Hollywood has never been a stranger to dressing provocatively, and stars have often used this tactic to gain further popularity from fans and an extra rung on the celebrity ladder. Just as Marilyn Monroe’s portrayal in The Seven Year Itch caused her popularity to soar, the iconic moment when her dress flew up from the air above a subway grating has been ingrained in people’s minds. However, a lot has changed since it was shocking for a woman to reveal a glimpse of her underwear in a movie.
Nowadays, the same underwear style is thought of as a typical leotard outfit that’s worthy of being worn out and about on stage. Artists don leotard outfits with brief bottoms for all to see without so much as a blushing look, and even a G-string makes an appearance or two. The standards in provocative apparel in Hollywood have definitely increased, and it becomes much more difficult to shock audiences when baring a bit of skin.
While many have accepted the fact that the old way of thinking in regards to women covering up is an antiquated notion, there are some celebrities that have taken that to a whole new level. Making nakedness a standard practice has caused the world to become numb to their antics on and off the screen. Not only do fans turn with a look of disdain, but they’re really getting sick of the same old shenanigans. Check out our list for the 15 celebrities that need to cover up, and see if you’re as tired of seeing their naked antics as we are.
Coco is a celebrity that doesn’t concern herself with the notions of decency when it comes to appropriate apparel. Often her swimsuits consist of just a few strategically placed strings, and her social media sites don’t offer a big variation on that. Ice-T married her within two months of meeting her, and the world has seemed fascinated with her ever since.
Being thrust into the public eye, Coco has definitely tried to make the most out of her 15 minutes. Their reality show, Ice Loves Coco, was a huge success, and she even landed a job in Las Vegas as a headliner, replacing Holly Madison in Peepshow; this was just another outlet for her to do what she does best- reveal some skin. With some celebrities choosing to shock and provoke, it’s often something scandalous like the Miley Cyrus foam finger incident. In Coco’s case, the most shocking thing she could do at this point is to start dressing age-appropriately and leave something to the imagination for a change.
14 Amber Rose
Amber Rose was first introduced to the public when she was brought on the red carpet as eye candy with Kanye West. Since it is truly hard to pull off a bald hairstyle and still remain sexy, she caught instant attention for her over-the-top fashion tendencies and refusal to follow the flock. Although the Kanye relationship dissolved, the feud between the two helped to maintain her celebrity until she became romantically-linked to Wiz Khalifa.
Her name seems to stay in the headlines, whether it’s the twitter feuds or the social media posts featuring barely-there clothing. Since having a child with Wiz Khalifa, the public thought she would start dressing more like a mother and start to settle down. Instead, she seems to want to flaunt her post-baby body even more. But fans are starting to tire of the same old shock and awe tactics, and wonder when she’ll start to evolve her look. Whether it’s covering up or at least growing some hair, it would be nice to see a different Amber Rose than her former stripper persona.
13 Kim Kardashian
Since Kim Kardashian’s fame derived mostly from the attention she gained through a sex tape with Ray J, it wasn’t exactly a surprise to see that she would continue to use her body as a means to fame. When her photoshoot with Playboy magazine was shown on the reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the public actually felt sorry for her when her mother was seen in the background cheering her on while she debated whether or not this was the best move for her career.
Her recent photoshoot for Paper magazine showed her completely nude in various positions, including front and back shots of her taking off the now infamous-black dress. Rather than tricks with shadows being used or low-hanging jewelry to help cover, the photo is taken in full light with absolutely nothing left to the imagination. After such an exposed and highly publicized photo shoot like this, the public wondered if this would finally be the last we see of Kim Kardashian’s assets. Yet, the selfies and the constant social media posts show that she is not going to change her provocative ways. As she is a wife and mother, and getting up in years, many of us just wish she would come up with a new magic trick already.
12 Tara Reid
Made famous from hit movies like the American Pie film series, Tara Reid started off with a girl-next-door look. However, some issues with bad boob jobs and infamous party stories changed her reputation drastically, and created a number of public snafus. Although many celebrities have had incidents with a quick nip slip caught by the glaring lens of the paparazzi, none quite compare to Tara Reid’s.
In 2004, she was photographed on the red carpet at Diddy’s 35th birthday bash, when the strap to her gown slipped down to reveal her entire breast hanging out for all to see. The incident lasted for more than just a quick moment, and paparazzi kept snapping away until finally a member of her team came over to fix the wardrobe malfunction. Revealing horrible scarring and a misshapen appearance from a plastic surgery debacle, people became more aware of her new-found fascination with acquiring a bigger bust.
11 Courtney Love
Courtney Love is no stranger to eccentric attention-seeking antics throughout her career, from her over-the-top partying ways to the now-infamous 1995 post-VMA moment when she started throwing objects at Madonna as she was giving an interview. Madonna actually said, “Courtney Love is in dire need of attention right now,” and it made the public view her as a tragic figure rather than a celebrity. Things seemed to get even worse as the years went by, and there were a number of topless incidents that made people wonder about her mental health. With a 2004 incident involving Courtney Love showing her breasts in public at a Wendy’s, people started viewing these tabloid headlines as just another way for her to seek out attention.
10 Lil kim
The incident involving Lil Kim at the 1999 VMA’s is something that will forever go down in history. As if the fact that Lil Kim’s entire breast was hanging out for all to see with only a fan-shaped pasty covering her nipple wasn’t shocking enough, Diana Ross under-cupped it and gave it a little jiggle while on stage. However, this wasn’t the only time that Lil Kim stepped out in a scantily-clad ensemble. She became known for pastie-style tops and outfits held together by string, so it became a norm for the public to see Lil Kim half-naked on and off the red carpet.
9 Christina Aguilera
When Christina Aguilera first emerged as a pop star with “Genie In A Bottle,” fans took to her bare midriff style early on in her career. Since her breakout single was perfect for belly dancing and shaking hips, it seemed only fitting for her to don this type of apparel on the red carpet. As her professional career began to evolve, so did her signature look. Fans have seen her through all her different phases, suffering through the Moulin Rouge afro and lingerie days and getting through the “Dirrty” antics with the black highlights in her hair. With her being older now and a mother, many feel that it’s time for her to start covering it up. Still sporting the plunging necklines and cut-out dresses, even as she mentors on The Voice, it seems that she still holds onto her tendencies towards showing off skin.
8 Britney Spears
Britney Spears is an artist that started her pop career with an obvious sexual undertone, wearing a sexy version of a Catholic school girl’s uniform. This started to amplify as her career progressed, and fans wondered how much more daring could she possibly get. The “I’m a Slave 4 U” music video pretty much looked like an orgy, her “Toxic” rhinestone nude suit was basically her crawling on the ground naked, and stage performances often involved her wearing a sort of bra and panty ensemble. Just when fans thought they had seen all they could of Britney Spears, paparazzi took snapshots of her getting out of a car without wearing any panties and the photo went viral. Additional photos came out when she was at a soccer game with her sons, still not wearing panties, and paparazzi caught some shots of her bare butt when a gust of wind blew her skirt up.
Rihanna has come a long way since she was first introduced to the public as a fresh-faced girl from Barbados. Starting off with a few daring necklines and a bare midriff, things quickly started to escalate in both her fashion and music. Never one to shy away from taking chances, her music has evolved from her original pop style akin to Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
Nowadays, her videos include her bare ass and emulating a stripper (and her Twitter account does too). Yet, it’s her wardrobe on the red carpet that has made the biggest mark on how she’s viewed in regards to provocative clothing. The most infamous ensemble was worn at the 2014 CFDA Awards, where Rihanna walked the red carpet in a completely sheer gown with sparkles that did nothing to hide her physique.
6 Aubrey O’Day
Aubrey O’Day started off as a fresh-faced hopeful when she was first shown on MTV’s Making the Band series, but her persona quickly changed once she made it as a member of Danity Kane. The reality show often showed how insecure she was on her vocal ability compared to the group’s other members, and she was quickly coined the eye-candy of the group. Rather than fighting that label and working to improve her craft, she fully embraced it and made a few changes to her outward appearance.
Plastic surgeries, bleaching, and scantily-clad outfits helped land her photoshoots with Blender and Playboy magazines, and she has used this celebrity to remain in the public eye even after the demise of Danity Kane. She has paired up with fellow former member Shannon Bex to create the duo Dumblonde, but it’s her continued use of sex appeal that is starting to get a little old. People wonder just how long this public fascination will last, especially since so many of her past endeavors have failed.
5 Nicki Minaj
It isn’t new for a female in the rap game to try and use her sexuality to appeal to audiences, since Lil Kim often dressed in pasties and Foxy Brown was famous for wearing swimsuit tops and bras as shirts. However, Nicki Minaj is a different kind of female rapper that has been able to gain huge commercial appeal through her girlish looks. From a line with Mac Cosmetics to a lucrative deal with Myx Fusions, she is more than just a girl that can rap.
Although she may be in a predominantly male genre, she is excelling in this category and continually sells millions with each new album. While she started off with a bubble- gum type of style, it has quickly morphed into continued versions of nude pics. The “Anaconda” video was the most recent depiction of this female rapper that made headlines, and even made it onto daytime TV with a parody on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Since the public has seen almost every inch of Nicki Minaj, many wish she would go back to the “Super Bass” style that made audiences fall in love with her in the beginning.
4 Miley Cyrus
Disney kids often struggle with shedding their good girl image and finding commercial success as an adult star, and the transition can be a bit difficult to navigate. Being typecast as a child or being stifled as an artist, some child stars tend to go overboard when trying to grow in the eyes of the public. Miley Cyrus didn’t take this change as something that should be subtle, and she chose to go all the way.
Shedding the brown-haired Hannah Montana look, and becoming the “foam finger” Miley Cyrus we’ve become accustomed to - it’s actually all starting to become a bit predictable. From swinging on a wrecking ball naked in her music video to posing spread-eagle onstage, she definitely isn’t Hannah Montana anymore. Now that she’s been able to make people forget about her Disney kid past, we can only hope that she’ll start dressing and acting normally.
When Madonna posed naked on the side of the road hailing a cab, people thought it couldn’t get any more provocative and she would be the Queen of shock and awe. Even when other young girls were starting to rise in the pop world, she seemed to be able to hold onto her provocative status. From her leotard dancing in music videos to the kiss with Britney Spears at the Video Music Awards, she proved she still had it at her age. However, it’s been a long time since that fateful day when she appeared on stage with Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.
In the meantime, her children have grown up to become tabloid headliners in their own right, and she continues to try the same old stunts she’s known for. At the recent Met Gala, she wore a completely sheer top with pasties covering the nipples, and a G-string bottom with straps lifting her sagging butt cheeks. She released a statement saying, “My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement. The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society. IF you have a problem with the way I dress it is simply a reflection of your prejudice.”
2 Lena Dunham
When considering the types of celebrities that use nudity as a way to provoke, it isn’t quite the Lena Dunham body type that comes to mind. While one can see why someone like Megan Fox would choose to use her sexuality to climb the celebrity ladder, Lena Dunham is no Megan Fox. Not only does she regularly appear naked on HBO’s hit show, she doesn’t seem to be shy off the screen either. Frequently picked up by the paparazzi for her revealing ensembles and swimwear, she often makes the list for celebrities that need to wear more on the beach as well.
1 Micaela Schaefer
When it comes to international models, the world doesn’t seem to take notice unless it earns one a Miss Universe title. So, when Micaela Schaefer first started being seen on the red carpet, people became intrigued over who this beauty from Germany really was. Earning the Miss Maxim 2006 title and the Miss East Germany 2004 title, she seemed to be a rising star in the Hollywood “Hottest girls” category. While a nude photoshoot may have stripped Vanessa Williams of her pageant title, Micaela Schaefer is using her nudity to try and propel herself into a new form of beauty queen.
Making a career as a successful DJ, model, and even trying her hand at singing, she isn’t just falling back and relaxing her way to the top. However, the public can only take so much of her attention-seeking ways to try and become world famous. A number of nip slip incidents, barely-there dresses, and naked ad campaigns hasn’t done much for her legitimacy in Hollywood and opportunities have started to dwindle. Nowadays, she’s been placed in the category of “just another naked model.”