Famous nude actresses who have given up the silver screen for a life debating the finer point of fiscal policy are a pretty rare bunch. They are not nearly as familiar as high profile actors turned politicians such as Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Clint Eastwood. But for what it’s worth, enjoy this video of the Top 5 nude actresses turned politicians put together by our friends at Mr. Skin.
Top 5 Nude Actresses Turned Politicians
No.1 NAKED ACTRESS WHO BECAME AN ELECTED PROFESSIONAL POLITICIAN
British actress Glenda Jackson is by far the most famous thespian to have appeared nude on screen before launching a political career. A favorite of controversial director Ken Russell, Glenda picked up two Oscars for her work in Women In Love and A Touch Of Class before throwing it all in for a career in the British Parliament. She won the London seat of Hampstead and Highgate for Tony Blair’s Labour Party. She became quite a respected MP, even becoming a Junior Transport Minister in 1997. She had a couple of unsuccessful attempts to become London Mayor. She managed to retain her highly contested parliamentary seat until her eventual retirement in 2015.
No.2 NUDE ACTRESS WHO BECAME A SUCCESSFUL POLITICIAN
Best known by her adult movie alias ‘Cicciolina’, which means ‘cuddles’ in Italian, Hungarian born starlet Ilona Staller became one of the best-known faces in European porn after a brief start in Italian softcore erotica. She went on to found the short-lived Italian Partito dell Amore (Party Of Love) with fellow porn goddess, the late Moanna Pozzi. The party’s platform called for the legalization of brothels, improved sexual health and ‘love parks’. It performed poorly in the 1992 and 1993 elections before fizzline out. Ilona had more success, however, getting elected to the Italian Parliament as a representative of the Radical Party from 1987 to 1992.
No.3 NUDE ACTRESS WHO ACHIEVED SUCCESS AS A POLITICIAN
Actress turned firebrand politician Alessandra Mussolini has quite some background. She’s the granddaughter of infamous World War 2 dictator Benito Mussolini and the niece of movie legend Sophia Loren. Alessandra worked as an actress for a couple of decades in movies such as A Special Day, Saturday, Sunday And Monday and Noi Uomini Duri, before following in her grandfather’s footsteps and entering politics. She was elected to the Italian Chamber of Deputies as a 1992 representative of the right-wing Alleanza Nazionale party in Naples. She eventually left that party and founded a more extreme one, Libertà di Scelta, in 2003. She unsuccessfully ran to become Mayor Of Naples and for a seat for the European Parliament before becoming a senator for Silvio Berlusconi’s PDL Party in 2013
Other mentions in the top 5 nude actresses turned elected politicians are Lenore Zann. This Australian-Canadian actress is best known for voicing Rogue in the 1992 TV adaptation of the X-men comic book series. Despite an opponent leaking a dirty tricks topless picture of her from the TV show The L Word, Lenore won the 2009 vote to represent the Canadian electoral district of Truro-Bible Hill in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. She unsuccessfully attempted to become leader of the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party in February 2016.
Last of the top five naked actresses turned politicians never actually ran for office. Latin star Isabel Sarli is most famous for doing the first ever full frontal nude scene in Argentinian cinema. She became a huge star in latin and south america for director Armando Bo’s sex comedies. In October 2012, Sarli was named Argentine Ambassador of Popular Culture by Argentine President, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.