Celebrity nude pics – remember when they were something new and shocking? Na, we don't either. Maybe it wasn't so many years ago, relatively speaking since the practice began, but after the constant barrage everything from fairly innocent semi-nude pics to explicit sex tapes over the last decade or more, checking out the latest celebrity nude posts is pretty much an everyday thing.
Still, it's not to say that having your photos hacked, stolen, and spread all over the web isn't a nasty experience. In March 2017, yet another round of celeb private photos were leaked online en masse, including intimate pics of Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson, first posted on 4chan and then spread widely throughout the interwebs. It's just one of three major photo dumps that hackers have facilitated since the first huge iCloud scandal hit in 2014, dubbed The Fappening.
But, along with everybody else, we can't help but notice how certain people's careers kicked into high gear after a supposedly revealing leaked image or video. Is it always case of hacking and theft? Or do some celebs leak their own intimate images, either deliberately or by accident? We've scoured the web to find cases of self-exposure for your perusal.
We'd also like to note, without judging, that a number of former Disney Channel child stars appear on this list. Maybe they need to make web security a part of their So You're on the Disney Channel! welcome package.
15 Vanessa Hudgens- A Decade Of Leaks
When it comes to former Disney and High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, there's no actual proof or statement from the current Powerless actress that indicates the many nude and lewd pics available were actually leaked by her. In fact, the latest, dating from March 2017, are part of the massive hack that included Demi Lovato, Emma Watson, and others. Still, we've lost count of how many times Ms. Hudgens' nude pics have been splashed all over the internet since the first leak in 2007. And, we'd also have to make the observation that so many leaks, and so much overexposure over the last decade, has done nothing to deter Vanessa from taking the most explicit naked pictures of herself, and then -- clearly -- not taking the right kind of security measures. So, a lack of admission notwithstanding, we'd have to chock this case up to "serial accidental self-leaking" at the very least.
14 Kim Kardashian – Mom And The Sex Tape
Does it count if the person who orchestrated and leaked your sex tape was...your mom? In Ian Halperin's 2016 book, Kardashian Dynasty, he claims to have interviewed sources inside the porn industry along with "friends" of Kim who said that the reality TV star, back in 2002, was thinking about how to get into show biz. A mutual friend of Kim and Paris Hilton suggested a sex tape. Kim is said to have discussed the idea with her family, and Momager Kris Jenner is supposedly the one to have put the deal together. Halperin writes that he went undercover in the porn biz, and was told by a rep of Vivid Video, the company that eventually marketed the racy sex tape featuring Kim and former boyfriend Ray J., that both parties on the tape needed to sign off on the rights in order for the deal to go through.
13 Alison Pill – Oops #1
Cute actress Alison Pill was known largely for her roles as the object of desire in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and the HBO TV series The Newsroom. She was, that is until a slip of the keypad sent a nude pic of her to her Twitter account and all 16,000 of her followers. In 2013, she sent out a Tweet with a topless selfie along with the message, "Apropos of nothing, here are my boobs!" What she claimed was that the pic was only supposed to be seen by Jay Baruchel, who was her fiancé at the time. Her excuse, as she explained in later interviews, was that she had a new BlackBerry and didn't realize it had a touch screen. Hmm... Alison deleted the photo right away, but not before the fans had taken note, and many had saved the shot. Moral of the story: Don't look at your nude pics just before Tweeting, and watch that touchscreen.
12 Hayley Williams – Oops #2
Paramore has been together since 2004 with vocalist and songwriter Hayley Williams as its frontwoman. With her distinctive red hair and punky outfits, she gave the emo-pop band its distinctive look, which is generally colorful, eye-popping -- and fully clothed. In 2010, fans of the group were surprised, to say the least when they found a topless pic of their fave punkish pixie in their Twitter feeds. The pic was taken down about five minutes later, and Hayley Tweeted, "well ... my night just changed drastically. got hacked." But, we'd have to point out that, even if someone hacked a Twitter account, they would also have to have access to the pics at the same time, or those pics would already have to be in a Twitter gallery...But hey, Paramore's fans were ultra forgiving, and we're all allowed a mistake or two or three, aren't we?
11 Adrienne Bailon, Busted
Adrienne Bailon's sexy pic leak goes back several years to 2008. Since 2013, Adrienne has been one of four hosts on The Real, a panel talk show featuring four female hosts at different stages of their lives. It's a pretty straight gig, in other words. Back in 2006 to 2008, she was a Cheetah Girl, a Disney Channel phenom about four girls in a pop band taking on the world. It resulted in several TV projects and movies. Once the Cheetah thing was on the way out, a series of super sexy pics circulated of Adrienne on the Net. The pics looked like they'd been taken in a hotel room, and featured her bottomless and playing it for the camera. At the time, Adrienne said the pictures had been stolen from her laptop while she was at the airport, and were intended for then-boyfriend Rob Kardashian. She supposedly went through the motions of launching a lawsuit. But...since then, a former publicist has gone public with the claim that Adrienne leaked the pics herself to garner publicity and also to break free of the Disney good girl image. Adrienne herself stopped commenting on the matter. It was a ruse that initially backfired since her career took a hit at the time, but she seems to have climbed out of bad girl limbo since then.
10 Kaley Cuoco – Forgot The Suit
When you're the gorgeous blonde star of a long-running sitcom about geeks and nerds, you get a lot of attention, and in the case of Kaley Cuoco, that attention has extended to hackers. She, along with Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and many more, have been multiple victims of the celeb hackers who delight in emptying iCloud of its nude celebrity pictures. Some of those celebs have been angry and frustrated. Kaley seems to take it all in stride. In fact, in 2014, when she fell victim to the first big The Fappening leak, the star of The Big Bang Theory decided to react to the scandal with a little tongue in cheek gesture – or cheeky, at any rate. On holidays in Mexico with hubby Ryan Sweeting, Kaley Instagrammed a nude pic of the couple running to the beach with the message "What a fun day that was, frolicking with my hubs on the beaches of Mexico! Feels like we forgot something?" Don't get too excited, though, all the good parts were blurred out.
9 Kanye West – Keepin' It Rock 'n' Roll
When a pic of Kanye West's trouser snake hit the internet in 2010, it really didn't come as much of a surprise – and the fact it ended up public didn't take him by surprise either. One of his recent hits at the time was Runaway, which talks about that very thing – sending pics of his manhood to women. Apparently, he'd snapped the pic in question and sent it to several women, who then promptly got on the horn to various media outlets. Last summer Yeezy reminisced about the good old days of being single and taking pics of his junk in an interview with Harper's Bazaar. "Gotta keep it rock 'n' roll," he said. He also seems to believe that his huge junk is the source of his music mojo. We're not touching his theories. As for his 2010 so-called leak, which featured a view of him spilling out of black boxers to the side, he said, "You can’t imagine how disappointed I was that I got cut off."
8 Zari Hassan, Multiple Offenses
Nude selfie leaks aren't just for North American celebrities. Zari Hassan, aka The Bosslady, is a major celeb in her native Uganda and throughout Southern Africa. The socialite has become a huge reality TV star, singer, and entrepreneur, and she's got a huge social media following, including 2.7 million on Instagram. Today she's married to Tanzanian singing star Diamond Platinumz, and the two have two children together, but before that, she worked her way through a string of lovers, including a long list of major singers and musicians from the South African music scene. Along with posed nude pics she shares on Instagram and other media, there are a number of images and videos of Zari in various stages of undress and more. Judith Heard, another attractive Ugandan socialite with a social media following, and considered to be a rival of Zari's for public attention. Rumor has it that at least some of those nude pics and sex tapes were leaked by Zari herself to take attention away from her rival.
7 Dylan Sprouse – The Cold Bathroom Pics
Best known as Zack Martin from Disney's The Suite Life and The Suite Life on Deck, Dylan Sprouse finally shed his good boy image in 2013 when a couple of nude selfies – including a full frontal – turned up online. The story was, an irate ex had leaked them on Tumblr. But then, more and more pics surfaced, offering viewers full exposure of Sprouse and his Suite thing. He eventually came clean in a series of Tweets. "I messed up… but I’d be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose." Twin Cody seemed amused at the revealing pics and took to Twitter to mock him. "Cold in that bathroom huh?" At the time, Dylan was on a bit of a hiatus from his acting career, so maybe it was a chance to keep his name in the headlines. He's set to star in a movie called Dismissed later this year.
6 Joanie Laurer (aka Chyna) – Homemade To Pro
Joan Marie Laurer, aka Chyna, aka "The First Lady of Sports Entertainment", sadly died of a drug overdose in April 2016. But, it wasn't before she essentially paved the way for the WWE's female stars of today as the first female enforcer way back in 1997. After becoming the first woman to mix it up in the Royal Rumble and King of the Ring, she went on to beat the WWE's major male stars of the day too, including Chris Jericho and Triple H. She left the ring for good in 2002, but not before appearing in Playboy magazine a couple of times. In 2005, she and then-boyfriend Sean Waltman aka X-Pac made a homemade sex tape during a trip to China, titled, appropriately enough, 1 Night in China. After she and Sean split, Chyna claimed she'd never been properly compensated, although Sean insisted she'd received $100K for her part in the skin flick. Whatever the deal with that one, Chyna made Another Night in China in 2009, and garnered a pro porn contract with Vivid Video, along with (mostly clothed) stints in VH1's The Surreal Life season four and Celebrity Rehab. While it kept her busy and her name in the headlines, the porn career is rumored to have cost her a place in the WWE Hall of Fame.
5 Daphne Joy, Baby Mama
Daphne Joy is largely famous for being 50 Cent's baby mama, her celebrity boyfriends, and shocking social media now and then. She appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in 2011, right about the time, she met the Detroit rapper. Their son, Sire Jackson, was born in 2012, and the two have remained friendly, showing up together to celebrate holidays with the boy. In January 2016, the ultra sexy Filipina "accidentally" leaked her own nude picture on Snapchat. Her story was that she intended the pic to go out privately to her then new boyfriend Jason Derulo, (the two have since split up). Somehow, she clicked on public instead of private, and the rest is history as they say. Now, since then, Daphne has done racy underwear shoots for her Instagram account and plenty of bikini shots, so we're not sure just how sorry she is about the big, er, mistake.
4 Chelsea Handler – Shocking Dave Letterman
Back in 2014, as the celebrity world was reeling from the impact of the first big iCloud leak, Chelsea Handler went on The Late Show to show David Letterman a topless – well, partially topless – pic. Letterman seemed a little shocked at the image, which showed Chelsea sitting on a scooter on holidays in Spain. She's surrounded by local men, and one of her boobs just happens to be popped out of her shirt. As in, the whole thing. "I see now how you're able to use the language barrier to overcome difficulties in hooking up," Dave quipped, then asked, "Why would you do that? I mean, I'm not against it, but why would you do that!?" Chelsea's reply was that she was just trying to get ahead of the nude pic leaks. She actually has been the victim of hacking, but we'd note that Ms. Handler doesn't shy from sharing the odd topless photo on Instagram or other social media just for everyday kicks.
3 Anna Richardson – Revenge Porn Social Experiment
Anna Richardson is a well-known TV producer and presenter, writer, and journalist in her native UK. In 2015, she decided to leak her own nude pics as a kind of social experiment. As part of a show on Britain's Channel 4 called Revenge Porn, Anna decided to actually experience what it felt like having nude pictures on the web. The show was looking at the issue of exes who upload compromising pictures to the internet, a practice that was made a crime in Great Britain. Anna leaked her pics to an actual revenge porn website to see what would happen. There were hundreds of thousands of views of the images, and a lot of nasty comments as you would expect from that kind of troll site. The experiment was intended to be instructive and spark a discussion of the issue.
2 Molly Soda, Cyber Feminist
Molly Soda is an American artist and internet darling with a celebrated Tumblr account. She's been called a webcam performance artist and her work has included videos, GIFs, performance, and zines, like her 2012 effort called Should I Send This? Molly Soda talks about her habit of oversharing online, and in the zine, she leaked her own mirror nude selfies and awkward sexting messages. The project was about playing with the idea of taking racy selfies and feeling very vulnerable – and then taking away the fear of exposure by releasing them herself. Molly Soda's work looks at pop culture and internet culture in particular, and we may or may not fully understand the premise, but we can all applaud the results. Molly has shown her work in galleries all over the world along with on the web and is represented by Annka Kultys Gallery in London, UK.
1 Dustin Diamond – Saved By The Smell
Dustin Diamond reached fame as the geeky (and not necessarily in a good way) Screech, aka Samuel Powers on the hit TV series Saved By The Bell. Once Saved By The Bell in 2000 ended after its illustrious run in various forms (Saved By The Bell: College Years et al,) that began in 1992, Dustin was involved in a series of forgettable TV and video projects, along with a stint at stand-up comedy. In 2006, he decided to spark up his acting career again by not just leaking, but producing and releasing his very own porn sex tape. The tape, Screeched – Saved by the Smell, got him spots on Celebrity Fit club, Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling and a series of other forgettable projects, including 2016's Joker's Wild, a direct to DVD effort starring Eric Roberts -- who should probably think about leaking a few lewd pics of his own. Dustin later claimed in interviews that he hadn't even been in the video – he said they'd used a stunt double.
Sources: Star Pulse; VH1; US Magazine.