In honor of National Nude Day, we thought it appropriate to pay tribute to those brave actresses in Hollywood who aren’t afraid to bare it all on the big screen. Unlike Jessica Alba, Scarlett Johansson and other stubbornly chaste gals who refuse to expose themselves on camera, the members of Hollywood.com’s All-Nude Team enthusiastically embrace nudity — and we couldn’t be more grateful to them for it.
Jolie has recently garnered headlines for her tireless charity work, a trend which has sadly overshadowed her stunning physical beauty. Thankfully, we have movies like Wanted and Beowulf to remind us.
Cruz might strike some as one of the more surprising members of the All-Nude Team, as she appears decidedly clothed in recent U.S. releases like Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Volver. But head over to the foreign section of the video store, and you’ll discover a host of titles featuring a more liberated Cruz.
Graham’s disdain for clothes first became evident to movie audiences with her unforgettable performance as Rollergirl in 1997’s Boogie Nights. She recently credited her impressive stripper moves in The Hangover to a “female empowerment class” she took — a fine testament to the many benefits of continuing education.
Number of movies in which she’s appeared nude: 17(!)
Most recently seen naked in: L’ Uomo che ama
Like Cruz, this sultry Italian saves most of her nude scenes for the foreign-film aisle. Despite her truly astounding resume — or perhaps because of it — Mel Gibson chose Bellucci to play Mary Magdalen in 2004’s The Passion of the Christ.
Sevigny got an early start in the nudity business, baring it all for a shocking date-rape scene in Larry Clark’s 1995 film Kids. Lately, she’s established herself as the Kim Cattrall of HBO’s Big Love — that is, the only female castmember willing to go topless on the show. Bravo, Chloe.
Late-bloomer Tomei earned an Oscar nomination for her turn as a single mom doing time as a stripper in The Wrestler, and for good reason: At 44, she rocked a body that most women half her age would kill for. Oh, and her performance was quite compelling as well.
Fiery redhead Moore has demonstrated on ample occasions that her cuffs and collar do indeed match (ah, Boogie Nights). She’s also earned four Academy Award nominations, which should strike no one as a coincidence.
One of several Europeans on our list, Cotillard is best-known to Americans as the Oscar-winning star of La Vie en Rose, which the French native parlayed into a starring role opposite known Francophile Johnny Depp in Michael Mann’s Dillinger biopic.
Aside from the few times in which Cynthia Nixon went topless, it was Kim Cattrall who provided HBO’s Sex and the City with the bulk of its sex. Cattrall is so fond of the subject, in fact, that she produced a documentary devoted to it: 2005’s Kim Cattrall: Sexual Intelligence.
Number of movies in which she’s appeared nude: 7
Most recently seen naked in: Downloading Nancy
A bit of a late-bloomer, ER veteran Bello was well into her thirties before her film career really hit stride. She celebrated her newfound success by immediately disrobing, baring all in films like Auto Focus and The Cooler. Her sex scene in David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence ranks perhaps the most uncomfortable of all time.
Oscar winner Winslet’s enthusiasm for nude scenes is so well-established that she might as well serve as the MVP of the All-Nude Team. Sadly, she recently declared that she intends to abandon on-screen nudity for good. Let’s just hope that’s another example of her dry British wit.