What do a prostitute, a cannibal, and Yale University have in common? Jodie Foster.
When Foster appeared as a teenage prostitute in 1976’s Taxi Driver, she caught the eye of John Hinckley, Jr., a mentally disturbed man who would later attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in a bid to gain Foster’s love. Whatever happened to flowers and chocolate?
After graduating from Yale University, Foster returned to acting, starring in The Accused, a role for which she won an Oscar. Shortly after that, she was cast in the role she would become most famous for — FBI trainee Clarice Starling in 1991’s Silence of the Lambs.
Her honest portrayal of Starling garnered her another Oscar and still occasionally causes jokesters to verbally accost her with the famous line: “Put the lotion in the basket!”
Jodie Foster first nude scene was a tough one. And it made her more famous than ever. It was a scene in The Accused where she gets gang raped by several guys in a bar while other guys watch on and cheer. She followed that up with a nude shower scene in Backtrack (also known as Catchfire).
We didn’t her full frontal nudes in Nell but they were definitely welcome. Apart from that, there’s been several photo shoots including one of her when she was only in her teens.
The Accused (1988)
Backtrack / Catchfire (1991)
The Brave One (2007)
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