Oscars: Get Naked = Win

Kate Winslet, 'The Reader' (Best Actress, 2008)

Not too many years ago, if stars did a nude scene in movies or magazines, they were barred from serious feature films. Nowadays baring all can get them a date with Hollywood's Naked Golden Boy.  Let's look back at 24 Oscar-winning performances that involved some degree of nudity.

After five failed nominations, Kate Winslet finally won an Oscar for extensive nude scenes in "The Reader" while she frolicked with a teenager lover.

Click arrow on right side of photo above to see other stars who stripped down for Oscar.

Text – Charles Bright

Kate Winslet, 'The Reader' (Best Actress, 2008)
Julie Christie, 'Darling' (Best Actress, 1965)
Glenda Jackson, 'Women in Love' (Best Actress, 1970)
Jane Fonda, 'Klute' (Best Actress, 1971)
Jack Lemmon, 'Save the Tiger' (Best Actor, 1970)
Lee Grant, 'Shampoo' (Best Supporting Actress, 1975)
Faye Dunaway, 'Network' (Best Actress, 1976)
Jon Voight and Jane Fonda, 'Coming Home' (Best Actor and Actress, 1978)
Maggie Smith, 'California Suite' (Best Supporting Actress, 1978)
Mary Steenburgen, 'Melvin and Howard' (Best Supporting Actress, 1980)
Marlee Matlin, 'Children of a Lesser God' (Best Actress, 1986)
Jodie Foster, 'The Accused' (Best Actress, 1988)
Holly Hunter, 'The Piano' (Best Actress, 1993)
Jessica Lange, 'Blue Sky' (Best Actress, 1994)
Cuba Gooding, Jr., 'Jerry Maguire' (Best Supporting Actor, 1996)
Juliette Binoche, 'The English Patient' (Best Supporting Actress, 1996)
Helen Hunt, 'As Good As It Gets' (Best Actress, 1997)
Gwyneth Paltrow, 'Shakespeare in Love' (Best Actress, 1998)
Kevin Spacey, 'American Beauty' (Best Actor, 1999)
Hilary Swank, 'Boys Dont Cry' (Best Actress, 1999)
Halle Berry, 'Monsters Ball' (Best Actress, 2001)
Chris Cooper, 'Adaptation' (Best Supporting Actor, 2002)
Charlize Theron, 'Monster' (Best Actress, 2003)
Rachel Weisz, 'The Constant Gardener' (Best Supporting Actress, 2005)
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