60 Famous People You Didn't Know Bared It All

By Sophia Maddox | December 11, 2023

Jamie Lee Curtis

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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(Paramount Pictures)

The captivating Jamie Lee Curtis was known for her roles in horror films such as Halloween and The Fog, but it was her captivating performance in Trading Places that showcased a different side of her acting range. In one particularly memorable scene, Curtis bares it all, displaying a stunning figure that left audiences in awe. However, in a recent interview, the actress admitted that she wouldn't do such a scene again, citing that she's grown older and wiser since then:

I was 21 years old and the part required Ophelia to take off her dress. Did I like doing it? No. Did I feel embarrassed that I was doing it? Yes. Did I look OK? Yeah. Did I know what I was doing? Yeah. Did I like it? No. Was I doing it because it was the job? Yes.

 Nevertheless, her bold and daring performance in the film will always be remembered as a defining moment in her career.

Kate Beckinsale

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Kate Beckinsale's performance in Underworld: Evolution was nothing short of electrifying. In the film, Beckinsale reprises her role as the vampire Selene, exuding confidence and appeal in her trademark latex suit. One of the most memorable scenes in the entire movie features Beckinsale and her co-star Scott Speedman in a steamy and intense love scene. Beckinsale's chemistry with Speedman was palpable - which is a liiiittle awkward, since the director of said scene was her then-husband, Len Wiseman. When asked about the feelings behind the scene, Beckinsale had this to say:

"We sort of put it off a bit, because Scott [Speedman]--who has become quite a family friend--I think it's sort of easier to do something like that with somebody you haven't had Fourth of July barbecues with... So we kept finding we were postponing it to the following week. Actually, when we came down to do it, Len and I were all right, and Scott was just tortured. I think it was worse, much worse for him."

Regardless of any awkward family barbecues, the scene remains a fan favorite moment in the Underworld franchise.