If you ask us, female nude photo shoots are way better than male photo shoots. No offense to guys; we love seeing men like David Beckham, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Cristiano Ronaldo baring it all and showing off their buff bods. Yet there is something so appealing about the curves, dips, and contours of the female figure. And now that body positivity is no longer this hush-hush thing, more and more people are recognizing the true beauty in a woman’s natural shape.
Cue our list of 20 Sexiest Hollywood Female Celebrities You Didn’t Know Did Nude Photoshoots. In other words: there are no Kardashians on our list! One of the awesome things about our list (besides the fact that it features hot women in the nude) is that we have included women of varying ages. From Madonna and Jenny McCarthy to Lindsay Lohan and Jennifer Lawrence, there are 20 females here who will totally rock your world. But it isn’t just with their bodies that these ladies shine brightly. They are (mostly) talented women who have made tracks in Hollywood and beyond, be it in movies, music, or television.
Now, we know that we don’t need to ask you twice to read through our list and admire these stunning ladies, but we will say that you may want to delve deeper and check out the actual magazines yourself! We are simply the messengers; the magazines and photographers were the ones who really captured the wonderful essence of these twenty gorgeous women.
20 Lindsay Lohan
Sure, Lindsay Lohan’s career and reputation is pretty much gone all the way down the drain, but she was once photographed by Bert Stern to recreate a Marilyn Monroe nude photo shoot. And it was not a total fiasco. Yeah, there was totally a time when Lindsay was attractive, on top of her game, and had the makings of a fierce female celeb. And even when she was faltering, we held out hope for her. Given that she’s still young, maybe things can turn around. Or we can at least use this nude photoshoot to remind us that she used to be a star.
19 Jenna Dewan Tatum
Come on, Jenna Dewan Tatum is married to the guy who played Magic Mike, of course she should be confident enough to take it all off. Yet, we were still pleasantly surprised and thrilled to see Jenna in Allure magazine. She posed sans clothing along with 3 other female celebs to show off her body positivity and her self-confidence. We love it. Jenna is one hottie with a body, and her photo shoot was definitely super sexy. Let’s just say that it featured water and sultry lighting effects. We will let you imagine Jenna’s dewy, luscious curves. Or you could go look it up once you're done this list. You won’t be disappointed. Jenna is proof that you can be sexy and hilarious.
18 Kate Moss
Model icon Kate Moss posed for Playboy magazine? Oh no she didn’t! Actually, oh yes she did. And it was spectacular. Sure, Kate is a high-fashion model, but she is also like the girl next door. Well, if we lived on a wonderful planet where every woman looked like Kate Moss. Anyway, Kate bared it all and even donned some Playboy bunny ears for a photo session that featured her bare body front and center. Can we get a “heck yeah?!” We have been seeing Kate in magazines and in product advertisements for years now, but when she posed for Playboy, it was like we were seeing her for the first time.
17 Jenny McCarthy
If it seems as though you are seeing Jenny McCarthy just about everywhere, well...that is because it is very true. We will take a break from all of her splendid endeavors and touch a bit on her nude Playboy photo shoot. Yes, Jenny makes one of the most appealing Playmates, if you ask us. Even at 39 years of age, she was still asked to be part of a Playboy spread. Duh! Is it really a surprise that Hugh Hefner adored her so? As far as we are concerned, she is our absolute favorite Playboy model. Plus, she has transitioned so nicely into other acting, modeling, and comedic roles.
16 Kristen Bell
Actress Kristen Bell just seems to have it all: a great body, a wonderful voice, and sheer talent that is very admired in Hollywood. So when she appeared in Allure magazine totally in the buff, people were just given another reason to adore this woman. Kristen was one of four female celebrities who took their clothing off for the magazine’s spread of lovely ladies, spanning various ages and ethnicities. It was such a beautiful and empowering photoshoot, not to mention sexy; because have no fear, Kristen Bell is a gorgeous woman. We just love that she is able to do what she loves, stay true to herself, and even poke some fun at herself from time to time.
15 Nia Long
Do you remember Nia Long from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? We do! Of course, she has appeared in various other acting roles throughout the years, but did you know that she also appeared nude in Allure magazine? Yup, her bare photo shoot was all the rage and definitely turned heads. Hey, the woman has a rocking body; why not show it some love and let others relish in her awesome genes? Along with Minnie Driver, Kristen Bell, and Jenna Dewan Tatum, Nia was part of the quartet of brave and strong (and sexy) women who participated in Allure’s nude photo session.
Madonna is pretty much the queen of everything, including pop music, the cone bra, and the nude photo shoot. Madge threw off her clothing for a photography session on numerous occasions. Perhaps her very first in-the-buff snapshot was in the late 1970s when she was just 18 years old. This is the girl who sang “Like a Virgin,” mind you. Following that were spreads in magazines such as Penthouse, Playboy, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Italy, among others. Now she is still rocking it as a senior citizen, playing concert venues, dating younger men, and looking as fit and fab as ever. Go, Madonna! You’re a queen.
13 Mariah Carey
So, it looks as though singer Mariah Carey said “okay” to an OK! Magazine photo shoot with her then-husband Nick Cannon. This was a few years ago, but even at 46 years of age, Mariah is still oozing sex appeal. Seriously though; she is like a sultry siren without even trying to be. Where is the fairness in that? Honestly, we can’t really hate too much because she actually has killer singing chops and her talent is in a whole other league. We do have one question though: we wonder if she feels any remorse over posing nude with her ex-husband.
12 Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin is so extremely beautiful whether she is covered up in a million layers of clothing or rocking fake blood in a True Blood photo shoot. The actress also posed nude for People magazine, alongside her (clothed) hubby, Stephen Moyer. Kudos to this gal for just letting it all hang out and being unafraid to show off what she’s got. We mean...she pretty much is the entire package, so what is there for her to fear? Really. We were especially touched that Anna did this nude photo shoot with her husband, talk about a different way to bond! Maybe he just wanted to make sure that nobody made the moves on her!
11 Claudia Schiffer
Claudia Schiffer was so brave when she decided to pose nude for a nude cover photo in Vogue Paris. It's brave enough being nude, but get this: she bared it all while she was very pregnant. That is absolutely incredible. Much too often, women are made to feel bad about their bodies, or that they need to get back to their pre-baby weight once they give birth. Hello!? Can we just admire the fact that this astonishing women just brought a human being into the world? And yes, Claudia Schiffer is a former model, but she is still a normal woman at heart (maybe). So we give her mad props for this nude cover photo that was obviously a courageous effort.
10 Ashley Dupre
When Ashley Dupre posed nude for Playboy magazine, she was on fire. Actually, she was quite literally on fire. Something when awry with her hair and the celeb was in a panicked rush to put the flames out. She was okay, so don’t worry. And they managed to get a wonderful shot of her for Playboy. Ashley Dupre is a woman who does not need to feel any fear about tossing her clothes off; she is just built for having all eyes on her, it seems. Anyway, disregarding the fiery fiasco, we can say that her nude photoshoot was a brilliant success.
9 Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga may have become more tame in recent years, but she is still unashamed of who she is. That is what makes us so “gaga” for her; she is not afraid to flaunt what she’s got, and now that she is transitioning out of her 20s, she is more comfortable in her skin than ever before. Lady G also posed nude for V Magazine, and this was a refreshing, more bared-faced Gaga than what we may have been used to. The singer has often spoke out about how she was bullied when she was younger. Well, just take a look at her now! Haters gonna hate, but with that body, we're definitely going to appreciate.
8 Eva Herzigova
Eva Herzigova is a model and she’s European and need we say more? She may be 43 years old now, but she is still shining brightly as an accomplished celebrity and woman. And Eva fully embraces womanhood with an exuberance and confidence that even grumpy old men can appreciate. Eva is also one of the female celebs on our list who has appeared in a nude photo before. This one was a hot, racy swimming pool photo, so you can bet that it will be perfect to get you motivated for summer. And at nearly 6 feet tall, there is so much of Eva’s lush, lean body to love.
7 Helena Christensen
In the summer of 2013, Helena Christensen was 44 years old and she made women all around the world very happy indeed. She was such a role model and a fierce force of positivity, and to let others really know that, she posed nude for the magazine FutureClaw. Hey, reaching middle-age would really not do much to Helena; after all, she was one of those beauties who graced the Victoria’s Secret runways and catalogs in years past. So seeing her baring her new, older body was just icing on the cake for us. What a female powerhouse and a Hollywood celeb we can admire.
6 Angelina Jolie
When she was just 19 years old, Angelina Jolie posed for a photo shoot to promote her upcoming film role in Hackers. Well, the files of the pictures were revealed years later and fans of Angelina’s rejoiced. This actress has been a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood and beyond for years now, so when people found out about her baring-it-all photo shoot, they just had to see. Angelina is gorgeous even as she continues to get more mature and less of a wild child. She is also one of the most active humanitarian-slash-celebrities on the entire planet. She’s basically Superwoman.
5 Jennifer Lawrence
Picture this: Jennifer Lawrence. Nude. With a boa constrictor. It happened in an early 2015 edition of Vanity Fair magazine. Hello? This is the woman who played Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Game movies. Of course she would pose nude with a killer serpent! We think it’s totally badass, by the way. In fact, everything about Jennifer Lawrence is badass; she is a body-positive role model, a proponent of women’s rights, and just one of the most successful young actresses in Hollywood. J-Law is not afraid to speak her mind, and when personal nude photos of the actress were leaked by some Internet troll, she called them out, inspiring many women with her stance.
4 Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone is one of those women who just never seems to go out of style. Are we right, or are we right? Seriously though, even though she has gone through lovers like a person goes through paper towels, Sharon is an accomplished actress and a fierce, independent woman. She stayed true to herself and her age when she posed nude for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in the summer of 2015. She was utterly flawless - flawless! - and wore nothing but her self-confidence, a pair of pumps, and a string of elegant pearls. That, friends, is how you pose nude at 57 years of age.
3 Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera let her natural allure show through when she posed nude in Allure magazine. The 2013 spread on the mag’s glossy pages had Naya recreating the sexiness and elegance of another hot iconic Hollywood star: Marilyn Monroe. Let us just say that we totally approve. This photo shoot was classic yet modern and it was definitely tastefully done. In fact, we don’t think that anything Naya does is trashy. The girl has it going on! With her talent, looks, and charm, who knows what else she is capable of? The 29-year-old starlet sure does make us want to sing!
2 Anne Hathaway
Can we just say that we absolutely adore Anne Hathaway? This is a woman who brought us Mia from The Princess Diaries and then transitioned to roles in The Devil Wears Prada, Les Miserables, and more. Now she is married and mothering and she is still one of the sexiest and wittiest female celebs on the planet. Anne also posed nude for Allure magazine, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. If there is a woman who can make a nude photoshoot look classy and pristine, it is Anne Hathaway. Her pale supple skin and demure, smoldering eyes are to die for! Enough said right there.
1 Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey had a huge hit with the song “Videogames,” but it seems like she has since slipped under the radar. Oh, please don’t tell us that she is merely a one-hit-wonder! We sincerely hope that we will see and hear more from Lana very soon. In the meantime, you can relish in the fact that she did a nude cover photoshoot for GQ magazine in 2012. Ooh la, la! We will be bookmarking that for future reference, thank you very much. Anyway, Lana is still as beautiful as ever; she is usually seen having fun with friends in Beverly Hills.