find her name represented here.
24 Lindsay Lohan – The Canyons
At one time, Lindsay Lohan was one of the biggest teen stars in the world. An actor in some beloved movies that seemed to be prerequisite viewing for the era, like Mean Girls, she also managed to become a viable pop music star, due in no small part to her looks. A celebrity who is blessed with a sizable rack, it seems like an entire generation of people were chomping at the bit to finally get a look at her bare breasts. Enter The Canyons, a critically maligned film that was released in 2013, the film is notable merely because Lindsay doffed her top for it. The resulting nude scenes are pretty damn great, especially when she lies back on a bed with her chest fully exposed.
23 Madonna – Body of Evidence
During the eighties and early nineties, there was no star that was seen as more groundbreaking and overtly sexual than Madonna. Owing the vast majority of her fame to her hugely successful music career, she seems to be compelled to try her hand at acting again and again, typically to her detriment and audience’s disgust. When it came to this 1993, erotic thriller, however, the word to her describe her appearance was anything but disgust. A busty woman, who seems extremely at home absolutely nude, her character, spends a great deal of the movie with her naughty bits on display. For our money, though, the scene that earns a place here has to be when she tenderly pleasures herself for our viewing pleasure.
22 Rebecca De Mornay – Risky Business
A role that turned Rebecca into a sex symbol practically overnight, her performance as a working girl exhibits the type of confidence that only a woman that alluring could hope to pull off. An actress who went on to play pivotal parts in movies like Backdraft, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and The Three Musketeers, you just want to see more of her. A scene that seems to have been ripped from the pages of a Harlequin novel, Rebecca has her dress pulled off, leaving her nude other than her heels as the wind flies around the character and her lover. Even imaging that scene is pretty great but watching it is a whole lot better.
21 Kim Basinger – The Getaway
We’re betting that a lot of people would have expected us to choose Kim’s more famous scene in 9 ½ Weeks but we prefer the way she and real-life husband at the time, Alec Baldwin, get down here. An immensely talented actress who clearly is one of the hottest actresses of all time, her film highlights include Batman, L.A. Confidential, and The Natural. For the scene we chose here, Kim drops all of her clothes as she straddles her partner, giving us a great view of everything she is working with during a forty-five-second sequence.
20 Penélope Cruz – Open Your Eyes
Penélope Cruz is one of those actresses that seem to get naked in everything she is in and lord knows her audience isn’t complaining, even a little bit. Nude in fourteen different films and shows to date, we easily could have chosen scenes from Woman on Top, Don’t Move or even Vanilla Sky, an American remake of this film where she played the same part. Making love to the film’s lead while his grasp on reality is becoming more and more tenuous, Penélope sits up, giving the world an extended and fantastic look at her breasts.
19 Lisa Bonet – Angel Heart
Taking part in a sexy psychological thriller while you are seen as America’s daughter is the type of risky decision that can make for glory or grief, or in this case both, depending on your point of view. The lead of two family-friendly series during the same time period, Lisa’s choice to appear nude in this film greatly angered her boss which was certainly a bad business decision. On the other hand, the resulting footage, featuring her tight body and incredible nipples was a dream come true for many of her fans, us included.
18 Elizabeth Olsen - Oldboy
Best known for playing The Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, a role she is set to reprise in Captain America: Civil War, as well as playing Ellie in the latest Godzilla movie, this actress is on the rise. She also owes a certain level of her notoriety to her sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, but anyone who thinks that this stunner with true dramatic chops owes her success to her last name is mistaken. For this scene, from the American remake of Oldboy, Elizabeth’s character appears wearing nothing but a towel and before it drops and as she lies on a bed we get a marvelous vision of her arousing body.
16 Morena Baccarin – Death in Love
For people who were recently introduced to this charming and nuanced actress in her sexy as all hell role in Deadpool, they really need to see some of her other work. Best known as a TV star, her roles in Stargate SG-1, Homeland, and Gotham have earned her legions of fans but her first major role as Inara Serra on Firefly should never be forgotten, Although Morena’s breasts were ever so briefly visible in Deadpool, we’ve chosen this scene from a less renowned film due to it providing a far more sustained and all-encompassing view of her. Totally nude for an extended sequence, the camera managed to capsule her perky breasts and a brief view of her succulent butt.
14 Kelly Preston – Mischief
Kelly Preston is the type of voluptuous woman that long before she’d truly made much of a name for herself was obviously a perfect casting choice if you needed a character to be salivated over. Known for roles in Twins, Jerry Maguire, For Love of the Game, and Sky High, she isn’t brought up nearly enough in conversations of the hottest actresses ever. In this scene, Kelly completely disrobes, revealing boobs, booty, and V-jay, as a teen boy nervously looks on. That actor should have given his paycheck back after that day of shooting as many people would pay good money to be in his shoes at that moment.
13 Anne Hathaway – Love and Other Drugs
When Anne first came to the world’s attention as the lead in The Princess Diaries, its sequel, and fare like Ella Enchanted, we thought she was set to spend her career playing sticky-sweet goody two shoes. We sure were happy to be wrong as her parts in movies like The Devil Wears Prada, Les Misérables, and Interstellar proved again and again that she didn’t need to be stuck in any genre. Plus her early movies would never have given us the great nudity her later movies would. First seen naked in movies like Havoc and Brokeback Mountain, we have little doubt that her best nude scenes came in Love and Other Drugs. Our moment takes place when she enters her lover’s apartment only to throw off her trench coat revealing she is wearing nothing underneath. The setup is sexy as hell and we love seeing her booty and breasts.
12 Bo Derek – 10
Bo Derek has become a film industry legend of sorts and it really has nothing to do with her acting ability. Appearing nude in movies in between 1979 and 1993, often times directed by her husband, those fourteen years of nakedness never will never go unappreciated while we are around. Clearly most famous for this film, considering her image on the poster adorned a lot of college dorm walls, she was hot enough to overcome being a white girl with braids. We can’t think of a better argument than that.
11 Jessica Biel – Powder Blue
When Jessica was cast in one of the lead roles in the series 7th Heaven, her character was a fairly innocent one but as she became a movie star, the roles she chose began to mature. Well known for roles in movies like The Rules of Attraction, Blade: Trinity, Stealth, and several others, she always served to make her movies a lot hotter. Portraying a stripper in a sleazy strip club, she chose this little seen indie film to debut her nude torso and even get a little bit kinky. Handling lit candles on stage, the actress drips wax all over her magnificent boobs and we just can’t get enough.
10 Lena Headey – 300
Lena’s biggest claim to fame is certainly playing Cersei on Game of Thrones, a show that is a treasure trove of nudity but if you want to see her, instead of a body double, nude you have to look elsewhere. Nude in ten different projects over the years, Lena defrocked for movies like Fair Game, Waterland, and Zipper, most of whom we’ve never heard of. When it came to her sex scene in 300, a movie we’re very aware of, her nude body, highlighted by great nipples, is gorgeously shot in incredibly vivid black and white, which burned her figure into our minds.
9 Pam Grier – Coffy
For kids of the eighties and nineties who were first introduced to this legendary Blaxploitation actress as the lead in Jackie Brown, we had no idea how tremendous it is to see her get undressed. Also known for a long-standing role on The L Word and classics like Scream Blacula Scream, Foxy Brown, and Women in Cages, Pam's uncovered body can be seen in twelve movies. Our choice for her hottest scene comes here when she takes off all of her clothes in one fell swoop while facing away from us, only to turn around and show off her massive melons.
8 Heather Graham – Boogie Nights
Heather Graham is the type of person who looks like she could have easily been the best-looking nudist off in the mountains cavorting around while wearing nothing. Made famous for her role as Rollergirl in this movie, she went on to memorable parts in The Hangover, Bowfinger, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and the series Scrubs. Playing an adult star that spends her life getting around on roller skates, in Boogie Nights’ most arousing moment, her character pulls off her dress in a single move, revealing every part of her body not covered by her footwear.
7 Kirsten Dunst – Melancholia
We always liked Kirsten’s acting and thought she was a very pretty woman but we never could have guessed just how glorious her boobs would turn out to be. First known as a child blood sucker in Interview with the Vampire, she went on to high profile roles in movies like The Virgin Suicides, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and most famously Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Acting for Lars von Trier, a director who often makes sexually explicit films, she lies in nature as naked as the day she was born as the camera shoots her absurdly nice hooters.
6 Demi Moore - Striptease
We’re going to call a spade a spade here. Striptease is a god awful film that we absolutely abhor but we really enjoy watching a few choice clips for research purposes. Yeah, that’s why. Arguably the most famous and respected actress in the world at the time, after classic roles in Ghost, A Few Good Men, Indecent Proposal, and Disclosure, Demi took this role for the paycheque. Paid 12.5 million dollars to take part in the film, she became the best-paid actress ever, at the time. Playing a stripper with a penchant for artistic and even expressionistic dances, we bet even the fictional characters that pay to see her nude in the movie would have walked away if her boobs weren’t so worth it. They are, though. They really, really are.
5 Kate Winslet – Titanic
We’re still not really sure how they got away with an extended topless scene in this PG-13 movie that also features a lot of people dying but we’re certainly not going to complain. An actress who’d only begun to create her name when she was given the lead role in a movie that would become the highest grossing film of all time at the time, Kate’s become one of the most acclaimed actors since. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Contagion, Steve Jobs and so many other films owe a great deal of their success to the performance of this beautiful woman. Her most iconic nude scene comes in Titanic where her character, Rose, commissions Jack, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, to draw her after she takes off her robe, revealing some buxom boobs.
4 Salma Hayek – Desperado
Salma has been a movie star for two decades at this point and although she has a compelling personality and is skilled at embodying a character, without her rocking bod she may not be so long-lasting. A star of movies like From Dusk till Dawn, Dogma, Frida, and the Spy Kids movies to name just a few, she will absolutely go down in film history. Made famous in America due to her role in this modern western, she and co-star Antonio Banderas take part in a steamy love scene where we see her butt in profile and her bosoms in all their glory.
3 Angelina Jolie & Elizabeth Mitchell – Gia
You may not recognize the name Elizabeth Mitchell, but you’re likely to recall her face from shows like Once Upon A Time, V or movies like The Santa Clause sequels and The Purge: Election Year. If Elizabeth’s celebrity credentials, and thus placement here, are in question, her co-star Angelina Jolie more than makes up for it. Jolie, in one of her best performances, plays Gia Carangi, one of the world’s first supermodels who lived a drug-addled life while falling hard for Linda, as played by Elizabeth. After Gia takes part in a fully nude photoshoot, she and Linda, the photographer’s assistant, make their way to her apartment and make passionate and sensual love to one another.
2 Piper Perabo & Jessica Paré – Lost and Delirious
Jessica Paré, the hottie who played Don Draper’s final wife on Mad Men is also remembered by many for a fantastic nude scene in Hot Tub Time Machine, but this sequence defeats that one handily. Piper Perabo, an actress who is best known for her lead role in Coyote Ugly, she also got supporting roles in the Cheaper by the Dozen movies, Looper, and The Prestige among others. Put these two lookers together in a sensuous and passionate sex scene, it becomes, without a doubt, one of the sexiest movie scenes we can think of.
1 Julianne Moore & Amanda Seyfried - Chloe
In this 2009 erotic thriller, Amanda Seyfried plays the titular Chloe, a young woman who slowly seduces Julianne Moore’s character, a woman with zero previous interest in or attraction to women. While Amanda is clearly a gorgeous woman, if you’ve ever wondered if she can play proactive characters we definitely suggest you seek out this excellent film. In our opinion, she gives one of the most arousing performances ever. In the scene where the two characters finally give in to their mutual lust, Julianne helps Amanda take off her top before we see the character of Chloe pleasuring her. When Amanda kisses up her co-star's body while Julianne writhes in ecstasy, if it doesn’t get you going we don’t even know what to say to you.