Many actresses appear nude in movies, often seem to welcome the opportunity. But some will not under any circumstances. It may be for any number of reasons. Here are some of Hollywood's leading actresses who have made it clear that they will not appear nude.
Uma Thurman. Thurman said her nude appearance at 18 in Dangerous Liaisons (1988) convinced her that she would not repeat the experience. Although she felt the nudity was appropriate for the film, the result on screen disappointed her, seeming out of character.
Rachel Bilson. The American actress who has starred in "The O.C." told Playboy magazine that she didn't think actresses needed to do nude scenes and that they were avoidable, and that's what she will do...avoid them. Wikipedia reports she has appeared in Stuff and GQ in her underwear, but has turned down requests for more, saying her body "is sacred" and "not there for the whole world to see."
Reese Witherspoon. Witherspoon rejects going nude to promote a film. It just objectifies the actress told the British Glamour magazine. She feels actresses objectify themselves by appearing nude, saying she's flabbergasted by how many legitimate actresses do it, and adds that she's a role model for her two children by ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and that's another reason.
Kate Beckinsale. British Kate says she will never do a movie nude scene, considering the hassle she got when her TV star mother, Judy Loe, appeared nude on TV. The actress whose movie credits include Pearl Harbor says she doesn't want her own young daughter, Lily, to be as humiliated as she was.
Shakira. The Columbian pop star withdrew from the movie adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the Time of Cholera," rather than do a nude scene. Shakira said her parents wouldn't like it. "So I said thank you, but no thank you," according to TV Shark.com.
Lindsay Lohan. The teen star told Access Hollywood nude scenes are out. "You will never see me in a nude scene," she declared. Speaking at about the time of the release of her 2005 movie, Herbie Fully Loaded, Lohan made it clear she wanted to be a serious actress with an Academy Award as her goal.
Sarah Jessica Parker. The star of Sex and the City said she will not bare it all for a movie. No amount of money will buy her cooperation on that point, she added, and her contract specifies that body doubles are equally unacceptable. "I'm a modest person," she said.
Julia Roberts. "Pretty Woman" Roberts told E! Top Ten that she would never again appear in a nude scene. It's not something she feels comfortable with. In Pretty Woman, a body double was used for her nude scenes.
Keira Knightley. The British female lead of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy said she will no longer do nude scenes. Knightley said she doesn't mind nudity, but feels fans will tire of it.
Jessica Alba. Her strong Catholic faith has led Jessica Alba to say that she will not do nude scenes on screen. The star of Sin City says "I can act sexy and I can wear sexy clothes but I can't go naked."
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