9 Actresses Who Are Only Remembered For A Single Nude Scene

One-hit wonders. The naked kind.

What do Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and Halle Berry all have in common? Essentially, they're all female Hollywood A-listers who are able to bare all to the camera whenever they please without it going on to "define" their careers. A lot of other actresses haven't been quite so lucky in this regard, though. Sometimes a nude scene is rendered so iconic that it's impossible for anybody to look at an actress without recalling it, or the scene in question is the first thing that springs to mind whenever anybody utters their name. In some cases, these actresses have gone on to do other work which has allowed them to break free from the legacy of a famous nude scene, but in a lot of cases it's proven impossible to escape... Here, then, are 9 actresses who - for good or for worse - are remembered today mostly for their participation in a single nude scene, whilst the rest of their work (if there is any at all) remains overshadowed by these iconic and candid exposures of flesh...


Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.