Finding a movie with great nude scenes is always a treat. It’s even more fun when you find a movie where one of your favorite actresses has bared all for the world to see, though!
Some fan favorites never get naked. Other actresses are more than happy to. Sometimes the actress may just feel that she wants to branch out and try something different. This is common when an actress has played a certain role for a long time and she wants to break out of the mold that her fans have put her in. Getting nude in a movie has a way of doing that.
Whatever the reason, fans love it when their favorite actress decides that taking her clothes off on screen is the right thing to do. When she does, the world takes notice!
Check out this list of 10 actresses that took it all off for the surprise of a lifetime.
10. Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is known for her wholesome girl-next-door good looks, so anyone that has only seen her in movies like the Legally Blonde series or Cruel Intentions (where she plays a virgin!) may be surprised to find out that she has been nude in not one but two movies.
The first Reese Witherspoon nude scene was in 1998 in a movie called Twilight (not that Twilight!) where she exposes her breasts in a scene with a man. This was before she became fairly well known so not a lot of people may have seen her in this.
More recently, in 2005, there were some quick flashback scenes of her naked in the movie Wild. These scenes were a big part of the movie and explained her character’s past so it made sense – but it was still a surprise that she did these scenes considering how famous she has become!
9. Katie Holmes
If you’re most familiar with Katie Holmes for her role in the teen drama series Dawson’s Creek, or if you know her mostly from being married to Tom Cruise, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that she’s been nude on the Hollywood screen.
In 2000, she played a role in a movie called The Gift, where she exposes her breasts outside. It’s an erotic scene that will leave you wanting more of her. I think Katie Holmes needs to strongly consider doing another nude scene in the near future!
This next actress didn’t need to go nude but she did anyway!
8. Kristen Wiig
Kristen Wiig is well known for being a talented comedic actress in movies and on Saturday Night Live. More recently, she has played serious roles, like the one she played in The Martian.
In 2014 though, Wiig starred in movie called Welcome to Me, where she walks nude through a casino. It’s a shock because Kristen Wiig had never appeared nude up until this point and it doesn’t give you any hints that the scene is about to happen. Who knew that she has such a great body?
7. Anne Hathaway
The beautiful Anne Hathaway is considered a real life princess by many – especially to those who know her for her roles in The Princess Diaries. She was the wholesome Disney princess to many and some still think of her this way.
The truth is that Anne Hathway is an inspiring actress and she’s not afraid to do whatever it takes do justice to whatever role she’s in. The first time she got naked on screen was in Brokeback Mountain in 2005 and her fans were in for a surprise. As if that wasn’t enough, she did it again that year in the movie Havoc. By this point, Hathaway had a solid career and there was no need for her to accept any roles that required nudity, but 5 years later, she did it again and showed everything in a movie called Love and Other Drugs in 2010.
6. Keira Knightley
There’s something sophisticated about Keira Knightley and for that reason alone, you just don’t expect to see her exposing herself on a movie screen. She’s an amazing actress though, and she’s not afraid to take on challenging roles that push her limits.
That’s exactly what she did in 2001 when she appeared in the movie The Hole. Her nude scenes in this movie challenged not only her acting abilities but it challenged the way that fans looked at her, too.
Four years later, she shocked fans again when she got naked for her roles in The Jacket and Domino, both released in 2005.
This next actress was a young beauty that proved that she’s all woman!
5. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman started acting in 1994 when she was still a young teen and she quickly found roles in good movies. As she got older, she took on more and more risque roles, like her dramatic role in Black Swan in 2010, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress.
There was not a soul that expected to see her beautiful body fully exposed in 2004 when she appeared in Closer.
She also had a role in the movie Hotel Chevalier in 2007 where she lets everything show. It will catch you off guard if you’re not expecting to see her sensuous body completely naked!
4. Heather Matarazzo
Heather Matarazzo is mostly known for playing character roles and she’s an amazing actress. Anyone who has seen her in movies like Sisters or Bridesmaids would never have a clue that she has a naked movie scene.
She does though. Check her out in the movie Hostel: Part II from 2007. She plays a murder victim that gets strung up, completely nude and upside-down before she gets brutally sliced open and murdered. It’s a shocking scene!
3. Molly Ringwald
I know what you’re thinking. It couldn’t be! Could Molly Ringwald, the teen super star of the 80s actually be naked in a movie? If you’re like most people, you remember her most from movies like Sixteen Candles and Breakfast Club where she plays the innocent, cherub-faced teenager.
She’s anything but innocent in the 1995 movie Malicious. She has a very sexy love scene where her body is nude from the waist up. If you weren’t expecting it, this scene would be a total shock to you. Even if you’re expecting it, the scene will still take your breath away!
This next actress shocked everyone when she got naked so late in her career.
2. Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates has been in a lot of movies. She’s an actress that has earned many fans without ever shedding an article of clothing. She’s just that talented.
So when she did a nude scene, it totally blew everyone’s minds! In this comedy about two older adults, About Schmidt, no one was expecting to see any nudity. Then the hot tub scene comes up and there’s Kathy Bates in all her natural glory! Kathy Bates is one brave woman to be doing a nude scene so late in her career, but it didn’t seem to hurt future job prospects at all.
There’s one last actress that got naked that will completely frazzle your brain matter – go to the last slide!
Yes, the same Julie Andrews that played the starring role of the nanny in Mary Poppins and in The Sound of Music, has a movie with a nude scene. How’s that for mind melting?
The 1981 movie S.O.B. was directed by Julie Andrews’ husband and it features a scene where she is on a stage in a red dress with her breasts completely exposed. And you know, even though this scene was later in her career, Julie Andrews has an awesome rack. It’s a shame she didn’t do other movies with nude scenes!
Did we miss any actresses that shocked you when they got naked for the big screen? If we did, make sure and leave us a comment so we can check them out!