Doing The Most And They Know It: Celebs Who Regret Showing Too Much Skin

May 24, 2013  |  
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Celebrities lead rich and happy lives — at least most of them do — but that doesn’t mean they live without regret. In fact, there are several celebrities who made the decision to bare themselves in some way or another, either nude or partially nude, for the dollar dollar bills, but realized a little too late that money isn’t the cure for everything, and maybe they should have kept their privates private.

Kim Kardashian

Ironically enough, Kim Kardashian’s rise to fame began with the leakage of her sex tape that she made with Ray J, which is one thing that she says she regrets ever doing, especially after all of the humiliation that she faced. But, it doesn’t seem like Kim learned her lesson. Years later she posed nude on the cover of W magazine. Kim claims that she was told false promises, but whatever the real case may be, she has admitted to regretting the photoshoot and doesn’t plan to take her clothes off publicly ever again.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman hasn’t bared it all in a movie that has hit the big screen, but she did have a nude scene in the short film entitled Hotel Chevalier. If you ask anyone about the film, they’ll probably mention that Natalie has a nude scene, which is the biggest “wow” moment of the film. After the scene, Natalie admitted that she shouldn’t have done it and she since hasn’t shown much skin, with the exception of playing a stripper in the movie Closer.

Taylor Lautner

The Twilight movie series is what really launched Taylor Lautner’s career as an actor. However, what Taylor is really known for is for being a teenage heart throb. In each of the movies, Taylor has plenty of shirtless scenes that display his amazingly chiseled body. Crazily enough, he’s said that if he had the choice, he’d never have his shirt off in another movie.

Kelly Brook

Back before she was an actress, Kelly Brook dabbled in modeling. At the age of 16, she posed topless and has since had various topless shoots and movie scenes. While she admits to being plenty comfortable being unclothed in front of the camera, she does regret getting unclothed in a magazine at such a young age. Of course, Kelly confessed to have done the shots for money.

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet’s most notable role in an award winning movie is of course playing the part of Rose in the movie Titanic. During the movie, there’s a scene where she strips down and Leonardo DiCaprio paints her unclothed. After the movie was released, Kate said “I wish I hadn’t shown so much flesh but I was young and I knew I had things to prove.” In the end, though she has claimed she regrets her past nude scenes, she has continued to accept nude roles in movies, including one in the movie, The Reader.

Helen Mirren

When Helen Mirren first hit the Hollywood scene as an actress, she was able to get her name (and her body) out there by agreeing to nude scenes. However, she has been quoted as saying “I did those scenes because I didn’t want to be uptight. Now I have got stuck in a way with a reputation for doing nude scenes.”

Jessica Brown Findlay

Jessica Brown Findlay is probably best known for her role as Lady Sybil in the show Downton Abbey. But, after her role in the movie Albatross, which features a topless scene, Jessica has surely caught the eyes and attention of movie. When speaking about the movie and her nude scene she said “To be honest, Albatross was naivete and not knowing that I could say no. I had no idea what was going to happen and thought I was going to be shot from behind. It’s not something I would do again.”

Pamela Anderson

When first thinking about or hearing the name Pamela Anderson, you probably think of blonde hair and plenty of nudity. Not only has Pamela Anderson gotten unclothed for magazines, she’s also shown it all after releasing a sex tape with her then husband Tommy Lee. Though it seemed fun at the time, now that Pamela has children, she regrets her decision. “My children are made fun of because I have posed unclothed,” she once said.

Eva Green

Eva Green, who is well-known for her role in the movie Casino Royale, has decided that being unclothed on the big screen once is good enough for her. After appearing unclothed in the movie The Dreamers, Eva quickly shot down the idea of showing too much skin in Casino Royale. When talking about her role in the James Bond movie she said, “I’ve been nude in a film before and found it very troubling, so I was quite glad not to be in this film. … In the shower scene, they wanted me to strip down to my panties. We had a good fight about that.”

Keith Urban

Back in 2001, Keith Urban decided it was a good year to show off his body on the cover of Playgirl. Despite the fact that the cover got him plenty of looks and attention, looking back on things, he says that he regrets ever doing it. During an interview on The Tonight Show, and simply said “What the hell was I thinking?” Clearly he wanted to share what was under those clothes!

Jessica Biel

Before Jessica Biel was a noted actress and Justin Timberlake’s wife, she decided to try to get her name known by posing on the cover of Gear magazine. At the time, she was only 17 and despite the fact that these photos launched her career and have definitely followed her throughout the years, she says it is one of her biggest regrets. During an Entertainment Weekly interview she said “That photoshoot was just a really bad decision on my part and I got myself involved with people who weren’t thinking about me and were instead thinking about what kind of a story they could get out of it.”

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary Louise Parker, one of the lead actresses in the show Weeds, has had her share of notable movie and television roles. However, it came as a huge surprise when she appeared in a bathtub scene for the shows Season Four finale. According to her, she didn’t want to be unclothed and really regrets her decision, despite the fact that she admitted that being unclothed adds more drama into the mix. She was quoted saying “I didn’t think I needed to be unclothed, and I fought with the director about it, and now I’m bitter. I knew it was going to be on the Internet.”

Kate Moss

Kate Moss became well-known as the skinny model; some even called her a heroin addict. When she was just a teenager, Kate posed in various magazines and photoshoots, sometimes semi-nude, sometimes fully. She has said that “I see a 16-year-old now, and to ask her to take her clothes off would feel really weird. But they were like, ‘If you don’t do it, then we’re not going to book you again.’ So I’d lock myself in the toilet and cry and then come out and do it.” She’s also admitted that in the past, during nude or sexual photoshoots, she’d have emotional and mental breakdowns.

Gordon Ramsay

Though he’s not known for being an actor or a musician, Gordon Ramsay is famous in his own way: for being a recognized chef that is as bold and blunt as they come. If anyone isn’t afraid to speak their mind, it’s Gordon Ramsay. During the Fox series Hotel Hell, Gordon Ramsay improves struggling hotels in the U.S. Somehow or another Gordon Ramsay was recorded in the shower. Of course, he doesn’t seem distraught over the shower scenes but he has said that he regrets them, for his viewers’ sake.

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