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Ms Fanservice / Live-Action Films
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Actress example:

  • Anna Faris in some of her roles, but especially The House Bunny, where she plays a Playboy Bunny and even has a nude scene from behind, and Scary Movie, where she gets stripped down to only her bra during her sex scene.
  • Jeanette MacDonald was known as "The Lingerie Queen of the Talkies" in The Pre-Code Era, when she worked at Paramount. She regularly wore revealing costumes or was given story excuses to strip to her underwear; in her first film, The Love Parade (1929), she even took a bath onscreen. She once joked, "I’m sure people must say about me, on the screen, 'Good gracious, is Jeanette MacDonald going to take off her clothes—again?'"
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  • In the same era Betty Blythe was known for being happy to do nude scenes - "A director is the only man besides your husband who can tell you how much of your clothes to take off."
  • Dolly Parton and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark are essentially also the embodiments of this trope. Both women carefully built (figuratively and literally) their appearances to be appealing and are Ms. Fanservices in every film or TV appearance they have ever made, except for Steel Magnolias for Dolly. Dolly one ups it by playing Miley Cyrus's cleavage-baring, tight outfit wearing aunt on Hannah Montana. Elvira, meanwhile, did nude modeling under her real name, Cassandra Peterson, before adopting the Elvira character.
  • Sigourney Weaver
    • The first two Alien movies ends with her walking around in an overly-tight vest and panties.
    • In Galaxy Quest she ends up suffering Clothing Damage. She hangs a lampshade on her role as Ms. Fanservice in the Galaxy Quest TV show within the film. The film is a parody/satire of Star Trek, so it is supposed to be a parody/satire over the Ms. Fanservices that inevitably wind up on the series, presumably Uhura from Star Trek: The Original Series in particular (given that, like Uhura, she was the communications officer). In fact, the following exchange was based on an interview with Jeri Ryan where she actually got a series of questions on her breasts and how they fit into the suit Seven of Nine had in Star Trek: Voyager.
      Gwen DeMarco: Well, at least you had a part, Alex. Okay, you had a character people loved. I mean, my TV Guide interview was six paragraphs about my BOOBS and how they fit into my suit. No-one bothered to ask me what I do on the show.
      Fred Kwan: You were... umm, wait...wait, I'll think of it...
      Gwen DeMarco: I repeated the computer, Fred.
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    • Ghostbusters (1984): She is over the top Ms. Fanservice in this film, especially after her character gets possessed by Zuul.
    • Along with the reveal that she was the Big Bad, the movie Paul has her appear in a dress with Impossibly-Low Neckline.
  • Jennifer Connelly:
    • She shows off a Black Bra and Panties in Some Girls.
    • The Hot Spot gave her first nude scene, in a scene where Connelly and another actress sit around topless having a conversation for no particular reason.
    • Career Opportunities had her bouncing around the whole film in a thin white tank top with no bra underneath.
    • In The Rocketeer, she spent the latter half of the movie running around in a low-cut silk dress.
    • Her nude scenes might be the best thing about Mulholland Falls.
    • She's one of three beautiful sisters in Inventing the Abbotts. She's probably the hottest and she's definitely the most topless.
    • There was little other reason for the "noisy workers" scene in A Beautiful Mind but to feature her leaning out of the window while the classmates and her professor leered at her.
  • Helen Mirren has been noted for appearing nude in many of her films, from The '60s to The New '10s.
    • She was naked in several scenes in her first film, Age of Consent, in which she played an artist's model.
    • Savage Messiah features a lengthy scene in which she walks around a large house wearing only a necklace and a pair of high heels.
    • She starred in Caligula, which upon its release gained instant notoriety for its explicit sex scenes, which actually do not feature her; however, she is naked in other scenes.
    • Averted to some degree in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. While Mirren is completely naked in many of her scenes, some of them are more Squick than anything else. For example, in one scene she and her lover are forced to ride nude in the back of a truck full of rotting meat, covered in slime.
    • Mirren did a full-frontal nude scene in 2003 at the age of 58 in the TV film The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone. The same year she appeared naked again in Calendar Girls.
    • Other films which feature her partially or fully nude include Caesar and Claretta, Hussy, Excalibur, Mrs. Reinhardt, Cal, Cause Celebre, Pascali's Island, Royal Deceit, and Love Ranch. A newspaper commented in 2003 that "it would constitute a greater scoop if Mirren actually kept her clothes on for the duration of a movie." Mirren herself has frequently lampshaded this tendency in real life. For example, in a 1995 interview, she joked, "Yes, in many movies I've taken off my clothes. Not in [The Madness of King George, in which she played Queen Charlotte]. I tried, but they wouldn't let me."
  • Cyd Charisse's legs in any number of MGM musicals. Silk Stockings particularly stands out among these.
  • Megan Fox. She has been in multiple films which pull in many male viewers who like to look at her. Chief among those films were the Transformers movies, which provided Fox her breakout roles. This trope is so well established that the promotional posters for Jennifer's Body have nothing but Fox on the poster with hardly any indication what the movie was about. Even when she's playing a man-killing demon, she's still hot.
  • Halle Berry, especially in Swordfish, with a completely gratuitous topless scene.
  • Scarlett Johansson:
    • Lost in Translation's opening is a close-up Panty Shot of her character sleeping, and then there's pretty much any time her character is alone in her room. The girl does not seem to like pants.
    • The Spirit has her don various costumes that would count as fetish costumes, including a Nazi one. "Silken Floss is the most beautiful woman in the world," indeed.
    • She spent the early part of her career enacting the sexual fantasies of various indie filmmakers, such as The Coen Brothers in The Man Who Wasn't There (where her character fancies the protagonist and even tries to give him a blowjob, despite both her character and Johansson herself being 16 at the time) and Woody Allen in Match Point, Scoop, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
    • She is stripping down to her red lingerie in He's Just Not That into You. As David Letterman once put it: "I cannot thank you enough." There is also a shot of Scarlett wearing very clingy gympants before she goes for a swim.
    • Any film where she plays Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
    • Under the Skin is well-remembered for the much-anticipated scenes in which Johansson gets naked onscreen for the first time (even though in the context of the film, her nude scenes aren't particularly erotic). There's also a scene at the beginning in which her character undresses another woman, but again, its appeal is kind of subjective given that the other woman appears to be dead or comatose.
    • The Major in Ghost in the Shell where she dons a Sensual Spandex that puts her body in full diplay.
  • Jessica Alba in most of her roles. Into the Blue is famous for featuring her for most of the movie in a bikini, and Machete got a lot of buzz for apparently, finally getting her to do a nude scene, until it was revealed that she was wearing underwear in the scene that was digitally removed.
  • Helen Hunt was best-known for her girl-next-door image in hits such as As Good as It Gets but at 48 she appeared in the 2012 film The Sessions playing Chreryl Cohen-Greene, a sex surrogate hired to help Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes), a severely disabled poet, have sex for the first time. The part required Hunt to appear completely naked during the four sex sessions in question, as well as in a later, unrelated scene in which her character converts to Judaism. She received widespread praise and an Academy Award nomination for the performance.
  • Monica Bellucci in the vast majority of her roles. She's done quite a number of nude scenes, and most of her characters focus on her sexual allure somehow, like being The Vamp or a prostitute.
  • Jenny Agutter spent most of The '70s (and the early '80s) losing her clothes on film — see: Walkabout (1971), Logan's Run (1976), Equus (1977), An American Werewolf in London (1981) — but Logan's Run is really the purest example. Whereas the others only had a scene or two, Jessica 6 spent all of Logan's Run in very skimpy clothing — when she was clothed at all. Sadly for fans of this, after American Werewolf in London she waved goodbye to Hollywood and hasn't fulfilled this trope since.
  • And of course, the page image, Margot Robbie. Although best known for embodying Harley Quinn, she has embraced this trope numerous times in her relatively short career, most notably in The Wolf of Wall Street.
  • Natasha Henstridge has employed this trope frequently in her career; it's borderline inevitable when your film debut was as an alien sexual predator.
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead:
    • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, where she gets a scene in her underwear.
    • Make It Happen is best known as the film where that scene of Winstead writhing in a pink outfit and doing a "Come at me" gesture comes from.
  • Joan Blondell did this often in her pre-code films.
    • Blonde Crazy has her famously taking a bath, with lots of the expected partial nudity.
    • Night Nurse has multiple shots of her and Barbara Stanwyck undressing, helping each other undress, and more undressing!
    • Smarty, made in 1934, seems to have been made in order to put Blondell in as little clothing as possible before the Hays Code hammer came down. The very first shot of the film is a closeup of her character Vicki's bare legs as she sits in a negligee getting ready for dinner. Vicki in negligees. Vicki in backless dresses. Vicki in nothing but pantyhose, exposing her bottom to the camera. Vicki getting her dress ripped off. So much fanservice.
  • Nicole Kidman has a long and proud history of sharing her beauty with the world on screen from the '80s (Windrider, featuring her first nude scenes) to the '10s (Just Go with It).
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones was doing nude scenes as far back as her film debut in Sherezade when she was barely 20 years old, and her big claim to fame was losing her clothes to Antonio Banderas's sword in The Mask of Zorro.
  • Theda Bara is often referred to as the first Hollywood sex symbol. Sadly, her most well-known contemporary film, Cleopatra, is a lost film (with less than ten seconds known to exist). Most movie buffs know her as an early film example of The Vamp in A Fool There Was. Theda Bara didn't take the leap from "silent films" to "talkies" very well because her voice was very soft and refined. Her voice was not considered suitable for her looks or the roles she was known for.
  • Kari Wührer is known for showing skin in most movies she appeared in. Even when she didn't, such as Eight Legged Freaks (playing the aforementioned Scarlett Johansson's mom), she would still appear in tight tank tops. Subverted in Hellraiser: Deader, where it just becomes Fan Disservice.
  • Kate Winslet is pretty well-known for getting naked in numerous roles. Even the PG-13 Titanic (1997) features her topless.
  • Olivia Hussey became famous as Juliet in 1968, briefly appearing topless, while some of her later roles had this too, well into her 50s. Her daughter India Eisley has very much followed in her mother's footsteps.
  • Gemma Arterton's been naked or in sex scenes during a lot of her films.
  • The Muppets parody this in almost all of their films with Miss Piggy, who is, of course, a four-foor-tall pig puppet. This shows up most prominently The Great Muppet Caper and Muppet Treasure Island, which treat her characters as an alluring young beauty (at one point a Bathing Beauty) who becomes the target of a Villainous Crush from a handsome jewel thief and as a Pirate Girl who Really Gets Around with the human cast, respectively.
  • Diane Kruger's been nude and/or had sex scenes in a number of her roles. Even aside from that, a lot of her roles highlight Kruger's beauty (let's face it, that would be hard to hide). She's fought to make sure her characters are more than just eye candy though.

Movie specific example

  • Director Russ Meyer relies on this trope. Starting with only a few Ms. Fanservices in his earliest films, Russ later considered it ridiculous to only include 1 or 2 essentially Fanservice Extras per film. Over time nearly all of the main and supporting female characters in Russ' films were buxom, long-legged, hour-glass-figured amazons, starting with Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and including such Cult Classics as Vixen and Valley of the Supervixens. Somewhat sadly by his last film his films had somewhat degraded into surrealistic softcore porn and not his ultimate vision of this trope becoming common in mainstream films.
  • Jess from 4/20 Massacre who loses layers of shirts until she's left wearing just her sports bra.
  • 88 Minutes: While naked, Sara does a weird leg stand while also brushing her teeth. Gramm's reaction is appropriately a mix between excitement and an unstated "What the hell?"
  • After.Life: Christina Ricci spends a good portion of the film naked.
  • Brazilian movie A Mulher Invisível and its subsequent TV series have Amanda, an Imaginary Lover, played by one of the hottest Brazilian actresses, Luana Piovani, who spends most of the film in underwear.
    Of course you aren't real! It's called "ideal woman" because it's something that can only exist in an idea!
  • American Hustle takes time to deconstruct this with Sydney. She's essentially an Innocence Lost character who decided to reinvent herself as 'Lady Edith Greensly', and the sexy clothing was part of the deal. She uses it explicitly to become The Vamp and partner to Irving's cons. So the fanservice is just her way of covering up who she really is deep down - but she's also falling apart inside because of the facade - and she desires for a chance to be herself and settle down in a new life.
    "I created Edith because I needed her to survive. But I'm done with it now. I am so fucking done with her."
  • Anna: Anna is a gorgeous model along with a KGB assassin, and often seen not only modeling but having sex, scantily clad plus topless once briefly.
  • Anon: Amanda Seyfried as The Girl appears naked from the side multiple times, and also has a sex scene with Sal.
  • Atomic Blonde:
    • Lorraine is seen naked several times, and this trope is taken Up to Eleven when Lorraine and Delphine have sex in a hotel.
    • Conversely, the scene where Lorraine is introduced downplays this trope in that she is covered with wounds.
  • Naturally, being a parody of James Bond movies, the Austin Powers movies have their own share of very attractive ladies. Special mention goes to Felicity Shagwell in The Spy Who Shagged Me. The majority of her outfits are either skin-tight, or show off a lot of skin (Which, considering she's trying to seduce Austin from the get-go, makes perfect sense).
  • Saint-Exmin in Battle Beyond the Stars, played by the buxom Sybil Danning, wears some very revealing outfits, requiring glue as her nipples kept popping out. Even then the chest area had to be edited for television.
  • The Believer: Carla is shown topless having sex with Curtis (to spite Danny's overtures). Then again after having sex with Danny. She also wears a very revealing top at one point.
  • Below Her Mouth: Natalie Krill and Erika Linder. They're both nude and or in sex scenes frequently.
  • Beyond Re-Animator: Laura and Nurse Vanessa. Both are quite beautiful and show nudity in the film, although it's sometimes in less than sexy situations.
  • Noni's record label in Beyond the Lights has made this her entire image-which she HATES.
  • Black Book: Ellis/Rachel and Ronnie are shown nude. It's a Paul Verhoeven movie with a female main character so it's a given.
  • Andrea from Bloodlust Zombies, who's shown topless at times in the film, also when she's dressed her shirt is open enough to reveal some cleavage and she strips down to her underwear at the end of the movie.
  • Blood Of The Tribades: Élisabeth and Fantine, the two lesbian vampires, appear partially or wholly nude multiple times, along with clearly having (non-explicit) sex.
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color: Adèle and Emma are this in spades with their extended sex scene. It was probably supposed to be seen as passionate and heartwarming, but given the fact it lasts six minutes long and involves positions one could often find in pornography, it definitely counts as this. And sadly, there are some viewers who find this more memorable than the actual movie. They both also show some nudity at other times, plus Adèle has a far less explicit, shorter scene of having sex with her boyfriend.
  • Boat Trip had Inga (played by Victoria Silvstedt) and the entire Swedish bikini model team, whose only purpose is to provide some cheescake in a gay cruise.
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula:
  • The Brass Teapot focuses a lot on Juno Temple’s body and she spends several scenes in very skimpy outfits.
  • Unsurprisingly Clara from Byzantium. Gemma Arterton plays an attractive vampire who spends the vast majority of the movie wearing sexy clothing. And Clara's introduction to viewers is giving someone a lapdance in her underwear.
  • Cabin Fever: Cerina Vincent has numerous nude scenes and for most of the rest of the movie, she is wearing skin-tight sweaters and jeans. There's a slow-mo close-up of her butt in jeans. To top it off, her character, Marcy, changes lovers at the drop of a hat and is shown to be a vigorous sex partner, even when she's supposedly depressed.
  • Eva from Caged In Paradiso, who after being picked up by a tribe of amazons in the island she's at, she switches from her orange prisoner outfit to a bikini, which she keeps wearing for the reminder of the film.
  • Carol: Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett are both shown nude while having sex together. It's all very subtly and tastefully done though.
  • The Cell: When Catherine bends over to root around her fridge, the camera focuses on her ass (she's wearing only a short dressing gown and thong at the time).
  • Chloe: While nudity is somewhat expected in an erotic thriller, Amanda Seyfried just can't seem to keep her clothes on here as Chloe, shown nude from the rear and side along with topless, plus in two sex scenes.
  • Clash of the Titans (1981) had Andromeda, who showed some serious T&A in the movie. Makes sense given her mythological counterpart qualified as this well, being usually depicted naked while Chained to a Rock, although she gets some clothes in the movie.
  • Class: A 1983 teenage sex comedy. Every 80s sex comedy is required by law to have at least one female character dedicated to fanservice of some type. Virginia Madsen serves that purpose here, with a slapstick scene that ends up with half her blouse being torn off. Her character was indeed well developed and fleshed out.
    "Excuse me, Miss Madsen, but aren't you a little, um, big to be going braless under your school uniform blouse?"
  • Colleen Camp as Yvette in Clue. She is a sexy French Maid who wears a skimpy Hollywood French Maid outfit and has big boobs with a Gainaxing effect.
  • Conan the Barbarian (1982): The Wolf Witch, the brunette sacrificial victim, and Valeria, in that order. Oh and the woman from Conan's days of being "bred to the finest stock."
  • Crank: The main protagonist's girlfriend Eve Lyndon. As a sort of a Running Gag, both movies have them performing public sex in order to fuel him with adrenaline. She qualifies for the trope better in the second movie, where she becomes a stripper.
  • DC Extended Universe: Several prominent females qualify.
  • Lola from the theatre/film musical Damn Yankees. Reportedly, the original Broadway production sold tickets faster when the poster was changed to Gwen Verdon in tights which also was used for the film.
  • Isabella Rossellini as Lisle von Rhoman in Death Becomes Her. There is a good reason she is the current image for the Diamonds in the Buff trope.
  • D.E.B.S.: All of the female characters: Girls with Guns in skimpy school uniforms engage in girl-on-girl action.
  • Dracula: Dead and Loving It also portrays Lucy Westenra as this since its parodying her depiction in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Even before she becomes a vampire, she seductively strips to her night gown in front of Count Dracula to invite him into her room. She becomes even more sexy after being turned, flashing her boobs to Jonathan Harker in order to tempt him.
  • Dragonslayer: Caitlin Clarke is entirely nude underwater (from behind, admittedly). PG rated, you say.
  • Paz de la Huerta in Enter the Void. The stripper scenes are just the tip of the iceberg of full frontal nudity.
  • There are many Ms. Fanservices in Epic Movie, such as a jacuzzi full of sexy goat women and a pirate ship full of sexy woman pirates, but the most prominent one is the parody of Mystique played by Carmen Electra. She is completely naked, other than some makeup effects covering the naughty bits. Near the beginning of the film, she gets a scene where the main character Peter imagines her dancing sexily and seductively for him, putting her arms behind her head, showing off her breasts and booty, swaying her hips, and even squeezing her boobs. Later on in the film, she finds Peter being the king of Gnarnia to be very attractive, calling it so hot, and seductively inviting him into a tent to have sex with her. She throws him on the bed and makes out with him on top. She then asks what he would like her to shape shift into. He at first requests larger boobs and a bigger ass which are quite nice to look at...even though his following requests are a monobrow, followed by "Big Flabby Grandma Arms/Bingo Wings like a fat blue Britney Spears"...which could still count as Fanservice if you're into that...
  • Raquel Welch relegated to the tight scuba suit in Fantastic Voyage or the famous fur bikini in One Million Years B.C..
    • MAD addressed this directly in their parody of Fantastic Voyage as the main characters going on their mission give their exposition introductions. She says: "I'm going because wait and see how I look in a skin-tight diving suit!"
    • During the "Fantastic Voyage" Plot on The Simpsons, Marge questions why her suit is so revealing. Homer tells her that's what turns a Mediocre Voyage into a Fantastic Voyage.
  • Farewell, My Queen: At one point, Sidonie Laborde watches Gabrielle de Polignac (Virginie Ledoyen) while she is sleeping naked. Later, Sidonie Laborde (Léa Seydoux) is shown naked when she tries on a dress.
  • Femme Fatale (2002)
    • Rebecca Romijn as Laure is introduced with Toplessness from the Back, makes out with a gorgeous woman, and goes through several types of lingerie through the film. She's also seen naked underwater, but dimly.
    • Veronica, the model who Laure makes out with (Rie Rasmussen), wears a dress that is Diamonds in the Buff incarnate. She's later seen topless when Laure takes it off while seducing her (to steal the jewels).
  • Foxfire: Legs gets topless to show her tattoo, then Maddie and Goldie do too so she can give them the same one (none are even wearing bras). The rest of the girls also get them but keep their bras on. It's rather suggestive, but nothing more comes of it.
  • Lorelei in Freaks of Nature fits the usual horror archetype, being horny and wearing nighties through most of her appearences. Also after being turned into a vampire, she comments on how her breasts grew in size.
  • Luster the sorceress in the game-within-a-show of The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, at least when she's being played by a female actor, in contrast to the more ladylike fighter Daphne.
  • Gia: Gia especially, though Linda also gets naked multiple times. They're shown naked having sex or while in the shower, and during Gia's nude photoshoot prior to that. Gia also walks naked outside her apartment and is utterly oblivious to the reactions this gets. Angelina Jolie, everybody, give her a hand.
  • In GI Joe The Rise Of Cobra, The Baroness and Scarlet.
    • G.I. Joe: Retaliation: Lady Jaye in a sexy dress, infiltrating a White House party. And before that, skimpy sport attire.
  • The Girl From Monday: "Nobody", the titular Girl, is shown completely naked underwater in the opening of the film, and she's played by a model, Tatiana Abracos.
  • Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof:
    • The first group has very Ms-Fanservice-y outfits.
    • There are lingering shots of Julia's feet.
    • Butterfly's lap-dance.
    • Mary Elizabeth Winstead's character Lee is dressed as a cheerleader.
    • Rosario Dawson's Abby is not wearing a bra, and gainaxing.
    • Zoë Bell riding the hood of the car, with her shirt sliding up a bit.
    • A lingering shot of Abby, Zoe, and Kim's asses (the latter two wearing painted on jeans) as they strut towards Stuntman Mike's wrecked car.
    • The opening shot is of Jungle Julia's ass.
  • Milla Jovovich as Nimue in Hellboy (2019) is sporting some serious Absolute Cleavage in her look. Justified since she is apparently trying to seduce Hellboy to her side.
  • Tara (the busty groupie that Nick hooks up with) and Zoe (the girl who "only does two at a time") in Hot Tub Time Machine. Both women have very small roles, yet both appear topless. One of the red band trailers for the film consisted solely of alternate topless footage of Tara bouncing up and down in the tub.
  • The Hour of the Pig: Sophie Dix as the maid Maria shows full nudity in her sex scene. Along with her is Amina Anabi to a lesser degree as Samira, who's topless a couple times, once in a sex scene too (though far less explicit).
  • Miranda Cosgrove in The Intruders (2006) spends a lot of her indoor scenes wearing a camisole and skimpy shorts, there's a bath towel scene, and dresses up to attend a pool party.
  • I Spit on Your Grave:
    • The posters and the DVD cases for the original film depict Jennifer walking around in a torn up shirt and panties — and the poster design for the remake arguably looks even more sexualized.
    • Prior to the attack, Jennifer is shown in a bikini and jogging clothes.
    • Katie in the second film is an aspiring model, showing a lot of skin.
    • Jennifer in the third film dresses up as a goth, a school girl and in a very sexy red dress to help lure in her victims.
  • The Bond girls. It goes to the point that it is easier to cite the few cases where this is downplayed:
    • For Your Eyes Only: Melina Havelock. Played by Carole Bouquet, she is an undeniably beautiful woman, but she is never seen in a skimpy swimsuit, dresses quite sensibly in general, and does not have sex with Bond until the final scene in the film.
    • GoldenEye: Natalya Simonova. Again, played by an undeniably attractive actress, but attired in office clothing for much of the film, and combat fatigues for the rest. There is exactly one scene of her in a bikini, but the camera does everything it can to focus on her face instead.
    • Quantum of Solace: Camille Montes, for similar reasons as the above. It's also probably for the best in this case, since the character is a victim of rape and portraying her as a sexpot would have been very awkward. Appropriately, Bond doesn't bed her.
  • Jennifer's Body:
    • The entire marketing campaign was built on Megan Fox's hotness. She's often shown baring her legs, revealing cleavage and otherwise just generally looking alluring.
    • Despite efforts to make her look less beautiful, Amanda Seyfried's attractive even so, and it really can't be hidden. Her form is often highlighted, plus she's got a sex scene (though it's not explicit).
    • They both get into the act with Jennifer and Needy making out in her bedroom.
  • John Carter has Lynn Collins wearing some very skimpy outfits as Dejah Thoris. She lampshades it when wearing a very strategically designed wedding dress, saying it's too vulgar for her tastes. She's pretty well covered compared with the original novels and comics.
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle:
  • Kalique Abrasax in Jupiter Ascending is introduced taking a bath and and she comes out of it with a fully-naked rear shot. She also wears a couple of gorgeous dresses.
  • Jurassic World has Claire Dearing (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) effectively disrobing with an Action Dress Rip to a more "practical" attire for the island jungle midway through the film. Owen is briefly at a loss for words at this, and it takes a Death Glare from Claire to get his brain working again. She then discards her white business shirt for a very appealing light purple tank top around the end of the movie.
  • Several of the women of Harlem completely undress and dance on the city walls to distract the enemy in Kenau. This is a Dutch movie after all.
  • Kick-Ass: Katie, semi-topless, having Dave help her apply the self-tanner. Place your own "tanning cream" joke here.
  • Ann Darrow wears a silk slip after she loses her dressing gown when she and Jack Driscoll escape King Kong cave in King Kong (2005).
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service:
    • Averted with Roxy, despite being young and beautiful. Not even the scene where she swims nor when she gets all dressed up to seduce another young and beautiful girl play up the sexy.
    • The viewer gets a view of Princess Tilde's backside in one of the closing scenes just before the Rescue Sex.
  • Kismet (1944): The Greek concubine Jamilla played by Marlene Dietrich who provides the movie's Signature Scene where she seductively dances in a jeweled bedlah.
  • Lady Macbeth: Teddy has this, as he's Alexander's son with a black woman. Unusually, despite the racist time period, there's no adverse reaction from anyone.
  • The Remake of The Last House on the Left, where the bad girl barely wears anything in the last half, and actually strips off her t-shirt within seconds of being introduced. Also for the gorn crowd, the evil teens' abuse victims are killed while stripped down, as well as the bad girl, who is wearing only her panties as she fights with the heroes. And then she's grazed on both sides of the head and knocked against the bathroom wall, and left bleeding out in a sexually suggestive pose. For a thriller which doesn't focus on this aspect in dialogue, it sure relished the Male Gaze in the way it was shot.
  • Lifeforce: Some viewers were under the impression that it would be an actual science fiction movie as opposed to "Naked Vampire Chick from Outer Space played by an ultra gorgeous Mathilda May". It also featured Patrick Stewart, though, so it wasn't all bad.
  • For a film made during The Hays Code, there are instances in The More the Merrier where we see Jean Arthur's legs, and even a sexy negligee!
  • My Days of Mercy: Both Lucy and Mercy. They appear in multiple sex scenes and also topless.
  • The Mummy Trilogy and its spin-off/prequels The Scorpion King:
    • Evelyn doesn't start out as such, but becomes one over the course of the story due to Adrenaline Makeover. One flashback has her previous incarnation dressed in a golden bikini while sparring with her stepmother.
    • Anck-su-namun, who is dressed in golden body paint for starters. While her modern incarnation Meela Nais is comparatively more modest, she's still a Femme Fatale. This trope is completely averted in her mummified form, where she looks exactly as you'd expect as 3000-year old desiccated corpse would be like.
    • Cassandra (played by supermodel Kelly Hu) was also scantily-clad for the most part and in one memorable scene appeared completely naked with only her hair covering her breasts. For that matter, any of the featured love interests in the Scorpion King series count too.
  • The Mummy (2017): Princess Ahmanet, at least in her human form where she dresses in a graceful silk cloth and at one point appears completely naked. Her mummy form is slightly less attractive due to having double irises, but still qualifies as a Cute Monster Girl nonetheless.
  • Nocturnal Animals:
    • Amy Adams has several moments of this, when we see Susan at home alone—mostly She's Got Legs, with a Shower Scene and Bathtub Scene for good measure.
    • Susan's daughter Samantha is introduced lying in bed completely naked, after presumably having sex with her boyfriend, with the audience getting a very good view of her backside.
  • Cerina Vincent as the naked foreign exchange student "Areola" in Not Another Teen Movie.
  • Mostly averted with Henley (who got her start as an assistant, where part of her job was presumably to invoke this trope). For most of Now You See Me, short skirts are her limit. Played straight in her introduction shot, which features her stripping into a glittery swimsuit for an escape act.
  • Ophelia: A downplayed example. Ophelia's shown bathing in the river multiple times, with her body then wetly outlined afterward beneath her shift. Once when Hamlet's watching, she gets out slowly for his benefit, but is still fairly shy about it. Later during their wedding night she is shown topless from behind before they have sex.
  • Sorina, the female character that gets prominently displayed the most in Pain and Gain.
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians:
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    • Penelope Cruz, especially in that one scene of her and Jack rolling about on the deck.
    • Also, the mermaid Syrena, who was pretty much half naked for all of her scenes. In fact, all of the mermaids really, until they attack.
  • Most of the Barden Bellas in Pitch Perfect get a chance to be this, particularly main character Beca, who is quite busty and wears lots of low-cut tops, and Lovable Sex Maniac Stacie, whose fashion choices emphasize both her boobs and her legs. There's also Alpha Bitch Aubrey in a yoga leotard, and even resident Big Beautiful Woman Amy gets in on the action when we see her in the pool, wearing a bikini and enjoying the attention of a much more traditionally-attractive guy.
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire: Marianne is completely nude early on, showing her breasts, and later her pubic mound while lying in bed. Héloïse later appears bare-breasted while in bed with her too.
  • Ulla in both film versions of The Producers was portrayed as a stereotypical Swedish woman: tall, lovely and with beautiful blonde hair. She was apparently hired for her looks to stand around looking pretty and dancing provocatively. In the remake, she's played by Uma Thurman and has some very funny lines and a personality, unlike in the original.
  • Both Jessie and Christina from Project Almanac. Christina spends the entire Lollapalooza montage running around in a bikini top, while Jessie spends one scene wearing nothing but a towel.
  • Angela Vidal from the [REC] franchise mostly wear form fitting tank tops, mostly ditching whatever shirt is wearing over her tank top in the first and fourth movie, it is however Fan Disservice in the second movie as she's completely bloody and disheveled due to her being possessed. Also her counterpart from the America remake Quarantine who wears an white tank top after removing her shirt.
  • In Raptor Ranch We're introduced to Abbi in her undies. Later, her misogynistic boss makes her wear a typical "Valley Girl" outfit consisting of a tied off blouse, daisy dukes, and red pumps. She's not amused, also she loses her jacket when a Dinosaur grabs her by her jacket, keeping her in cleavage baring tank top for the remainder of the movie.
  • Red Riding Hood: The whole celebration sequence, including Valerie dancing seductively with Prudence to make Peter jealous and then making out with Peter in a stable, which includes a shot of her cleavage when Peter starts undoing her corset.
  • RENT: Mimi. The stripper. Even though she's a complete wreck of an addict and dying of AIDS.
  • Repo! The Genetic Opera has a ridiculous amount of Ms-Fanservice-y stuff:
    • Amber Sweet. Amber is Rotti's daughter as opposed to an employee, but she's clearly a scalpel slut.
    • Many other characters: the henchgirls, the genterns, the scalpel sluts. They're justified in-universe as the GeneCo equivalent of the Pan Am stewardess: Rotti Largo knows very well that sex sells.
  • The lead female characters from the Resident Evil series.
  • Nicole Carrow from Rest Stop wears less clothing as the movie goes on, that by the end she just wears a bra.
  • Trash (played by Linnea Quigley) in The Return of the Living Dead: She strips in an early scene, then basically spends the entire film wearing only legwarmers. Becomes Fan Disservice once she becomes a naked zombie, though she doesn't look too different in that form. Writer/director Dan O'Bannon has said that when he saw more females in audiences than he expected, he wished he'd thought to show male characters naked, too, for the sake of equal opportunity Fanservice.
  • Revenge (2017): The first 15 minutes or so are little more than an extended demonstration of how ridiculously beautiful Jen is, with copious amounts of Male Gaze, Erotic Eating and sexy dancing. It works well to make what follows all the more horrifying.
  • In R.I.P.D. Roy's avatar is played by supermodel Marisa Miller, who has posed for both Victoria's Secret and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
  • Rise: Blood Hunter: Sadie is shown nude (from the back and side) or in her underwear multiple times, along with being topless once.
  • Blake Gaines' first scene in San Andreas has her in a bikini; later she's wearing an form-fitting tank top; and spends the last portion of the movie with her clothes soaking-wet. Not to mention the movie-length Gainaxing contest between her and her mom Emma Gaines (which is what happens when you cast Carla Gugino and Alexandra Daddario as mother and daughter).
  • Sappho: Avalon Barrie and Lyudmila Shiryaeva both are both topless plus briefly entirely naked on the beach or while modeling for art as their characters, in sex scenes or otherwise.
  • Ashlynn Yennie, as pyschiatric halfway-house resident Emily in The Scribbler, is pretty much buck-naked the entire time she's on-screen. Her final appearance before dying has her wearing a dress.
  • Seven (1979): Jenny, played by Playboy Playmate Susan Kiger, a Walking Swimsuit Scene who takes her bikini top off for the flimsiest of reasons.
  • Brie Larson in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. To paraphrase a YouTube comment on a video of one of her scenes in the film, "Her (character's) name may be Envy but she invites to lust."
  • Shakespeare in Love: Gwyneth Paltrow is topless multiple times in her sex scenes.
  • In The Shallows, Nancy spends the majority of the movie in a bikini.
  • The Shape of Water: Elisa is shown completely naked in her bathtub twice-first while she masturbates (a part of her regular morning routine-she's even got it on a timer), then while about to have sex with the Amphibian Man, later when underwater as she floods the room for this.
  • The Shawshank Redemption is an interesting example, as the only woman with any role is Andy's wife, and she's killed by the five-minute mark, so female fanservice in the film is given through other films being referenced in the film.
    • The prisoners are shown watching Gilda. When Rita Hayworth flips her hair back, the entire audience cheers and whistles.
    Red: This is the part I really like, when she does that shit with her hair.
    Andy: Oh, yeah, I know. I've seen it three times this month.
    • Then there's Andy using the famous poster of Raquel Welch from One Million Years B.C. to cover his escape tunnel.
      Warden Norton: And that cupcake on the wall! Let's ask her, maybe she knows. What say you there, fuzzy britches?
  • Side Effects: Rooney Mara as Emily shows explicit nudity in a sex scene, and is also shown masturbating, then kissing Dr. Siebert.
  • Silent Night has Maria, who starts in lingerie and then flees from the Killer Santa topless, and Tiffany, who spends the whole movie in a Sexy Santa Dress.
  • The 3 female characters from Slashers, Rebecca Galley who wears an midriff baring tank top, Brenda Thompson who spends portion of the movie in a black bra and Megan Lowry who ends up topless twice during the movie and ends up wearing Rebecca top after the latter is killed.
  • Sorceress: The first time we see Mara and Mira grown up, they're Skinny Dipping. Later they take off their shirts innocently, and Mira is shown partly topless once more.
  • In Spiders the lead character Marci Eyre, wears less and less clothing as the movie goes on, she was first seen discarding her denim jacket, she then unbuttons her red overshirt and when she and her friend fall into a Giant Spider's web she's forced to get rid of her red shirt in order to get out, leaving her in just a white form fitting tank top which she continues to wear for the reminder of the film. She also gets her clothing soaking-wet for portion of the movie.
  • Same for the lead of the sequel Spiders II: Breeding Ground who around the end of the movie gets totally covered in steam, causing her to discard her black shirt and continue the rest of the movie in a grey tank top.
  • When Evil Calls: Molly, hands down. She's gorgeous, her beauty accentuated by a revealing school uniform, and turns heads wherever she goes (from everyone, not just boys-perhaps fittingly, Molly's bi). Unsurprisingly, she's lusted after by most of the school. At one point, she's also shown topless as a result of Michael's wish.
  • Being the The Pre-Code Era and all, Why Be Good? shows Colleen Moore undressing, and a partially visible bra.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Jessica Rabbit, who currently provides the image page for the trope in general. She is integral to the plot, but her fanservice features are taken Up to Eleven. She's a gorgeous Lady in Red, her busom is large, her neckline is impossibly low, she's got super long legs, there's some racy panty shots, and the like. No wonder every man and every cartoon is Distracted by the Sexy and enjoys Eating the Eye Candy when she's present.
  • Wild Things. Neve Campbell and Denise Richards having a threesome with Matt Dillon, and then Campbell and Richards getting it on the two alone. In both cases, Richards goes topless, while Campbell limits herself to Toplessness from the Back.
  • Wild Wild West: Salma Hayek's character sure does look good. It helps that she spends a good chunk of the film in little more than a corset. Hayek's character is a particularly gratuitous example, as she's basically extraneous to the film's plot.
  • Witness: An extremely emotionally-charged and plot-relevant example of female nudity (and the only example of it in the movie), but the topless scene is legendary nevertheless. Hi, Kelly McGillis. Hi, Kelly McGillis' tits.
  • The Woman in Red: Charlotte, of course, famously doing a Marilyn Maneuver on the air vent. There's a later scene where on taking off her sweater and camisole, where she's seen nude from the side and back. Afterward there's a scene where she grabs a sheet for modesty to cover up her breasts when her husband comes home, but is balanced when her lower half is exposed, showing pubic hair briefly.
  • X-Men Film Series: The most objectified female character in the franchise is Mystique, who is nude when she's in her natural blue form.
    • X-Men: First Class: All of the women (Mystique, Angel, Emma and Moira) get at least one scene where they're wearing little or nothing. For Emma and Angel, it's their regular attire.
    • The Wolverine:
      • Viper's wardrobe is made up solely of skin-tight garments.
      • Jean Grey is only seen in a low-cut silk nightgown.
    • Deadpool (2016): Vanessa is naked during her bed scenes with Wade (though he's covering her nipples with his hands), and she wears a skimpy outfit while working as a waitress at a strip club.
    • X-Men: Apocalypse:
  • Your Highness: Isabel strips down to her undergarments before bathing in the river as Fabious and Thadeous watch. She knows, but simply ignores them. Otherwise she also has on a bodice showing her cleavage.
  • xXx: State of the Union throws in two contrasting ones: the first is Lola Jackson, Darius' old flame who became an expensive car saleswoman (African-American and clad in a black suit); the second is Charlie Mayweather, who turns out to be The Dark Chick and part of the military conspiracy to overthrow the President (blonde, Caucasian, and initially clad in white until her allegiance becomes clear and she switches to black). Their outfits emphasized their cleavage in particular.
  • Jenny from Zombie Fight Club, who spends a portion of the movie with her shirt open with no undershirt underneath, just her bra, and later on in the movie she starts wearing a tighter costume.


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Susan finds herself in many fanservice situations during the Fantastic Four movies, much to her distress.

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