There’s always been an infatuation with women and snakes, whether in film or photographs. Ever since the first person had the idea to produce an image of Eve with the snake in the garden, there was a sexual element that continued to be exploited. Over the years, celebrities have become the go-to people to try and bring this sexual element to the forefront of people’s minds. There is something about the phallic symbolism of having a snake posed with a woman, as well as the element of danger. Contrasting this dangerous animal with a super feminine woman definitely exudes a bit of sex appeal.
From the textural quality in a snake’s skin against the smoothness of a person’s body to the strength of a snake in the hands of a celebrity, there have been a number of images that have been recreated to provoke the minds of the public. This has become a go-to element for photographers over the years, with many models having to pose with snakes in order to convey a particular message through imagery. While there are some celebrities that are a bit squeamish when it comes to snakes, there are others that have proved that they are fearless in doing whatever it takes. From stage performances to film and magazines, there are some celebrities that have gone above and beyond to pose with their snake counterparts. Check out our list of the 15 hottest photos of celebrities with snakes and see how much it can enhance an image to implement this powerful animal.
15 Jennifer Lawrence - Vanity Fair Issue
Jennifer Lawrence posed for the April 2015 issue of Vanity Fair magazine and posed completely nude. The only thing she is seen wearing is a bracelet and a giant snake. The snake is actually real and is a Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor. It is seen wrapped around her neck and draped down her body to leave her back and legs exposed. Her derriere is pretty much covered but there is a full view of her profile as she lies seductively on her stomach. Her hair is light and short and she can be seen looking straight at the camera. She has a super sultry look on her face and a jungle background to give it a much realer environment in the photo. While Lawrence has never had a problem showing off her sex appeal, this photo has solidified how sensual she can be as one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood.
14 Rihanna With Fangs And Snakes
For the 25th anniversary issue for GQ UK, Rihanna was featured on the cover and in a pictorial spread. This particular photo showed Rihanna completely in the buff, with the only thing covering her skin were her tattoos and two snakes. She’s holding one snake draped over her head and the other snake is held in front of her face. She has her mouth open and she’s licking the snake’s body, which has a sexual symbolism in and of itself. Yet, the fangs she’s wearing make it seem like she’s part snake herself. While it may not be the typical photo a celebrity would take in order to show off their curves, there is definitely an incredible amount of sex appeal in seeing Rihanna in such a pose and such an aggressive stance.
13 Kylie Jenner - Back Calendar Photo
Many people have criticized Kylie Jenner for the transformation she has undergone in recent years. Before and after photos of her derriere have shown that there have definitely been some additions in that area and she can no longer hide the fact that her lips are no longer as thin as they once were. Yet, she seems really happy with her new look, so much so that she goes out of her way to flaunt it. This particular photo was taken by the famed photographer, Terry Richardson, and was the back cover to her 2017 calendar. She is on her belly in the photo, with the snake draped over her and wrapped around her arm. While the snake should have been the biggest part of the photo, it was her extra large bottom that really stole the show.
12 Sofia Richie Head Shot
Sofia Richie was already making a name for herself in the modeling world but things really began to heat up when she became romantically linked to Justin Bieber. She instantly shot to fame through his various social media posts showing them as a couple and people wanted to know more about the new girl that would replace Selena Gomez. While the social media photos showed her as very casual and sweet, this super sultry photo shows the world just what Bieber saw in her to get him so excited. She is seen posing topless, with the large snake draped over her and revealing his head beneath her arm. There is a sharp contrast between the snake’s face and her own, which makes for an interesting photo. From her sexy eyes to her creamy complexion, this is definitely a great way to show off her natural beauty.
11 Angelina Jolie - Alexander Promotion
Actors are often pushed into promoting their films based on the premise of their characters, whether it’s Tom Cruise wielding a samurai sword on The Oprah Winfrey Show to promote The Last Samurai or Ellen Page playing the guitar and singing to promote Juno. In the case of Angelina Jolie’s character in the 2004 film, Alexander, she had to get pretty friendly with snakes. Her character handled one in the film and so she had to shoot a variety of promotional photos with a snake. This particular photo shows Jolie in a much more casual outfit than her character in Alexander but the sultry look makes up for the tank top and jeans. She’s holding the snake with both hands and the head of the snake is seen gliding across her shoulder.
10 Penelope Cruz - 2000 Magazine Cover
Magazines are always looking for different ways to showcase celebrities on their covers in order to sell more issues and oftentimes, the same old looks and poses just won’t do. For Detour magazine, Penelope Cruz was featured with a snake for an issue in 2000. Her outfit is quite revealing on her back so at first, it appears that she’s completely nude with the snake. Yet, closer inspection shows that she’s wearing a beaded, nude-colored outfit. The snake is seen wrapped around her neck and is head is coming back towards her tousled locks flowing down her back. One of her hands is touching the snake with a delicate touch and she has her neck turned to face the camera in a serious, yet ultra sexy expression.
9 Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz posed on the cover of Esquire magazine for an issue in 2004. The photo was seen as a promotional image for her film, The Constant Gardener, which she wound up winning the Oscar for as the Best Supporting Actress. Although Weisz has been in a number of provocative films, she isn’t necessarily thought of as an actress that goes out of her way to be provocative in film. In fact, she’s been pretty low key in her public persona and instead, she’s seemed to focus more on her craft. This photo shows her completely nude but she’s covered with her hands and the giant snake encircling her. While all of her bits are pretty much covered, viewers still get an eyeful in this super sexy photo.
8 Britney Spears - VMA Performance
In 2001, Britney Spears was at the height of her popularity and was asked to perform on the stage of the VMAs. Her stage performance had to be super sexy since she was performing “I’m A Slave 4 U,” which came with an intensely sensual music video. Whether she was trying to top the video or she was just trying to go for something a tad different, halfway through her VMA performance she grabbed a snake and draped it over her shoulders. The snake was a seven-foot albino Burmese python with a bright yellow hue. Spears continued a portion of her dance routine with the snake on her shoulders and even did a twirl to drive the move home. It was a jaw-dropping moment for Spears and was one of her sexiest looks to date.
7 Salma Hayek As A Vampire Stripper
When actors choose which roles they will take, it’s not always the amount of dialogue or screen time that is the deciding factor. In fact, some of the most memorable moments from a film can be just a few minutes that stick in the minds of the audience. This is definitely the case for the 1996 film, From Dusk till Dawn. Salma Hayek was only in the film for a brief amount of time but her appearance as a vampire stripper was definitely burned into the brains of those who’ve seen the film. Prior to changing her head to look like a snake demon, she appeared on the stage with a feathered headdress and ultra revealing two piece. The snake was lifted off her shoulders and the entire stage performance was drool-worthy (until she turned into a monster, that is).
6 Chanel Iman - For Sports Illustrated
Chanel Iman first started her career as a model when she was just 12-years-old and quickly climbed the ranks and went on to earn the coveted role of being named a Victoria’s Secret Angel. After a number of magazine covers around the world and walking the runways at some of the most prestigious fashion runway shows, Iman sparked the attention of those who thought she would make for a great television personality. She’s been featured on the Tyra Banks Show, MTV and even became a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model. There’s no telling what the future will hold for Iman but it doesn’t look like her modeling career is slowing down anytime soon. She starred in the Swimsuit Issue for the 2016 Sports Illustrated magazine and this particular photo was met with great reviews. She looks strong and sexy with these giant pythons helping to highlight her feminine curves and amazing good looks.
5 Naomi Campbell - Topless For GQ
Naomi Campbell is an icon in the modeling industry and is thought of as one of the rare supermodels that still continues to get work. While other models from that era have put that life behind them, Campbell still walks the runway and gets asked to pose for a variety of different things. This particular photo was used for the cover of GQ Russia and featured Campbell posing topless with a snake to cover her. The photo was taken shortly after Campbell had celebrated 25 years in the fashion industry and people were astonished that she would look that amazing on the cover at 40-years-old. The yellow snake had a great contrast against her skin and she looks free of wrinkles with a completely toned physique.
4 Miley Cyrus Before The Movement
Miley Cyrus has done everything she could to try and provoke the world with her sexuality. From posing spread eagle on stage to the infamous foam finger performance, she has gone out of her way to try and be sexy. Yet, there was a time before “the movement” when she didn’t need to do all of those stunts to be considered sexy. This photo proves that Cyrus always had a sexy physique in this black one-piece with black leather gloves. Her hair is still styled in the Hannah Montana fashion and she has a snake wrapped around her neck. While she may not be on stage riding a giant phallic image, this photo is proof that she doesn’t need all that to exude major sex appeal.
3 Eve On The Cover Of Rolling Out
When Eve was first introduced to the world, she was thought of as a skilled rapper/singer that stood out from all those that came before her. While other female rappers are known for their sexist lyrics and sexualizing themselves in songs, Eve used her talent to try and give a voice to those that have dealt with bigger issues. One of her biggest hits was “Love Is Blind” which deals with domestic violence and she was hailed for her breaking the mold as a female rapper. Nowadays, she is happy to let her husband, British entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper, take center stage while she is pretty much out of the limelight. This photo was taken for the cover of Rolling Out magazine where she showed off her strength and sexuality without having to bare it all.
2 Zac Efron
Zac Efron started off being a heartthrob to young girls but now he is thought of as a bona fide film star with a much larger fanbase. While he’s been in a number of films that showed off his sex appeal in a romantic storyline, he’s proven that he is more than just a chick flick actor. He’s appeared alongside some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, including Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa and Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy. This photo shows Zac Efron exuding a much more grown up look than his days from the High School Musical franchise. He is seen holding the snake and staring into its eyes in a way that really shows off his masculinity and his massive sex appeal.
1 Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne started her career as a model and quickly gained a name for herself after winning the Model of the Year award at the British Fashion Awards in 2012. She has appeared in a number of fashion shows for some of the top designers and was able to transition into acting through a few smaller roles. Her biggest moment on screen came when he appeared as the Enchantress character in the blockbuster film, Suicide Squad. She’s become more of a celebrity figure through her various famous friends and has often been photographed as part of different girl squads in young Hollywood. This particular photo isn’t about showcasing her body but it definitely has a bit of sex appeal. Delevingne can be seen holding the snake firmly in her hand and staring at the camera straight-on. From her intense look to her beautiful facial features, it’s obvious that there is a bright future in store for Delevingne on the big screen.
Sources: The Hollywood Gossip, Time
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