After recent onstage nudity by Anna Friel
in Breakfast at Tiffany's I decided to take a closer look at some other famous celebs who appeared naked in various plays on stage.
Probably one of the most famous plays, where famous actresses bare all on a regular basis, is The Graduate. The play was written by Terry Johnson and was adapted from the original novel by Charles Webb. Anne Bancroft
played Mrs. Robinson, a middle age woman who seduces much younger Dustin Hoffman, in the movie. While Anne used a body double for her nude scene in the movie , actresses who took on the role of Mrs. Robinson in the play didn't really have any other option than strip naked.Linda Gray
, Kathleen Turner
, Jerry Hall
, Amanda Donohoe
, Morgan Fairchild
, Anne Archer
and Lorraine Bracco
are among the actresses who stripped naked in The Graduate.
Before you saw Anna Paquin
topless on True Blood last year, a handful of lucky people already saw her topless in 2001 in the Glory of Living, play directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. Marisa Tomei
, who was Philip Seymour Hoffman's co-star in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, showed her boobs for the first time in 1996 in the play Dark Rapture. It took Marisa almost ten years to get the courage and strip naked on the big screen in Factotum, then Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and most recently in The Wrestler.Anna Camp
, Anna Paquin's co-star from True Blood, stripped naked alongside Harry Potter star Daniel Radclife in the Broadway revival of Equus and British actress Joanna Christie
was naked alongside Daniel when the play was showing in the Gielgud Theatre in London.Jennifer Tilly
appeared topless in several movies during her career, but never went full frontal . Those that saw her in the 2001 Broadway revival of the play The Women also know how she looks fully naked.Michelle Williams
, also appeared topless in several movies so far. She also didn't have any problems stripping down for a full-frontal nude scene in Killer Joe, an off-Broadway play in 1999. But it was very hard to see Michelle naked, since the scene lasted for about two minutes and it was lit by a single candle on stage. Fairuza Balk
was stripping down in the same scene before Michelle Williams replaced her in that role.Nicole Kidman
appeared naked on stage in 1998 in the play The Blue Room. The production was a commercial success and later moved to the Cort Theatre in New York. in 2003 British Actress Tracy Shaw
stripped naked in The Blue Room in the role made famous by Nicole. Supermodel Elle Macpherson
was supposed to have the lead role in an Australian production of The Blue Room, but the show was canceled because of slow ticket sales.Kelly Brook
stripped topless in the role of the exotic dancer Anya in the play Eye Contact at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.
Actress and singer Melissa Errico appeared completely naked onstage in Sunday In The Park With George in 2002. Heather Tom
, a two-time Emmy Award winning actress, was naked onstage in the role of a stripper in play Happy Hour.Rosamund Pike
, a former Bond girl, who played Miranda Frost in the 2002 film Die Another Day stripped off in the celebrated West End play Hitchcock Blonde in 2003. A couple of years later she said she would never do a nude scene again
. What was the title of that Bond movie? Never Say Never Again I believe. I think I counted three nude scenes in recently added Rosamund nudes from movie Fugitive Pieces.
in 2004 Alicia Witt
was topless in the play The Shape of Things in London. Her breasts were visible as she was in bed and then got up to put on a shirt.
Alicia also had a role in Terry Johnson's play Piano/Forte. She stayed clothed throughout the play, but her co-star Kelly Reilly
appeared topless .
According to several reviews Mary-Louise Parker
was nude on Broadway this year in Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler.
In 2002 Rosie Perez
made her Broadway debut in Terrence McNally's play Frankie and Johnny. The play starts with Rosie and her male co-star making love naked on a bed.
At the end I will also mention The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogany. Supposedly, a play from the early 80's starring Kirstie Alley
and Jessica Walter. There are only a few, but very explicit, pictures floating around from the play showing Kirstie and Jessica in very graphic sexual poses. Photos from the play were published in Celebrity Sleuth
and Oui magazine.