Bodies of Work: 47 Unforgettable Nude Scenes

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KATE WINSLET – in almost anything — Titanic (1997), Iris (2001), Little Children (2006)...

This lovely leading lady is no stranger to dropping trou (and blou) — in the name of art, of course. There were the sensual shots in Iris, all the sex in Little Children, and how could we forget the infamous naked drawing scene in Titanic? But, you really can't blame her for the latter — in 1997, just about any girl would have disrobed for Leonardo DiCaprio.

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DANIEL CRAIG - in Casino Royale (2006)

Nudity, for many of us, can be a painful ordeal (the reason How to Look Good Naked is necessary). But usually we aren't being stripped by a scurrilous Eurotrash banker and forced to endure a ball beating like the one James Bond suffered at the hands of Le Chiffre in Casino Royale. (Those hoping to see his bits and bobs were sorely disappointed.)

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In Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)

Usually the thought of a naked, buff Ryan Gosling does not inspire laughter, but couple that vision with an extremely uncomfortable Steve Carell and you've got one funny scene. But Carell reportedly said the scene, in which Gosling's confident ladies' man bares himself before Carell's sad-sack soon-to-be divorcé in a locker room, wasn't that hard to do: ''Was it awkward? No, actually I kind of enjoyed it. He's a very handsome guy, you know, there's no disputing that. And I am not ashamed to say that I find him very attractive.'' You're not alone, Steve.

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KRISTEN STEWART - In On the Road (2012)
Nudity was just part of the gig for Stewart when she signed on for the film version of Jack Kerouac's seminal book, in which she portrays the free-spirited Marylou. ''I love pushing. I love scaring myself,'' Stewart, seen here sitting naked between costars Sam Riley and Garret Hedlund, told People. Scared is not what comes across in her performance, says EW's Owen Gleiberman. Stewart ''acts this scene very well — for once, she looks more ebullient than cool.''

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- In True Blood (2013)
(SPOILER ALERT! Includes season 6 finale details)

Of course Eric Northman (Skarsgard) was sunbathing au naturel on one of the snow-capped mountains of his native Sweden. It spoke to his confidence that he'd overcome his vampy vulnerability to the sun. Eric's, ahem, cockiness was our gain when the cure lifted and he stood to reveal his enviable physique in all its glory. Alas, the heat was coming from without and within as Eric brought new, literal meaning to the term ''smokin' hot.''

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