What’s role does nudity play in film? Depends the context, but—at its core—it’s about getting people (men) to buy tickets. And some actresses do that better and more consistently than others.
Here, we honor the actresses who make the job easier on the costume department by stepping onto set in their birthday suits. I truly believe their contributions to the art form should not be overlooked.
1. Alison Brie
Alison is a famous actress best known for her role in the hit comedy show ‘Community.’ After a lot of teasing, she finally bared all in the powerful Netflix show ‘Glow.’
2. Angelina Jolie
Needs know introduction. She was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood that got even bigger when she stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston. Jolie has actually got naked in a plethora of films, with the most notable being her nude scenes in ‘Original Sin,’ ‘Hackers,’ ‘Foxfire,’ and ‘Taking Lives.’
3. Ana Paquin
Queen of gore Ana Paquin was first notable for getting cast in the first live action X-Men adaption as Rogue. She later went on to star in HBO’s True Blood, where she was naked A LOT.
4. Anne Hathaway
Despite the confusion hate she gets from some people, Anne is one of the most successful actors of all time, capturing an Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy, in edition to being one the highest-paid actresses in 2015. She also isn’t above taking her clothes off for her art, doing so in ‘Havoc,’ ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ as well as ‘Love and Other Drugs.’
5. Dakota Johnson
Dakota rocketed to stardom after landing a starring role in the film trilogy adaption of the massively popular erotic novel series Fifty Shades. While the sex scenes in the film weren’t as graphic as the books, Dakota was still very naked.
6. Heather Graham
Every guy wanted to have sex with Heather Graham during the 90s and early 2000s. She provided us all with years worth of fap material from her legendary sex scene in ‘Killing Me.’
7. Jennifer Lawrence
J-Law became a mega star and America’s cool girl after landing the role of Katniss Everdeen in the adaption of the dystopian novel trilogy ‘The Hunger Games’ and being a delight in interviews. Now despite us getting to see her naked as a result of her nude photos getting stolen from her iCloud account, she did it officially on screen this year with the dark thriller ‘Red Sparrow.’
8. Jennifer Love Hewitt
Another actress who helped transition 90s kids into puberty was JLH. The busty actress was a sex symbol for years, but wisely didn’t get naked, preserving the mystery. Until the Jackie Chan film ‘The Tuxedo.’
9. Monica Bellucci
Monica got on a lot of radars with her role in the Matrix Reloaded and the Matrix Revolutions, but before that she was in a lot of films dating back to the 90s and she was naked a lot. Take your pick, bu some good ones include ‘Vita Coi Figli,’ ‘The Brotherhood of the Wolf,’ and ‘Shoot Em Up.’
10. Natalie Portman
Natalie is tremendous actress who has been in the industry since she was a child. When people think of her sexy side, they default to Black Swan, but she wasn’t actually naked in that movie. That happened in ‘Hotel Chevalier.’
11. Salma Hayek
Selma has been making men fap for over a decade, and is still one of the most beautiful women in the world, as well as a wonderful actress. She thankfully wasn’t shy about showing off her perfect body, getting naked in films like ‘Ask The Dust’ and ‘Frida.’
12. Emilia Clarke
This doesn’t need much explanation. Emilia Clarke became a household name for her role in Game of Thrones as the Dragon Queen. She gained enough clout to insist on keeping her clothes on in later seasons, but like most actresses in the show, she was able to get away without being in several sex scenes and going topless.