Some people are uncomfortable in their own skin. We constantly judge one another, with or without clothing on. For women, those judgments tend to be amplified. Staying fit and eating right is not an easy thing to do when you have a day job. So regular folk do the best they can. And with that, some tend to be more comfortable getting naked than others. Actresses are in a whole other category. They are constantly observed on camera; judgements coming not only from themselves and the people they see on a daily basis, but from the millions who watch their performances. It can be difficult to deal with the constant scrutiny they fall under.
Good news for successful actresses is that they generally get to work out as part of their daily job routine. They have access to better food and chefs to help maintain their figures. However, that doesn’t take the microscope off of them. Fans and photogs constantly hound female celebrities and look for every opportunity to judge everything from weight to fashion style.
This brings us to getting naked on camera. It’s a whole other level of discomfort for some people. Simulated sexual acts on camera can be unnerving. There are a hundred people on set that watch you get naked and pretend to be intimate. And obviously, millions more see the film. This is also true when actresses have to take their clothes off for a variety of reasons during a movie. Some actresses have “no-nudity” clauses in their contracts and will turn down film roles just for that reason alone. Others are more open and care less about taking it all off. There are actresses that seem to relish the opportunity to show more skin and the intimate sides of their characters. These “A-listers” are beautiful and sexy.
These are the 12 Actresses Who Enjoy Taking It All Off.
12 Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is a Latin sex bomb. She is gorgeous and oozes sex appeal. She burst onto the scene with an amazing sultry performance with her co-star, Antonio Banderas, in Desperado. Her sex scene with Banderas would become the lynchpin in an already solid film. The appearance helped Hayek star blow up and she was able to write her own ticket. Sometimes beautiful actresses who are unknown take their clothes off because it helps them get roles and then never remove an article of clothing again. That was not true of Hayek who looked amazing showing off her body in the film and continued on to remove her clothes in other films. She followed it up with Ask the Dust, How To Make Love Like An Englishman, Frida and Everly, proudly displaying her physical features for all to see.
11 Heather Graham
Heather Graham seemingly must look for movies where she has the opportunity to take her clothes off. We’re not complaining by any means, but the beautiful actress has found her way into taking her clothes off in numerous films. However, it would be the Mark Wahlberg vehicle, Boogie Nights, which brought Graham’s beauty to the big screen for all to appreciate. Her appearance in the film garnered her a tremendous amount of critical acclaim and brought even more attention to her killer looks. Graham went on to appear in the buff in numerous other films such as Miss Conception, The Hangover, Broken, Adrift in Manhattan, Killing Me Softly, and Two Girls and a Guy.
10 Charlize Theron
Classic looks, sensuality, sexy, mysterious, and rare beauty are all adjectives that describe Charlize Theron. Known for being a lot more than just a very hot actress, Theron has won an Academy Award, further cementing her place in Hollywood lore.
Theron has taken roles all across the spectrum and has never shied away from any challenge, including showing it all on the big screen. She has appeared in the buff for Cider House Rules, The Burning Plain, Head in the Clouds, Sweet November, Aeon Flux, Monster, The Yards, Two Days In The Valley, Devil’s Advocate, and Reindeer Games. We are big fans.
9 Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman burst onto the movie scene as a 12-year-old girl in the film, The Professional. The world fell in love with the cute young girl full of personality. Portman matured into one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood. Portman’s talent is undeniable, taking on all types of roles and killing them every single time. She is an Academy Award-winning actress and deservedly so.
With her talent, she has taken on roles that have required her to shed some clothes and the female superstar hasn’t shied away. She even got hot and heavy on screen with Mila Kunis in Black Swan. She has taken it off for Chevalier, Goya’s Ghosts and Your Highness. She also appeared naked in the film Closer but she requested to have the scene reshot.
8 Demi Moore
Whether it’s pre- or post-boob job, Demi Moore has never shied away from nudity in feature films. Whether it was a young Moore appearing in steamy love scenes with co-star Rob Lowe in the intensely sexual About Last Night, or the bustier Moore appearing in GI Jane, Moore is a Hollywood sex symbol that always impresses on the big screen. Other roles she has appeared naked on screen include Strip Tease, No Small Affair and The Scarlett Letter. Normally, it’s only young actresses that get this kind of attention, but the timeless Moore remains a smoking hot actress that we truly appreciate each and every time she steps in front of the camera.
7 Kate Winslet
Winslet is now an actress who takes on more mature roles as she pushes into her 40s. But she began her run of leading roles with an epic performance in an equally epic film, Titanic. Who can forget Leonardo DiCaprio’s character uttering “Rose” what seemed like five hundred times during the film.
Equally impressive was Winslet’s figure which she exposed on camera. Winslet didn’t stop there, taking it off in Holy Smoke, Iris, Little Children, Jude, Hideous Kinky, The Reader, Mildred Pierce, All the King’s Men and Quills.
6 Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway is a vibrant beautiful talent. Just listen to one of her interviews and you will see a creative fireball with no fear. The energetic talent made her big splash in the movie The Princess Diaries. Clearly, she didn’t take it off in that film, but soon after, Hathaway showed a whole other side of her - the naked side. She has appeared naked in Havoc, Rachel Getting Married, Brokeback Mountain and Love and Other Drugs. Hathaway had this to say about her nude scenes with Jake Gyllenhaal in Love and Other Drugs: “These are people who have no trouble taking their clothes off – in a way their bodies are their currency. But they’re terrified of exposing their vulnerability – of becoming emotionally naked.” Keep on exposing, Anne. We’re big fans! Also, you can find tens of photos of Hathaway wearing see-through shirts in public. It’s just what she does.
5 Jennifer Connelly
It was 1991 when Connelly appeared as a 20-year-old in the film Career Opportunities opposite Frank Whaley. The small comedy made both of their careers and although Connelly didn’t appear naked in the film, she was a beautiful busty sex symbol in the making. She appeared in a tight white T-shirt as the rebellious daughter of a wealthy family and bounced up and down inside a Target store. Connelly did however take off her clothes a littler later in her career for such films as The Hot Spot, Shelter, Mulholland Falls, Waking The Dead, House Of Sand And Fog, Inventing The Abbotts and Requiem For A Dream.
4 Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is no stranger to stripping down on the big screen. The Australian beauty has taken off her clothes many, many times in numerous feature films. The former Mrs. Tom Cruise is terribly comfortable with her body and displaying it on camera. In her own words, Kidman stated about nudity, “I don’t find a lot of things shocking. Violence is a lot more shocking than sex; sex is primal.” Kidman has taken a lot of chances in films, never shying away from potential criticism. She has appeared in the buff in a long laundry list of films: The Paperboy, Hemmingway and Gelhorn, Birth, Cold Mountain, Dead Calm, The Human Stain, Birthday Girl, Eyes Wide Shut, Malice, Billy Bathgate, and Bangkok Hilton. You have to wonder if Kidman wears any clothes at all when she strolls around her house.
3 Keira Knightley
Stunning British actress Keira Knightley has never shied away from appearing on camera in the buff. She was only 16-years old when she made a nude appearance in the film The Hole. She literally has no apprehension about going topless in feature films and let it be known in this People Magazine interview where she stated “I always bare my breasts,” s at the press conference promoting her film The Edge of Love.
“It’s not like it’s only in this film," she said. And she’s right! The Pirates of the Caribbean star has shown her goods in Atonement, Domino, The Duchess, Silk, A Dangerous Method, The Edge of Love, The Jacket, and Doctor Zhivago.
2 Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has always had massive sex appeal. The mysterious and beautiful actress sports cat-like eyes and an intriguing personality to go along with her amazing looks. She is known for her extreme sexuality. She even portrays it as Lara Croft in her Tomb Raider films; the series making good use of Jolie’s finely sculpted hourglass figure.
Fans were excited when Jolie was willing to show more than just her talent when she took her clothes off in a number of feature films. Those included: Hackers, Wanted, Changeling, Mojave Moon, Taking Lives, Original Sin, Foxfire, Gia, Pushing Tin, and Cyborg 2. Now married to Brad Pitt, we imagine there will be fewer nude scenes to come in the talented actress/director’s future.
1 Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone is on her own level when it comes to nudity in feature films. Not only has she taken her clothes off, but no one had quite the impact in a feature film as she did in Basic Instinct. Not only did everyone get a clear crotch shot view during her interrogation scene, but the sex scenes with Michael Douglas were some of the most graphic and intense sexual displays ever on camera in a big feature film. When Stone goes for it, she really goes for it and we are buying in. Aside from appearing in the buff in Instinct, Stone has taken it off for: A Different Loyalty, Total Recall, The Muse, The Specialist, Sliver, Year Of The Gun, Action Jackson, Cold Steel, Fading Gigolo, If These Walls Could Talk 2, The Mule, Irreconcilable Differences, Sangre Y Arena, The Quick And The Dead, Intersection, Scissors, and Basic Instinct 2. Stone regularly sunbaths in the nude and appeared at age 55 naked in the film Fading Gigolo. Needless to say, she is a timeless sex symbol. Bravo to the ageless Sharon Stone!