Uncle Scoopy's Top 20 Nude Scenes of 1998


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

1998 was a very good year for filmed nudity, but it can't easily be compared to recent years. Twenty years ago there were very few worthwhile nude scenes on television, but many in theatrically-released films.

It was a different world.

There were five 1998 scenes that stood out above all others in the voting, followed by a massive drop down to number six. Angelina Jolie took the top spot for her great youthful performance in Gia, but she was closely followed by Reese Witherspoon's unexpected and gorgeous topless scene in Twilight, which in turn was given a strong challenge for the runner-up spot by Rachel Weisz in I Want You. Denise Richards also had many fans for her uninhibited turn in Wild Things, as did Alex Kingston for her gorgeous full-frontal in Croupier.

There were many people in those days who said that young actresses should not do nude scenes because by doing so they kept themselves from being taken seriously. This poll put the lie to that theory. Almost every woman on this list went on to a distinguished acting career, and most of them are still performing today. Some are still doing nude scenes, headed by Thandie Newton, who is still placing high on our lists!

If you are interested in the actual numerical count of the votes, that can be found here.

Rosario Dawson in He Got Game
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Catherine McCormack in Dangerous Beauty Film Clips

Kate Winslet in Hideous KInky Film Clips

Elisabeth Shue in Cousin Bette Film Clips

Lara Flynn Boyle in Susan's Plan Film Clips

Paulina Porizkova in Thursday Film Clips

Monica Bellucci in L'Ultimo Capodanno Film Clips

Thandie Newton in Besieged
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Natasha Henstridge in Species II
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Anna Levine in Fiona
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Melissa George in Dark City Film Clips

Asia Argento in B. Monkey
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Holly Hunter in Living Out Loud
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Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love Film Clips

Elizabeth Mitchell in Gia Film Clips

Alex Kingston in Croupier Film Clips

Denise Richards in Wild Things Film Clips

Rachel Weisz in I Want You
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Reese Witherspoon in Twilight Film Clips

Angelina Jolie in Gia Film Clips

Additional info: For the purpose of further studies and comparisons, see a 20-year summary of the top tens, or simply search a name from the whole collection.

The polls have been running since the end of 1999, but the site started in November of 1995 and has been updated every single day since. So why wait until the end of the year? See all the nude scenes when they happen, in the highest quality available. And catch all the paparazzi shots as well!

And don't forget the archives, which include more than a million pictures of naked celebrities and tens of thousands of film clips, most in high definition, with more added daily. There's no better value on the internet than an annual subscription to scoopy.net for less than thirty cents per day, and it has been that way for more than 20 years.


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