Uncle Scoopy's Top 20 Nude Scenes of 1997


At the end of every year since 1999, the readers of Uncle Scoopy's Fun House and related sites have chosen their favorite nude scenes from the year that just passed.

This poll marks the second time that the poll has been extended into the past for the years prior to the "live poll" era.

This was the first time that we have ever done the poll in two stages. We originally started with 62 performances (and there could have been many more because 1997 was a spectacular year for nude scenes), but the voting was utterly lopsided. At one point it appeared that Heather Graham would join Katie Holmes (The Gift, 2000) in the exclusive club of getting more votes in an annual poll than everyone else added together. She did finally drop below 50%, but still had more than three times as many votes as the nearest competitor.

That fact made it difficult to rank everyone else, because there were not enough non-Heather votes to start to differentiate the others. Given that fact, I ran a second ballot, eliminating Heather, and retaining only those scenes which received more than two votes in the first poll. I used the second poll to rank numbers 2 through 20, using the first poll as a tiebreaker.

The numerical results of the first poll are seen here, and the second poll here.

Although Heather could not join Katie Holmes in the 50% club, her first place finish vaulted her into another club that had previously been occupied by just one person: Heather retroactively joined Christina Ricci in the two-time winners club.

What made Heather's runaway victory so impressive is that she was competing against some of the best nude scenes in history, and some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry: full-frontal nudity from superstar Charlize Theron, the breasts of the eternally popular Jennifer Connelly, topless scenes from superstars J-Lo and Penelope Cruz, Jaime Pressly in Poison Ivy 3, Kate Winslet's beautifully photographed pose in Titanic, Helena Bonham Carter's explicit exposure in The Wings of the Dove, curvy Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway, and many more. (See the voting links above for complete lists.)

1997 was also the year of pairs. There were nude scenes from two Arquette sisters and two Graham sisters. Sheryl Lee had a pair of nominations, as did Natasha Gregson Wagner and Andrea Thompson. There were two great nude scenes in The Devils Advocate (numbers 3 and 5 on our list), and there were two great nude scenes in Boogie Nights (numbers 1 and 13 on the list). Several other films also contributed dual entries onto the poll: Lost Highway; Going All The Way; This World, Then The Fireworks; The Corporate Ladder; Habitat; and Metroland. A TV series called The Hunger contributed two pairs: a couple of frontal nude scenes, and a couple of beautiful topless scenes.

Helen Hunt in As Good as it Gets
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Bridget Fonda in Jackie Brown
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Ming-Na Wen in One Night Stand Film Clips

Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element Film Clips

Andrea Thompson in A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Film Clips

Emily Procter in Breast Men Film Clips

Virginie Ledoyen in Heroines Film Clips

Julianne Moore in Boogie Nights
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Julie Benz in Darkdrive
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Dina Meyer in Starship Troopers
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Patricia Arquette in Lost Highway Film Clips

Helena Bonham Carter in The Wings of the Dove
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Kate Winslet in Titanic
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Jessica Hecht in Anarchy TV Film Clips

Kari Wuhrer in Vivid Film Clips

Connie Nielsen in The Devil's Advocate Film Clips

Jaime Pressly in Poison Ivy 3 Film Clips

Charlize Theron in The Devil's Advocate
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Jennifer Connelly in Inventing the Abbots Film Clips

Heather Graham in Boogie Nights Film Clips

Additional info: For the purpose of further studies and comparisons, see a 21-year summary of the top tens, or simply search a name from the whole collection.

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