published : 2023-12-10

Natalie Portman, Jennifer Garner, and Other A-list Actresses Who Choose Not to Go Nude On Screen

Portman's Concern for Her Children Drives Her Decision to Stay Covered

Natalie Portman on the red carpet holding her children's hands, taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Hollywood's elite often make headlines for choosing to bare it all on screen, but many of the world's biggest actresses are actually in favor of being more covered up on screen.

Natalie Portman, known for her exceptional talent and stunning beauty, says she would never want her children to find any explicit imagery of her online, which is why she will not strip down on screen.

During a recent appearance on 'The Drew Barrymore Show,' Portman revealed the one thing she would not do for a role - 'Show my boobs,' the 'May December' actress said, laughing.

'I'm just always like, I don’t want my kids to see pictures online,' she says of why she chooses to cover up.

Portman did have a nude scene in the Wes Anderson short film, 'Hotel Chevalier,' back in 2007, although she has been outspoken about why she does not entirely love her decision to do so.

Jennifer Garner smiling during an interview about her latest project, taken with a Nikon D850

Jennifer Garner, often dubbed America's Sweetheart, shares a similar sentiment. While doing press with her 'Invention of Lying' co-star Ricky Gervais in 2009, Garner made it clear that she has no interest in ever going nude.

'I will not be taking it all off!' Garner emphatically told MTV News.

Sarah Jessica Parker, beloved for her portrayal of Carrie Bradshaw in 'Sex and the City,' always made it clear that she was not interested in having her character go nude. She even had a nudity-clause in her contract.

In a recent interview on 'The Howard Stern Show,' Parker explained her provision when she took on the role - 'The only thing I said to [creator Darren Star] that I was concerned about was that I just didn’t feel comfortable doing nudity.'

Jessica Alba, known for her captivating performances and stunning beauty, has her own reasons for staying covered. In 2014, she gave a very clear reason for not wanting to go nude in films - 'I don't want my grandparents to see my boobs. That's it.'

Sarah Jessica Parker posing in an elegant outfit, reminiscent of her iconic 'Sex and the City' character, taken with a Sony Alpha a7R III

Before she was married, Jessica Simpson joked that the only nudity she would be comfortable doing would be in front of a future spouse. 'I will never do nudity,' Simpson declared.

These talented actresses demonstrate strength and conviction in their choice to stay covered on screen, prioritizing personal comfort and the well-being of their families over societal expectations.

Their decisions challenge the industry's norm and shed light on the importance of respecting the boundaries and desires of actors and actresses.

By choosing not to go nude, these A-list women prove that talent and success are not contingent on exposing their bodies, but rather on their exceptional skill and dedication to their craft.