15 actresses who made their debut on the screen in memorable scenes of nudityPictolic
Becoming an actress in Hollywood is not easy. Girls want to be taken seriously for their talent, but this city lives in images and external gloss. So actresses have to put up with it. This means that when a young talent is given a chance to appear on the big screen, they are ready to do anything to attract the attention of the viewer. When an erotic scene or a nude scene is required for a role, the actress will have to undress if she wants to become famous. For some, this becomes a trap, and later they are taken only for "sex roles". But someone manages to rise higher and achieve truly incredible fame.
Over the years, Hollywood has given us a lot of actresses who broke through just thanks to a movie in which they had to undress. Some of these pictures failed, others turned out to be very good. Some actresses make their way further, while others have been marking time for years.
So, 15 actresses who made their debut on the screen in the nude, but at the same time managed to build a good and quite serious career.
Jamie Pressley said that she was not sure that she would make a good actress when she starred in her first film in 1997, "Poison Ivy: the New Seduction". That's why she didn't even think about giving up erotic scenes. But Pressley has nothing to be shy about. In the role of the temptress, she shone on the screen from the first frame to the last.
For a while, Pressley was stuck in the role of a "sexy blonde", but in 2007 she impressed critics and viewers with the comedic role of Joy in the TV series "My name is Earl", which earned her an Emmy . Now she is starring in a CBS sitcom called "Mommy". And although she is not so popular today, her debut role showed that this girl with amazing comic data and no less amazing body has a place in Hollywood.
It's a pity that Julie Warner never reached the heights in Hollywood that she conquered at the very beginning of her career, when she brilliantly combined talent, a great sense of humor and an amazing body. This is exactly how the audience saw her in the debut scene in the 1991 film "Doctor Hollywood", when the hero of Michael J. Fox, stuck in a small town, goes to the lake to clear his brains and meets her there.
Australian actress Portia De Rossi is well known for her roles in such television series as "Ally McBeal", "Slow Development" and "Scandal", as well as the fact that she is married to TV presenter Ellen Degeneres. Her debut film was "Sirens" in 1994, which attracted the attention of viewers for two reasons: firstly, it was one of the first major films for Hugh Grant, and secondly, the model Elle MacPherson made her debut there.
Although the center of attention, thanks to her luxurious body, was Elle, Portia De Rossi also played well one of the two models (the second is McPherson) of the infamous artist, who then seduced the preacher's wife. De Rossi is not ashamed to appear naked on the screen, and she looks, I must say,very good.
Long before entering into a relationship with Hugh Grant and filming in "Austin Powers", former model Elizabeth Hurley made her debut in the 1987 English film called "Aria" — a wild anthology with a share of history and fiction. Elizabeth Hurley appears there for five minutes as a mistress.
The film is, to put it mildly, strange, rather pretentious and mostly boring, but the blonde Hurley slightly enlivened it with her naked body. Probably, this is the only reason why it is worth watching "Aria". Agree, a good debut for an actress who eventually plays the Queen of England in the TV series "Members of the Royal Family".
The 1990 French film "1001 nights" would have been completely inconspicuous, if not for one thing: the future Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones made her debut in it. She played the iconic role of Scheherazade, who saved her life by telling fairy tales. The young Zeta-Jones was just amazing, especially in the scene when she appears topless in the boat. It took a long time before she became famous with her role in the film" The Mask of Zorro", but she broke into the world of the elite of show business and remains there to this day.
The living embodiment of the concept of "sexuality", the Spanish star Penelope Cruz has long attracted attention with roles in various films in which you can see her amazing body — from" Vanilla Sky "to" Nine " and many others. In her first film "Ham, Ham", she showed her talent in all its glory.
In just a couple of years, Jessica Chastain has starred in a bunch of films — from such hits as "Interstellar" to "The Maid" and "Zero Visibility 30". From the very beginning, Chastain was a fantastic actress, and her debut role in the 2008 film "Jolene" demonstrated this well.
She played an orphan who wanders around America, getting into one unpleasant situation, then another, but does everything to survive. Chastain got into the role well, including starring in several nude scenes. The scenes turned out to be amazing not only because of her beautiful body,but also because of her good acting.
Marley Matlin is part of that elite club whose members won an Oscar for their debut role and at the same time appeared naked on the screen. In the film "Children of a Lesser God", she plays a deaf woman who is having an affair with a new teacher (William Hurt).
The two got along well (even met in real life), and Matlin took up her first film with all the passion. She was not shy even in the scenes when her heroine undressed in front of the hero of Hurt, and later in the excellent love scene. After receiving an Oscar, Matlin made a good career in Hollywood.
Emily Blunt broke into the film business with the help of the 2006 film "The Devil Wears Prada", but she first attracted attention in the 2003 mini-series "Henry VIII", playing Catherine Howard and appearing topless in a short but memorable scene. Her first big film - "My Summer of Love" - also did not do without nude scenes.
In 1981, the film "Body Heat" was released, in which Kathleen Turner literally blew up the minds of the audience in the role of a seductress who draws the hero of William Hurt into a dangerous game that eventually led to murder. Turner's luxurious appearance and her husky voice may suggest that she is a seasoned actress, but in fact this was her first film role.
She warmed up the film with her passionate love scene with the hero of Hurt, which clearly helped in its sale. It was a fantastic start for an actress who can combine comedy and drama. She proved that even a late start can lead to a worthwhile career.
For the first time we see Salma Hayek in the movie "Desperate": a slow-motion shot, she runs down the street, her hair fluttering in the wind. The Mexican starlet made her debut in this film by Robert Rodriguez in the role of a bookstore owner who meets the hero Antonio Banderas, and her beauty and husky voice immediately won the audience.
As a result, everything came to a love scene with the hero of Banderas, which in the literal sense of the word could be called burning, and Hayek showed us all her breasts and ass. She immediately became famous, not only as an actress, but also as a producer, proving that she has not only an amazing figure, but also brains.
In 1982, Phoebe Cates made her debut in two films at once, in which she stripped naked. The first was "Paradise", where she played a teenage girl who was left alone in the desert with a young man. Naturally, they soon fell in love with each other and had a good time at the oasis, and Kates appeared there in the nude - first under the water jets, then in a love scene.
The second film was "Rapid Changes at Ridgemont High School". The scene in which Kates gets out of the pool and takes off his top has become one of the iconic nude scenes that teenagers of the 80s could hardly forget. She never became a star of the first magnitude, but her debut still remained in the hearts of many viewers.
When it comes to nude debuts on the screen, few people can compete with Natasha Henstridge. An unknown former model was chosen for a role in the 1995 film" The Individual", in which scientists use DNA sent from space to create a hybrid (the children's version was played by a young Michelle Williams), which grows into an adult female in a few days.
Henstridge perfectly suited the role of "perfect shape", appearing naked in the film more than once. She learns to wear earthly clothes and seduce earthly guys. Of course, her "foreign" essence soon takes over, and she turns into a killer monster, but she still looks super sexy. Although Natasha Henstridge did not become a superstar (despite the amazing movie "Nine Yards"), she made a good career on TV.
Former model of South African origin Charlize Theron owes her success to her debut appearance on the screen, which did not pass without nudity. In 1996, she first appeared on the screen in the film "Two Days in the Valley" - a mixture of black comedy and crime thriller. She demonstrated her talent from the very first minute, including an amazing fight scene with the heroine Teri Hatcher, and showed the audience her magnificent body in a very sexy love scene with the hero of James Spader.
Then Charlize Theron starred in several more films ("Gambling", "Devil's Advocate"), and then won an Oscar for the film "Monster". Yes, Theron has not been naked on the screen lately, but her debut film has clearly become a road to life for her.
Angelina Jolie is clearly no stranger to nude scenes on the screen. Her roles in the films "Hackers" and " Gia " also did not do without nudity. But long before all this, Jolie made her debut in the 1993 film "Cyborg 2". Yes, the authors decided that the film "Cyborg" needs a sequel! In general, the film itself became a cacophony of science fiction and a bad action movie of the 90s. Thank God, the producers allowed Jolie to do her job, thanks to which at least one scene was remembered in the film — in which Angelina undressed.