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The Hottest Actresses Who Have Played Strippers

Updated June 14, 2019 11.1k votes 2.6k voters 335.8k views27 items

List of sexy celebrities and movie stars who have taken it off on film. There is a long, proud history of hot strippers in movies and television. In fact, some of the most infamous and celebrated nude and erotic scenes in film and TV history are set inside strip clubs. Several series have even made strip clubs a central location, from "The Sopranos" famed Bada Bing club to Orlando's from "The Wire." This list collects photos of some of the hottest stripper performances in film and TV history, from some of the sexiest actresses of today and yesteryear.

For modern audiences, there are really 3 stripper performances that - good or bad - have been elevated to an iconic level. The first is Demi Moore's turn in Striptease, an adaptation of Carl Hiassen's novel about a struggling single parent whose temporary stripper job leads her into a web of political corruption. The film became notable mainly because of Moore's record-shattering $12.5 million salary for the role - at that time, the most an actress had ever been paid to make a single film. Elizabeth Berkley also famously starred in "Showgirls" only one year earlier for director Paul Verhoeven. This role in the notorious movie - which had developed a considerable cult following in the ensuing years - totally upended the actress' previous teen starlet image from years starring on "Saved by the Bell," and essentially killed her career. And speaking of dead careers, Lindsay Lohan's turn as a stripper suffering some sort of mysterious split-personality/amnesia disorder in "I Know Who Killed Me" also stopped her career dead in its tracks. These are without a doubt some of the hottest strippers to ever grace the silver screen! Who do you think are the sexiest strippers in movie history?

  • Jessica Alba
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    In the movie Sin City (2005), Jessica Alba gyrates in slow motion for what feels like a whole minute. She doesn't take off her clothes, and this is the only time you see her do this in the movie, but still, every man on the planet went apesh*t. What else do you expect from graphic novel nerds? This is one of the hottest scenes in any movie ever. I'm no expert (yes I am), but I think Jessica Alba could probably be an IRL stripper.
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  • Marisa Tomei
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    In one of the highlights of her career - no, seriously - Marisa Tomei stars in The Wrestler (2008) as Pam by day, Cassidy by night. She appears in many scenes, wearing an open-weave mesh top, a silver thong, fishnet tights, red sequined panties, or basically nothing at all except nipple rings and massive back tattoos. It's a seriously great movie, and congratulations to Marisa Tomei for being that hot well into her forties.

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  • Heather Graham
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    Ever since she skated around naked in Boogie Nights (1999), the world waited with bated breath for Heather Graham to shed her clothes again. Twelve years later, The Hangover delivered... kind of. Though a stripper and escort by trade, Graham's character exposes nary a nipple as she breastfeeds that mysterious baby - but a few hot shots of her in her work attire make up for it at the end up the film.

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