We all are interested in seeing celebrities in various stages of undress but not all naked scenes are created equal. There are some scenes that we see and seem to forget about their existence nearly as soon as the moment passes. Then in some cases where we got to see a famous person’s body, we, unfortunately, have to admit that the results are disappointing. You won’t find any of those here. The scenes that follow are the type that in the old VHS days, the tape would eventually wear down, as they were watched a lot more than the rest of the film for some reason.
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.
20 Scarlett Johansson - Under the Skin
A woman who was called the Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire Magazine in both 2006 and 2013 and the Sexiest Celebrity by Playboy in 2007, we can certainly attest to the legitimacy of those awards. After spending years in the spotlight fully clothed the prayers of many were answered in the 2013 esoteric film, Under the Skin. A strange film about a being, played by the actress, that travels the world picking up men, she is seen nude when she takes a woman’s clothes, as she attracts men to follow her and finally as she examines herself. That final scene, where she peers at herself in the mirror is especially memorable as her entire body is on display.
19 Eva Green - 300: Rise of an Empire
An actress who has appeared naked in several movies like Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Womb, Perfect Sense, and The Dreamers, Eva seems perfectly comfortable taking off her clothing on-screen. Our favorite unclothed moment in the actress’s career, though, has to be in 300: Rise of an Empire. Eva’s character, Artemisia, which is the best part of the otherwise underwhelming film is a leader of men and one hell of a warrior who attempts to seduce a possible foe to join her side. A passionate woman with an incredible rack, the sex scene that unfolds between her and her prey is guttural and sexy in the best way.
18 Christina Ricci - Prozac Nation
A former child star that has blossomed into a fantastic actor and beauty, Christina’s first nude scene is still her best in our eyes. Although she spends most of the film Black Snake Moan chained up and disrobed and Ms. Ricci has appeared au naturel in three other films, the simple nature of this scene wins out. Playing a young woman who is numb to the world around her, Christina sits on her bed wearing absolutely nothing. As her mom walks into her room with zero consideration for her daughter’s current state we, the audience, get a great view of her impressive chest and a peak at her pubic hair.
17 Charlize Theron - 2 Days in the Valley
An actress who can’t help but be sexy, we believe that many, many of her fans are unlikely to have seen her sexiest role. Although the movies Head in the Clouds, Devil’s Advocate and Reindeer Games were all greatly improved by her flawless body, she is sexiest in this film. Long before Charlize became a household name, she played a very memorable character in this crime drama. Wearing lingerie in a large portion of her onscreen time, she ups the sexy ante with absolute ease as she entices James Spader. After he rips into the lace that barely hides her flesh she climbs on top of him and writhes around as only she can. Hot damn.
16 Gemma Arterton - The Disappearance of Alice Creed
An English actress who is known mostly for her great looks and accent, Gemma portrays the titular Alice Creed in this kidnapping thriller. When she is taken by her boyfriend against her will and without knowing who she is dealing with, she is stripped bare and handcuffed to a bed. Although that scene may get a lot of people’s motor running, we especially enjoyed the consensual sex that takes place between her and her boyfriend/captor later on. A moment where they could be discovered by his cohort, a very violent man, the scene is all the hotter because of the inherent danger.
15 Jamie Lee Curtis - Trading Places
A film about a wealthy man and a street hustler who switch places, Jamie’s character, a prostitute lends Dan Aykroyd’s down on his luck former businessman a hand. A very talented actress who adds a great deal of personality to the role and, as a result, the film as a whole, she also gifted the project her best nude scene. While letting Aykroyd in her home and negotiating a business arrangement, Jamie stands in front of a mirror and takes off her dress, revealing her magnificent chest and panties.
14 Nicole Kidman - Eyes Wide Shut
Billy Bathgate, Malice, Moulin Rouge, Cold Mountain, Strangerland, and several others, the list of movies where Nicole Kidman has revealed her naughty bits is incredibly long. When we were deciding which movie to feature, our choice was incredibly obvious. A film directed by the late great Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut is a film that is packed full of sex and nudity but it was the simplest of nude scene that caught our eye. Nicole’s character stands naked in her bedroom revealing her impressive assets which include backs dimples just over her butt that drives us wild.
13 Mimi Rogers - Full Body Massage
Another ex-wife of Tom Cruise, Mimi is not nearly as slender as Nicole but her bosoms are as bountiful as any on this, or nearly any other, list. The star of the 1995 movie Full Body Massage, which is about exactly what its title implies, a fully naked woman receiving a full body massage, Mimi’s costar is a lucky man. Extensively rubbing her body, boobs and butt, we get a great view of it all and it may be relaxing for her but we had a very different reaction.
12 Alyssa Milano - Embrace of the Vampire
An actress predominately famous for starring in the sitcom Who’s the Boss at the time, Alyssa proved she was no longer a child in this role. Playing Charlotte, a cookie cutter good girl, she begins to have several sexy dreams about a handsome vampire and soon begins to enter the dark and erotic world of the monster who turns out to truly exist. In one scene that featured her character having her picture taken by a gorgeous woman, Charlotte soon gives herself over to her photographer. After having her top unbuttoned and her breasts exposed, the two soon begin to make out in this fantastic scene.
11 Naomi Watts and Laura Harring - Mulholland Dr.
In this film directed by David Lynch, Naomi Watts, a famous and respected actress shares two Sapphic scenes with her relatively unknown costar Laura Harring. The first featured the character played by Laura entering the bed of Naomi’s character and after a brief conversation, the two begin to enjoy each other’s company. The second scene, which is the one we’ve chosen to include here, features the two topless actresses starting to go at it before Naomi’s character is rejected. The better lit and shot of the two, the sex appeal of both actresses is on full display and we get a great view of Naomi’s awe-inspiring nipples.
10 Margot Robbie - The Wolf of Wall Street
There aren’t many actresses who can say they stole scenes from Leonardo DiCaprio, let alone a co-star who was practically unknown at the time but that is a feat Margot pulled off handily. Performing as an alluring young woman who steals the heart and attention of Leo’s character and us the audience, Margot takes part in more than one sexy scene in this acclaimed film. Appearing in her undies in one and spreading her legs to punish her husband in another, Margot doesn’t need to be naked to impress, but it helps. When she walks out from her bedroom fully nude, a star was born and an actress found her way onto our list.
9 Sharon Stone - Basic Instinct
An absolute nineties sex symbol, Sharon has doffed her clothes in nineteen different films as of this article’s release, but we can’t think of an argument for any of her other efforts surpassing this one. In fact, we could have included all of her sex scenes in the film or even the sequence where Michael Douglas’ character enjoys a mirror’s reflection of her changing but we didn’t. To the surprise of virtually nobody, we feel the need to feature her interrogation scene where her privates are revealed for a moment when she repositions her legs.
8 Halle Berry - Swordfish
A film that is mostly remembered by most, strictly for featuring the world’s first glimpse at the glorious boobs of Halle Berry, Swordfish producers reportedly knew how important the scene would be. As revealed in articles, Halle received a five hundred thousand dollar bonus to take off her top onscreen. A random moment that was entirely gratuitous, Halle’s character is shown sunbathing in a random scene that in no way needs to exist let alone have her naked. By no means are we complaining about the decision to add that sequence though and as long as it is someone else’s money we think it was worth every cent Ms. Berry received.
7 Jennifer Connelly - Inventing the Abbotts
Yet another actress who seems like a shoo-in to take off her clothes in many of her films, Jennifer, has been blessed with both an immense bust and impressive acting skill. Asked to choose the single scene that stands out amongst her naked oeuvre, our pick takes place in the family drama, Inventing the Abbots. Her character discovered mid-sex by the little brother of her boyfriend, can see that she is being watched while her breast can be seen, and she obviously gets off on it.
6 Katie Holmes - The Gift
Let’s be honest, every once in a while an actress comes along who we really want to see nude, only to feel deeply disappointed with what we see when she finally abides. When Katie Holmes, an actress best known for her role in the teen drama Dawson’s Creek and her later marriage to Tom Cruise, was topless in this indie crime drama that was the furthest from the case. After attempting to bait Greg Kinnear’s character to have sex, the two take part in a violent altercation while her great boobs are visible and rather bouncy.
5 Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly - Bound
For this entry, we’re giving you two sexy celebrities for the price of one. Gina Gershon, an actress that effortlessly oozes charisma and Jennifer Tilly, who is well known for her sexy voice, their characters begin to have an affair. All taking place under the nose of Tilly’s character’s mobster boyfriend, they risk everything to be able to give themselves to one another. What’s hotter than that? Turns out the answer was when we got an all too brief, but never the less marvelous, moment where Gina writhes in ecstasy as Jennifer digitally pleases her.
4 Phoebe Cates - Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Arguably the most famous nude scene ever, Mr. Skin, the preeminent online expert in Hollywood history has called it the best of all time. A fantasy sequence that takes place after a teenaged boy sees her bikini body; Phoebe emerges from the water, takes off her top and tells the camera what any single man, would love to hear from her. Phoebe mostly retired from acting after just over a decade of appearing on our screens but this scene alone ensured her career wouldn’t be forgotten.
3 Shannon Elizabeth - American Pie
One of the most successful teen sex comedies of all time, American Pie took the world by storm and introduced us to a bevy of gorgeous young actors. For a film that featured the sex-obsessed nature of most youth, it only showed a single actress’ naked body, which meant they had to choose the scene’s star very carefully. Shannon Elizabeth, a former model and actor in several easily forgettable films, was the perfect choice to play Nadia, a foreign exchange student who served as the embodiment of unbridled desire. A gorgeous woman with a phenomenal body, if Shannon had managed to become even more famous in the years to come, this scene could have easily taken our top slot.
2 Denise Richards - Wild Things
In a sweat-filled film that featured a trio of sexy people who are embroiled in a criminal plot and love affair, only one of the three actors actually revealed their nude body. Denise Richards, the least famous of the film’s stars at the time, has her boobs out during two unforgettable scenes. One of those sequences, a poolside make-out session with Neve Campbell was left on the cutting room floor before it was thankfully included on DVDs. The moment that we’re actually including on our list, however, took place in the midst of a threesome with the aforementioned actresses and Matt Dillon. After her top is taken off Denise has Champaign poured on her chest, which is then licked and sucked off.
1 Rosario Dawson - Trance
After appearing in He Got Game, Fire with Fire and Alexander in the buff, Rosario had already proved to the world that she belongs amongst any list of Hollywood’s most desirable women. If she set out to leave the previous bare-skinned scenes she’d filmed in the dust she couldn’t have come up with a better-designed sequence to do so than this moment from the film, Trance. Walking slowly towards the camera in high definition while she isn’t wearing a stitch and is entirely shaved, Rosario isn’t hiding a thing, to the satisfaction of all.
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