60 Famous People You Didn't Know Bared It All

By Sophia Maddox | October 30, 2023

Diane Lane

In the golden age of Hollywood, actresses were often celebrated for their demure and ladylike personas, carefully crafted to appeal to a mass audience. However, as time went on and societal norms began to shift, more and more actresses began to push boundaries and bare it all on screen, challenging traditional notions of femininity and sexuality. From Marlene Dietrich's provocative performances in the 1930s to the bold and fearless portrayals of modern-day stars like Elizabeth Berkley and Jennifer Connelly, these women have fearlessly used their bodies to tell stories, challenge norms, and break barriers.

In this article, we will take a closer look at the actresses who have dared to bare it all on screen. From Golden Age stars like Brigitte Bardot and Jayne Mansfield to modern-day icons like Cate Blanchett and Halle Berry, these women have used their bodies as a powerful tool to convey raw emotion, expose societal taboos, and push the boundaries of what is acceptable on screen. So if you're ready to delve deeper into the world of fearless and boundary-breaking actresses, read on and discover the stories behind some of the most iconic scenes in film history.

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Diane Lane, a celebrated actress, has proven that one can bear it all without fear of losing credibility. Lane has fearlessly taken on challenging roles and isn't shy about showing off her body onscreen. From her role in The Cotton Club to The Big Town, Knight Moves, Chaplin, and her Academy Award-nominated performance in Unfaithful, Lane bares it all to bring her complex and layered characters to life. Her performances showcase her dedication and her ability to bring depth to her characters, proving her versatility as an actress. Through her genuinely fascinating roles, Lane has become a well-respected artist in the film industry.

However, there are some roles where Lane won't strip down for. While speaking about her role in Judge Dredd in 2015, she noted a very good reason for not wanting to take her clothes off onscreen:

I had this phobia that they were going to get my ass onscreen at the same time as Sylvester Stallone’s ass. I’m like Judge Bone, and he’s got these cinder blocks for glutes. I cannot be on-camera the same time as him.

Linnea Quigley

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Linnea Quigley may not be a household name, but for horror enthusiasts of the 1980s, she's a cherished scream queen. Known for her performances in horror cult classics such as Return of the Living Dead, Quigley's role as Trash, the seductive burlesque dancer who finds herself in a zombie apocalypse, remains iconic to this day. Though not a critically acclaimed actress, Quigley's contribution to the horror genre and her fearless performances have endeared her to a generation of horror fans who appreciate her willingness to put it all out there onscreen.

Quigley told PopOptiq:

With the naked stuff, I came from a family where my dad was a doctor, so it wasn’t like the body was something to hide or anything, but being shy, I would just treat it by tuning everyone out and doing what I need to and just think of my lines and try not to make it a big deal, because the more you try to hide it the more people are going to look.