9 Actresses Who Are Only Remembered For A Single Nude Scene

9. Room 237 - Lia Beldam - The Shining

The Shining isn't a particularly erotic movie; for one thing, its female lead is Shelley Duvall (no thanks), and then there's that really weird scene in which a man wearing a bear mask can be glimpsed giving another man oral sex (trust us: don't ask). There is one scene - thank God - that some would considered rather erotic, however, and it sees Jack Nicholson's crazed protagonist, Jack Torrance, stepping inside the elusive "Room 237" to find a beautiful naked woman soaking it up in the bathtub. As she offers herself over to Jack, though, she is suddenly transformed into a rotten old granny - a sure-fire way kill any feelings of arousal that were starring inside you. This is an iconic scene, though, and the actress who played the beautiful woman - model Lia Beldam - isn't known for doing anything much else as far as the movies are concerned, but was immortalised in this terrifying bait-and-switch styled moment.

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.