In a world where most celebrities are beautiful people, it makes perfect sense that many of them aren’t too shy about revealing some flesh. A willingness to show what God gave you alone isn’t good enough to make the cut of our list. Instead, we were looking for famous people who seem to relish the opportunity to show us what they got.
People who are known only for appearing in adult entertainment were disqualified, as their inclusion could drive this list up to the thousands. On the other hand, people who were famous and then appeared in a naughty tape were still very much up for consideration.
A woman that oozes sexuality wherever she goes, Rihanna is an incredibly talented singer and sex symbol. Whether it is bringing fans onstage and grinding on top of them, or releasing music videos where her clothes are see through or she works a pole, she has inexorably linked her body and her sound.
When private photographs of the star were leaked alongside several other celebrities, it got a fraction of the attention the other people got, probably because it was so redundant by then. The singer has appeared naked in several magazines, has appeared on red carpets in see-through outfits and even danced, barely covered, at Mardi Gras.
13 Chelsea Handler
A comedian who is most famous for hosting the show Chelsea Lately, she seemed to think her naked body was funny long before she was a well-known entity. At the height of her fame, word hit the internet that the star was in a naughty tape, which turned out to be a nonstory, when she revealed it was all part of a prank. During a video audition, in the middle of her performance it suddenly cut to her in action, so to speak, in an attempt to make it look like she’d taped her audition over a private video.
A big proponent of taking off her clothes for comedic effect, she even created a recurring gag on her show where she and her guest shower together. She has also posted topless photos again and again and refers to herself as “a very sexual person”.
12 Adrianne Curry
We suppose it only makes sense that models are comfortable with sharing their beauty with the world but when you give the world view after view in your private life, you are going to make our list. The first ever winner of America’s Next Top Model, Adrianne parlayed that exposure into an appearance in Playboy, which made her a bigger star.
Cast as a part of the fourth season of the reality show for celebrity has-beens, The Surreal Life, she flaunted her body, met a Brady, married him and got a spin-off. Ever since she takes and posts provocative photos of herself online, cosplays in public wearing very little and shows off her nerd cred. Someone who seems to enjoy interacting with her fans, she seems to have supreme confidence in herself and her body.
11 Kate Winslet
One of the most respected actors in the world today, Kate seems like a frontrunner to possibly surpass the amazing amount of Oscar nominations Meryl Streep has received. Nominated for seven different Academy Awards already as of 2016, she has racked up an impressive enough resume that she shouldn’t need to do anything on film she doesn’t want to.
Despite that fact, as of 2015 she has appeared in some form of undress in eleven different movies and a mini-series. The fact that she has only bared all in film is the only reason that she didn’t end up higher on our list. Having previously gushed about filming an intimate scene with Liam Hemsworth and her daughter’s jealousy makes us think that she may get more than artistic expression out of the deal.
10 Tila Tequila
A woman who first became famous on MySpace, Tila’s attempt at a music career went nowhere, so she has increasingly relied on her body to get by. Starring in two separate reality shows where men and women vied for her affections, she routinely appeared on-screen in sexual situations with the contestants.
After that series dried up and much of the world seemed to be forget that she existed, suddenly a supposedly private naughty tape was released to the public. Many people questioned the footage’s true origin but all questions seemed to fade away when a second, obviously professionally shot video was released.
9 Courtney Love
A former stripper who went on to front the band Hole, Courtney used her assets to pay the way during the early days of her music career. Once her band had gotten off the ground and she‘d married a man who would become an icon, she was still known to doff her top in front of packed stadiums who’d come to see her band’s tunes.
At the very zenith of her career, when Hole was as popular as it had ever been, she took her talents to the big screen and in her most lauded and famed role, played a role she knew well, a stripper. A current supporter of the #freethenipple campaign, she posed topless for various magazines and continues to be proud of her body.
8 Coco Austin
If you know who Coco is it likely for one of two things, she is married to rapper Ice T and she is a glamour model with one of the biggest butts in the world. We admit that there are a whole lot of people who have been involved with a celebrity but haven’t become nearly as notorious as Ms. Austin.
If you go to Coco’s official website, the first image you will see is of her scantily clad from behind with only the tiniest bit of clothing covering her up. She has appeared in Playboy, there is tons of footage of her twerking while wearing g strings and she has never seemed shy away from showing any of her body.
7 The Kardashians
Never has a family been more famous for doing less than The Kardashians and they’ll be damned before they give any of it up. One woman who made a career out of a sex tape and her four sisters who are famous because they are related to the star, they seem to know where their bread is buttered.
Kim, Kourtney, Khloé, and Kendall have all been photographed or recorded with barely any clothes on in one way or another. Kylie, the youngest of the family, to date hasn’t followed suit but judging by the very revealing photos she has appeared in and her family’s history, it only seems like a matter of time.
6 Lena Dunham
Most famous for creating and starring in the critically acclaimed show Girls, Lena has appeared nude on the show she created again and again and again. The odd thing is that in many, many of the scenes where she takes off her clothes there is absolutely no reason for it. In many of the scenes where she shows off her body, Dunham is just doing everyday things, that in no way require nudity, you could do these things naked or clothed and she chooses to be naked.
The other actors on the show don’t do the same thing. Angrily defending her penchant for disrobing in an interview, she claimed that people are just “naked sometimes”, but we think it is because she seems to enjoy it. Good for her.
5 Emily Ratajkowski
A model that first became known to a large portion of the public by cavorting around topless in a music video, Emily is currently one of the most famous models in the world. Quoted as saying “the female body is a beautiful thing, and it should be embraced and celebrated”, Emily has backed up her words again and again.
Appearing in many, many different photo shoots where she has appeared completely in the buff, Emily also routinely posts naked but covered images to her social media accounts. Appearing in the mainstream film, Gone Girl, she took off her top during her few minutes on screen.
4 Taylor Momsen
Going from playing Cindy Lou Who in a live action movie of The Grinch to taking off a robe revealing your naked body, covered in body paint is a transition big enough to cause whiplash. After seemingly giving up acting after leaving Gossip Girl, she became the lead singer of a band called The Pretty Reckless.
Fully embracing the rock lifestyle, she underwent a shocking makeover and began to flash her breasts during her shows before the age of eighteen by covering her nipples with electric tape. Once she reached the age of majority she somehow began to up the ante by appearing in the aforementioned body paint and being photographed down and dirty by Maxim.
3 Lady Gaga
A woman who comes off like a true artist, Gaga obviously sees her clothes, body and image as an artistic outlet. Dressing in unique outfits that often don’t cover much of her body, she pushes the boundaries of fashion all the time.
During a show at a gay club in England, the singer was said to have stripped completely and walked off stage with her arms in the air. In a video put out to advertise the Marina Abramovic Method, the singer appears in some whacky outfits before walking on camera, completely in the buff, with her arms raised yet again. When you are famous and walking around naked seems to be a recurring theme, you’ve done enough to make our list.
An artist that is known for reinventing herself several times, the one thing that has remained a constant is that Madonna’s music and her image is almost always sexy. Whether it was singing Like a Virgin, Erotica, Bad Girl or so many others, her lyrics have always preached embracing your sexuality.
She has definitely walked the walk too. She starred in the film Body of Evidence, where her character introduces a lawyer to her sexually charged world and she was fearless when it came to shooting the steamy scenes. Her greatest achievement in exhibitionism though, has to be her book, Sex, a coffee table book that features several photos of the singer in sexual situations, no mainstream singer has so overtly played up her sexuality and not be tarnished by it.
1 Miley Cyrus
A former Disney star that began to rebel in her teens, the daughter of a former country music star, Miley became the poster child for twerking and turned her stage show into a sexual romp. She has been photographed completely nude and from several angles, she has licked sledge hammers and flashed a boob during the VMAs.
Interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel wearing nothing on her chest but pasties, while on national television, Miley said: “I feel better this way”. Need we say more?