The 12 Best Topless Scenes In Movie History

The 12 Best Topless Scenes In Movie History
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There are plenty of actresses who have no problem taking off their tops for the sake of a movie role, and their choices can end up either hurting or helping their careers.

With the internet, many of these scenes are now immortalized, but with topless and nude scenes a-dime-a-dozen, there are few that stand out and stand the test of time. Here are our picks for the best 12 topless scenes on film…

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12. Kate Hudson in Titanic

The actress famously went topless as Rose DeWitt Bukater and posed nude for Leonardo DiCaprio, who drew a picture of her during some down time in the three hour film before the ship itself went down.

Fun Fact: the hand shown sketching Winslet is actually that of director James Cameron and not Leo.

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11. Demi Moore in Striptease

News that Demi Moore, fresh off breast implant surgery, would go topless in a movie about a stripper fighting a child custody battle was all the promotion the film needed. It featured several scenes with her dancing at the strip club in a bikini, and only actually taking it off later in the film for a few moments.

Fun Fact: Moore once posed for the March 1981 issue of the Spanish edition of Penthouse magazine. She went by the name Vivianne Pollentier for the fully nude shoot.

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10. Katie Holmes in The Gift

Katie showed off her perfect pair in 2000′s “The Gift” in a scene where her promiscuous character is about to be murdered by **SPOILER ALERT** her fiancee, the school principal (Greg Kinnear). Her decision to go topless in the film was to help break her from the “good girl” image she had from starring on “Dawson’s Creek”.

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9. Salma Hayek in Frida

Salma Hayek produced and starred in the biopic of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in 2002′s “Frida”, which called for the actress to go topless in several sex scenes (including both men and women), and fortunately it was Hayek baring her breasts and not someone who closer resembled the homely Kahlo. Salma still had the unibrow though.

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8. Angelina Jolie in Gia

Angie’s first major role came in the HBO drama Gia, a biopic of tragic supermodel Gia Carangi, whose drug addiction led her to sharing a dirty heroin needle and contracting AIDS despite getting clean and sober. But enough with the downers. The star-making role for Jolie saw the actress topless and nude several times, including one steamy scene where she gets it on with girlfriend Linda (the equally hot and topless Elizabeth Mitchell). Angelina also appeared topless in the love scenes opposite Antonio Banderas in “Original Sin.

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7. Shannon Elizabeth in American Pie

Shannon Elizabeth became a household name after starring as foreign exchange student Nadia in the coming-of-age comedy. Her role was entirely based on being the topless hottie who gets spied on by protagonist Jim (Jason Biggs) and his pals via webcam. Nadia takes things to another level and the boys get more than they bargained for out of their spy video.

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6. Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Any red-blooded male who grew up in the 80s and saw “Fast Times” will tell you that Phoebe Cates seductively unbuttoning the front of her swimsuit and pulling it open in super slo-mo is the greatest. topless. scene. EVER.

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5. Jessica Biel in Powder Blue

Jessica Biel wanted to get rid of her good girl image so she signed on to play a stripper in the ill-fated 2009 film Powder Blue.

News leaked that biel would be going topless in the film and screenshots from her stripping scene set the internet ablaze. The movie was ultimately sent straight-to-DVD instead of being given a wide theatrical release, thanks in part to everyone getting to see the goods without having to pay the nine bucks to get in to a movie theater.

In the film, Biel bares her bosoms after writhing around the stage at the strip club and pours the hot wax from several small candles all over her back and chest.

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4. Eva Green in The Dreamers

Bond girl Eva Green not only goes topless in Bernardo Bertolucci’s erotic drama, but she goes full-frontal and is involved in several of the film’s NC-17-rated explicit sex scenes. The French actress plays the incestuous love interest of her brother and a new American friend in the film, which takes place during the student riots of Paris in 1968.

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3. Carla Gugino in Sin City

Director Robert Rodriguezdark comic book adaptation features several top-billed stars like Jessica Alba, Britney Murphy and Rosario Dawson; but it’s Gugino who ends up shedding her top, revealing her breasts while walking around in a black thong, showing off her equally impressive other asset.

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2. Heather Graham in Boogie Nights

Graham had been acting for a while before becoming a household name for her critically acclaimed role as “Rollergirl” in the 1997 film, which chronicle the adult film industry. Naturally a movie based on sex would include lots of nudity, and Heather is no exception. The star willingly stripped off and went full-frontal for the role as the mobile porn star.

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2. Halle Berry in Swordfish

Berry’s long-awaited first topless scene came in crime thriller “Swordfish”, in a shot of glory that millions of fans waited for. The actress is seen sunbathing topless and reading a book, which blocks her breasts from view.

She then moves the book for a short conversation, exposing herself on celluloid for the first time. The scene was a bit of a letdown and the skin flash was overshadowed by Halley looking drop-dead sexy changing out of a skirt and prancing around in her lingerie.

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1. Denise Richards in Wild Things

The erotic 1998 thriller “Wild Things” featured a couple of scenes where star Denise Richards sheds her top, including one during a steamy scene in a pool with co-star Neve Campbell and another during a threesome with Campbell and Matt Dillon. Campbell manages to avoid showing any of her modesty on screen, only letting the camera capture her bare back while making out with Richards, whose cosmetically enhanced breasts are more the focal point of the scene than the occurring action.

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