14 Most Embarrassing Celebrity Nude Photo Scandals

Ericka Sóuter | Sep 16, 2014 Celebrities

blake livelyLeaked nude pics of stars -- a dream come true for millions of fawning fans, but a total nightmare to the featured celeb. Why? It's humiliating. Sure, many of them strip down on the big screen, but this is completely different. A raunchy love scene with Ryan Gosling is for all the world to see. A topless selfie intended for your husband or boyfriend isn't. Take a look at the 14 most embarrassing celeb photo leaks.


#4 is the most humiliating -- don't you think?

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  • Blake Lively


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    The Gossip Girl star set tongues wagging after a hacker allegedly pulled naughty photos from her iPhone in May 2011. Her reps, however, denied they were of her. “Blake has never taken nude photos of herself,” the spokeswoman said. “Blake will pursue legal action against the publication which initially published these photographs and any other outlets that republish them in any manner.”

  • Vanessa Hudgens


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    If she was hoping to move beyond her good-girl, Disney image, these 2007 pics helped her accomplish that mission. Disney, however, was not pleased and ordered her to apologize: "I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me," said Hudgens. "I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends."

  • Brad Pitt


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    You will be hard pressed to find a woman outraged by the naked pics that surfaced of this hunky actor. In 1997, someone managed to snap images of Pitt and then girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow vacationing in the French West Indies in the buff. The photos even eventually appeared in Playgirl.

  • Kate Middleton


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    The Italian magazine Chi got their hands on images of the Duchess sunbathing topless while vacationing with Prince William. They printed the grainy pics in an embarrassing 26-page photo special.

  • Miley Cyrus


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    While we may be accustomed to seeing Miley Cyrus sport pasties and little else these days, once upon a time, no one could imagine seeing the Disney star naked. So when sexy photos were leaked in 2007, fans (many grade schoolers) and their parents gasped.

  • Demi Lovato


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    In April 2014 naked photos of Lovato with boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama popped up on the Internet. Her immediate reaction? She freaked. Luckily her man proved to be a pillar of strength. "He is talking her through this unfortunate experience and making her feel more comfortable with how things should be handled,” a source said. “He is calming her and making it not get to her as much as it should. That is why she loves him, he gets her.”

  • Anthony Weiner


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    After getting caught Tweeting photos of his genitals to a woman half his age, people thought Weiner's career was over. The once-revered politician was primed for a comeback until it was revealed that he was up to old tricks under the username Carlos Danger.

  • Scarlett Johansson


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    Nude photos of the actress were stolen from her email account in 2011. They were reportedly meant for her then husband Ryan Reynolds but ended up being enjoyed by countless pervy strangers. "I don't want to be a victim and say, 'Oh, well' and just hide my head in shame," she said at the time. "Somebody stole something from me ... It's sick."

  • Ashley Greene


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    The Twilight star was furious when topless photos of her surfaced in 2009. "The photos in question, which appear to be of our client, are illegal and are being unlawfully displayed," her legal team said in a statement.

  • Rihanna


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    Good girl gone bad indeed. In 2009, people were shocked when photos of RiRi emerged completely naked.

  • Kanye West


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    Not to be outdone by all the naked ladies out there, the rapper had his own scandal in 2010. He allegedly took pictures of his penis and sent them to several women.

  • Heather Morris


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    The Glee star was yet another victim of phone hacking. She had a good attitude about it though. "Well, it could be worse! At least I look good?" she reportedly said.

  • Paris Hilton


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    As if the infamous sex tape 1 Night In Paris wasn't humiliating enough. Then in 2005, nude pictures of the heiress were circulated after her BlackBerry was hacked.

  • Jennifer Lawrence


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    The actress was among several sexy stars whose phones were hacked in recent months. Along with Lawrence, nude images of Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, and Kate Upton blanketed the web. "This is a flagrant violation of privacy," her camp told Us Weekly.


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