Natalie Portman, Jennifer Garner lead A-list ladies who refuse to go nude on screen

Hollywood's elite often make news for choosing to bare it all on screen, but many of the world's biggest actresses actually advocate being more hidden on screen.

Some people cite personal reasons, while others worry that their families might catch a glimpse of something explicit. We take a look at some of the A-list women who don't go nude.

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Natalie Portman says she won't take her clothes off on screen because she doesn't want her children to ever find explicit images of herself online. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

During a recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Natalie Portman revealed the one thing she would never do for a role.

“Show me my boobs,” the “May December” actress said with a laugh. “Is that really rude?”

“I always don't want my kids to see my pictures online,” she says of her reasons for hiding.

Portman did a nude scene in Wes Anderson's 2007 short film Hotel Chevalier, but she's been candid about why she's not entirely happy with the decision.

“The problem is that people talk about it more than short films, which I may have brought on myself by talking about nudity so much. It's making me think maybe I shouldn't have done it,'' she told the Guardian. “I don't regret the actual movie, but I'm really disappointed because I thought it was a great movie and I'm really happy with it. Wes put a lot of time and energy into planning the shots and writing the script.” It was very minimal, very accurate, and by the end, literally half the articles and reviews about it were about nudity.”

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Jennifer Garner smiles on the carpet in a red sleeveless dress

Jennifer Garner said years ago that she had no interest in appearing nude in front of the camera. (Axel/Bauer Griffin/Film Magic/Getty Images)

“Family Switch” star Jennifer Garner, also known as America's Sweetheart, has no interest in being nude. In 2009, when she was doing a press interview with her Invention of Lies co-star Ricky Gervais, she asserted that Garner had no interest in being nude. She's “not going to take it all off!” Garner told MTV News.

“Okay, then we're even,” Gervais told her. “It's exactly the same thing, 'No way! No way!'”

“Zero percent,” Garner added. “No, thank you. The world deserves better. I'm not interested.”

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Wearing a sleeveless black dress and a large black bow in her hair, Sarah Jessica Parker flashes a soft smile in New York City.

Sarah Jessica Parker famously had a no-nudity clause in her “Sex and the City” contract. (Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

Sarah Jessica Parker has played the iconic Carrie Bradshaw in two TV shows and a movie over the decades, but she always made it clear she had no interest in nude for her role. . She even had a nudity clause in her contract.

In a recent interview on “The Howard Stern Show,” Parker explained that when he first accepted the role on “Sex and the City,” he had one condition.

“The only thing I said was [creator Darren Star] “My concern was that I didn't feel comfortable doing nudity, and if it wasn't in the pilot, it might become part of the series,” she said. told Stern. Then I won't do it, I don't care. No nudity please. ” He said, “There are other actors going to be in it, and I think if they wanted to do it they would do it, but they don't have to.''

“I think I was just shy,” she said of her decision to continue covering. “I think I never felt comfortable putting myself out there in that way. I never had any criticism of anyone else doing it. It's not moral. I did, and if someone else felt comfortable doing that, I admired them. But I'm just doing it.”

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Jessica Alba in a strapless dress with a sharp upward angle across the neck

Jessica Alba says she doesn't want her grandparents to see her boobs on camera. (Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images)

In 2014, Jessica Alba gave a clear reason why she didn't want to be nude in movies. “I don't want my grandparents to see my breasts. That's all. That would be weird at Christmas. And, I mean, actually, if you look at the movies I've done, being naked makes the picture look… Never “enhance”. '' she told Glamor magazine.

Years ago, she reportedly told Elle magazine that anxiety contributed to her decision not to take off her clothes. “I don't do nudity. I just don't do it,” she told the outlet. “Maybe that's why I'm a bad actress. Maybe I won't be accepted for some projects. But I'm too insecure.”

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Jessica Simpson smiles in a shimmering nude bodysuit

Before marrying her husband, Jessica Simpson said she was saving her nudes for her future spouse. (amie McCarthy/Footwear News via Getty Images)


After Jessica Simpson split from husband Nick Lachey, she joked that the only time she would feel comfortable appearing nude was in front of her future spouse. When she spoke to Allure magazine in 2010, she said Simpson “I would never be nude.”

“I don't care how dark and intelligent the role is, you know? I don't care if I win an Oscar for this role, I'm going to do it. No. Those compliments don't mean anything to me… ..I don't think people deserve to see what's under my clothes. That's only for my next husband – hahaha! ”



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