In this day and age, it isn’t often that actors can just be talented at the craft of inhabiting a character. They have to be entertainers, who have the ability to captivate audiences on film and on the red carpet. It has also become a matter of fact that if two performers both have similar levels of acting skill, the one who is the most attractive of the two will likely be more successful. For this list, we’ll be looking at actresses who have the best busts in the industry, as best we can tell.
This isn’t necessarily a list of the women with the biggest boobs but we’d be lying if we claimed that size doesn’t matter. We have also based all of our decisions on the information that is available. Thus, women who’ve shown their chests in various levels of undress have been given some level of a premium as we have a better idea of what they are working with. This list is also not limited to actresses that are currently regularly appearing in projects but we won’t be looking for anyone who hasn’t been famous on some level. As a result of our celebrity rule, women who are known mostly for an epic nude scene like these honorable mentions: Betsy Russell, Alexandra Daddario, Eva Amurri Martino, Addison Timlin, Alice Eve, Jessica Paré or others like them didn’t make the cut. So, without any further ado, let us present our list to you.
18 Shannon Elizabeth
An actress who was just famous enough to make our list, Shannon plateaued early and never reached the tip top of the acting world, otherwise, her placement on this list would have been much better. Appearing in movies like Thirteen Ghosts, Scary Movie, as well as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, she had a pretty decent little run. Best known for playing Nadia, the foreign exchange student in American Pie, her on screen time is minuscule but her contribution to the film went a long way to making it the success it became. Changing clothes in the main character's bedroom, she bared her incredible bust to the joy of everyone involved.
17 Lena Headey
One of a handful of Game of Thrones female cast members who’ve never shown their privates on the show (she’s opted to use a body double), Lena has appeared naked as a part of several films instead. First coming to our attention as the Queen of Sparta in 300, where we saw our favorite of her nude scenes, Lena has won several coveted roles in the years since. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dredd, The Purge, and the aforementioned Game of Thrones are just a few of the projects that were made far more appealing due to her inclusion. Blessed with a great body and exquisite looks, when she has appeared nude we were amazed by her perky boobs and impressive nipples.
16 Lindsay Lohan
A former child star that showed surprising depth in her acting after nabbing the lead role in The Parent Trap, Lindsay reclaimed fame in her teen years. A hot little number at the time, she became a multimedia megastar for a brief time with a well-received pop music career, where her music videos often framed her bosoms perfectly as did a number of big movies. With a filmography that is highlighted with roles in Freaky Friday, Mean Girls and a slew of teen comedies, she proved that she could fully flesh out a character. Finally taking her top off years after her prime in The Canyons, a poorly received movie, she showed that her massive mammaries were as great as ever.
15 Denise Richards
When Denise Richards was cast in The World is Not Enough as a nuclear physicist, the world as a whole reacted with bemusement. Denise had recently become famous off her role in the sex-drenched erotic thriller, Wild Things, not because she’d proven herself to be adept at actually acting (although she was pretty good at the femme fatale role) but because she’d taken part in one of the best sex scenes ever. With Starship Troopers as her only prominent role at the time, Denise acted as a part of a threesome with Matt Dillon and Neve Campbell where champagne was poured all over her boobs. When your chest is alluring enough on its own to make you a star overnight, who are we to exclude you from this list?
14 Eva Green
An actress who appeared completely nude from multiple angles in The Dreamers, as a part of her film debut, Green's breasts are her best physical asset in our view by a wide margin, which is saying something. Cast as a gorgeous temptress in the years since, including roles in Casino Royale, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, she’s also been sexy in series like Camelot and Penny Dreadful. Lovingly shot in heavily stylized roles more than once, her character’s ability to make men do her bidding by offering up her body makes sense to us.
13 Kelly Preston
An actress who possesses the type of bust that the whole world adores, Kelly has doffed her top to our delight again and again. Probably most famous for being the wife of John Travolta, she deserves far more credit for her acting resume than she often gets. A chilling social climber in Jerry Maguire, startlingly sincere in Twins and perfectly parental in Sky High, Kelly seems adept at pulling off any role she gets. Barring her breasts in Mischief, Secret Admirer, and 52 Pick-Up , among others, she definitely doesn’t need to bolster her claim to be listed here, but we certainly wouldn’t complain if she did.
12 Scarlett Johansson
From one former child star to another, in this case, Scarlett, unlike Miss Lohan, remains one of the biggest box-office draws in the world, due to her curvy body and dramatic depth. Most renowned for her role as The Black Widow in five MCU movies to date, her biggest success came after years of roles in memorable motion pictures. Lost in Translation, The Prestige, Her, Vicky Christina Barcelona, and Lucy are a mere fraction of the movies that made their mark on film history in large part because of her inclusion. Taking off every stitch of clothing on screen for the nearly inscrutable Sci-Fi film, Under the Skin, she provided several long shots of her chest which left the film’s perplexed audience to go home still pleased.
11 Jamie Lee Curtis
The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Janet Leigh, and Tony Curtis, Jamie seemed pre-destined to be both an actress and hot as ever loving hell. Accomplished in both of those arenas, she has acted and been legendarily sexy in movies like Trading Places, True Lies, The Tailor of Panama, and Perfect among others. Best known, however, for being one of the best-regarded scream queens ever, due to playing Laurie Strode in the Halloween franchise on top of other horror roles in The Fog, Prom Night, and Terror Train, she changed the genre forever. If you have any question about her presence on this list, you need look no further than her topless scene in Trading Places to see why she was chosen.
10 Amanda Seyfried
Despite her relatively young age of just 30, Amanda has already amassed a career of sensuous scenes worthy of a lifetime. After making her film debut as a part of Mean Girls, where her breasts gave her “ESPN”, she clearly caught the eye of casting directors and moviegoers the world over. Veronica Mars, Alpha Dog, Jennifer’s Body, In Time, Lovelace, and Les Misérables all served to make Amanda an even bigger star. In our minds, however, the role that made her a modern sex symbol and won her a place here was in Chloe, where she seemed capable of seducing anyone, no matter their gender or preference.
9 Vivica A Foxx
An enchanting presence in any film that is lucky enough to feature her, Vivica is the type of beauty that the poets wrote sonnets to in the old days. Becoming a star after her role as Will Smith’s stripper girlfriend in Independence Day introduced her to the world, she has consistently gotten acting jobs ever since. Whether movies like Soul Food, Idle Hands, Kingdom Come, Juwanna Mann, or the Kill Bill movies are your cup of tea or not, there is no question that she is a wonder to behold. In our minds, the hottest role Vivica has ever taken on was a part of the sex comedy Booty Call, where her chest is covered but featured in a short but unforgettably hot sequence.
8 Salma Hayek
A spitfire of an actress with a powerful personality despite her tiny 5'1" frame, Salma’s height may be small but her breasts sure aren’t. Made famous after her sexy screen-stealing role in Desperado, Salma has taken full advantage of the resulting opportunity by crafting an incredible career for herself. An accomplished producer of film and television, her greatest success has certainly come in front of the cameras due to roles in Dogma, From Dusk till Dawn, Frida, and the highly seen Grown Ups films. Curvy in the best ways possible, her chest steals attention wherever she goes and she must know it as she has set them free in 7 films as of yet.
7 Naomi Watts
A Brit with a great pair of… well, you can finish that sentence in your mind if you like. Naomi is the type of actress that calls to mind the beautiful blonde bombshells that dominated the Hollywood landscape in its early stages. She just might be the most elegant looking actress today. Equally adept at getting down and dirty in roles like 21 Grams, she’s got the type of range that few performers of any gender have ever possessed. Nude in 8 films to date, Naomi’s nipples are simply glorious.
6 Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes may be best known in some circles for her former husband, Tom Cruise, but before we had any idea they’d even met, she’d already had an entertainment presence for years. Starring in 6 seasons of Dawson’s Creek, her role as Joey Potter, a woman with emotional depth and an appreciation for the film-obsessed, made her many young people’s dream girl. Starring in films like Wonder Boys, Disturbing Behavior, Batman Begins, and The Ice Storm, she has proven she can be an asset to a wide range of films. Included here almost entirely due to her topless scene in The Gift, we can’t think of any actress whose bust exceeded our expectations more.
5 Jennifer Connelly
Winning over an entire generation with her role in Labyrinth, Jennifer’s obvious attractiveness and relatability made her a star in training from the get go. If we made any attempt to list all of the important movies that Jennifer made better we’d have no space left to discuss anything else but we can’t refrain from mentioning The Rocketeer, Dark City, and A Beautiful Mind. Rocking a rack for the ages, she has revealed her boobs in 9 films, all of which were absolute cinematic gold.
4 Lizzy Caplan
When Lizzy’s first notable role in Mean Girls was released she appeared as the artsy type that was bullied by a group of popular hot girls. Of course, we all realize that it is fairly typical that when Hollywood casts the ugly duckling, they more often than not find an attractive actor, dishevel their hair and dress them in unappealing clothes but they really outdid themselves here. Super-hot, mesmerizing and seeming to be a pretty cool woman, Lizzy seamlessly became the hot chick in films like Hot Tub Time Machine, Cloverfield, and The Interview as well as shows like Party Down. Topless in Masters of Sex and True Blood, her perky bust is the best of its size in Hollywood history.
3 Kate Winslet
We don’t care what you say. Kate’s boobs helped Titanic become the highest grossing film ever, a record it held for more than a decade. Kate, an extremely talented actress is without a doubt one of the most respected and consistently employed actors of any gender in her generation. Known for starring in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road, Contagion, and Steve Jobs, the world knows to expect that her movies will be clinics in acting. Nude in 11 movies and one show, she has proven that she has no qualms about revealing her body and we thank god for that every day. A dazzling presence, every time she unsheathes her breasts it has an intoxicating and arousing effect on anyone lucky enough to watch.
2 Monica Bellucci
Monica not being famous in North America for so long is pretty crazy when you consider how dedicated to her craft she is and how any attempt at describing how hot she is will inevitably fall short. A veteran of sexy roles in Italian films like Malèna, Ostinato Destino, and L' ultimo Capodanno, her role as Persephone in The Matrix movies made her even more of an international star. Recently debuting in an even bigger franchise, the Bond films, as a part of Spectre, she is the oldest actress to ever be a Bond Girl but she is absolutely one of the sexiest too.
1 Halle Berry
When you reportedly get a $500,000 bonus to show your cans on the big screen, as was the case for Halle in Swordfish, it indicates that the world is dying to see what you’re working with. A model and beauty contest competitor in earlier times, she became a star after appearing in movies like Boomerang, Executive Decision, Bulworth, and The X-Men series of films. An acclaimed actress as well, who won an Oscar for her acting in Monster’s Ball, which featured a guttural and flesh-baring sex scene, she has earned her peers' respect. We’re here for her boobs though, and they are definitely worthy of taking our top spot, as anyone who saw Swordfish, likely for the pleasure of beholding them, can attest.