“Alyssa Milano Nudes Are a Blast from the Past”


In a previous post, we linked to this page, which is dedicated to collecting every image of Alyssa Milano naked. There’s no controversy over the movie scenes or her famous skinny dip, but that page also includes several stills which the blogger purports to come from a nude shoot Milano did for the first issue of Bikini magazine (from the publishers of Ray Gun) in 1993.

In reality, the pics do not all come from there. (That would have been a helluva magazine spread!) Thanks to several of our commenters and some old magazines in my own collection, we are now able to identify a source for most of the nudes.

Four of the images did come from that edition of Bikini.  (See the cover here)

These were the first Milano nudes to appear. She would have been 19 at the time, and this edition hit the newsstand two years before the release of Milano’s first film nudity in Embrace of the Vampire or her first TV nudity in an episode of Outer Limits .

The images are authentic, by Milano’s own admission. Alyssa said in an interview:

“I didn’t pose nude for Bikini. I posed nude for a coffee-table book about celebrities and their tattoos, and the money was going to go to pediatric AIDS. But the book never came out and the photographer sold the pictures to Bikini without telling me. I could do nothing because the photographer owned the rights to the pictures.”

That explanation does not seem truthful for two reasons: (1) No tattoos appear in the photos; (2) One blogger says he worked on the photoshoot in the desert, during which Milano was accompanied by her mother, and he was there as an employee of Bikini magazine.

Not that it really matters. They key fact is that the images are authentic.

The next group comes from a 1995 spread in Celebrity Sleuth magazine, volume 8, number 3. (Cover here) The Sleuth chose the 25 sexiest women of 1995, placing Milano in the #2 spot. That was certainly an appropriate rank for her, perhaps even too low, since Milano burned up the screen that year. In our poll for the top nude scenes of 1995, Milano appeared in both the top film scene and the top cable TV scene!

Note that I am not vouching for the fact that all of these pictures really portray Alyssa Milano. The “muddy” ones are obviously consistent with the sepia-toned pics that appeared in Bikini mag, which Milano admitted posing for in the interview cited above, but some of the others seem doubtful, especially the one on the lower left.

Three years later, a third group was published in a French-language gentleman’s magazine called Newlook in their June, 1998 issue. (Cover pictured here.)

This layout represented the first appearance of the color photographs of a woman in Native American gear alleged to be Milano. Newlook did not seem to be completely convinced of their authenticity, since those photos were relegated to the status of tiny inserts, but the editors did also publish a larger (non-nude) image which seemed to be from the same shoot. That particular one portrays a woman wearing a Native American headdress.

Finally, there are two more of those color images. I have been able to determine neither their origin nor their authenticity.

16 thoughts on ““Alyssa Milano Nudes Are a Blast from the Past”

  1. I can verify the Bikini magazine pictures. I was 14 or 15 years old when I heard the news about Alyssa naked in Bikini magazine on Entertainment Tonight or some entertainment news show. Remember this was pre-internet in most households. I can vividly remember going to the mall the following week with my family and seeing the magazine in a book/magazine store. I told my family that I needed to buy a book and that they should go shop without me. I then stared at that magazine for over an hour (and I’m sure made other shoppers uncomfortable). I seered those images in my brain because I never thought I’d see her undressed again. A few years later the Internet became common and most of us pubescent boys don’t have to lurk in the shadows of a mall bookstore to see our celebrity childhood crushes naked anymore.

      1. I can’t explain that nor can i vouch for the cover shown in the link being accurate to the issue Alyssa was in. I can state with 100% certainty that Alyssa’s first nude that I ever saw was in Bikini magazine. I believe it was 1991-1992.

  2. Ditto on Bikini magazine — I clearly remember coming across it in a Barnes & Noble and being surprised to see her on the cover. Wish I had bought the issue!

      1. I’ve never seen the Newlook cover before now, so I must be misremembering the Bikini magazine cover. I definitely saw the issue on a B&N magazine rack, however. The mid- to late-90s were a heyday for independent magazines (and also the last gasp), and I used to browse them regularly at B&N on the weekends.

  3. I saw those photos in celebrity sleuth. Always assumed they were sourced from overseas. I feel like if that magazine existed in the US I would have owned it.

  4. I have that issue. Not all of those images are in the magazine. If I recall correctly, they were the same shoot, but the others were released by the photographer elsewhere.

  5. If it is not too much trouble, could you educate the rest of us ? There are 24 alleged “Bikini magazine” images on this page:


    Can you tell us which ones are really from that issue. (No scanning needed, Consider them numbered from #1 on the top row left to #24 on the bottom row right, and tell us which numbers are truly from that issue.)

    1. There are only 7 images of her in the magazine. The four orange ones on that page, plus 3 more that are completely non revealing, but clearly from the same shoot. The 3 others are not in that group. Makes sense since they are effectively non nude.

  6. I was in my first year of college and totally remember the Bikini magazine coming out and buying and making the bald man cry to it. I didn’t know they came from a ‘coffee table for charity book’ But I can fully vouch that these, not all. It was a good half dozen appeared in the first Bikini magazine. I honestly may still have it in storage somewhere.

  7. The four filtered (sepia?) pics -12,14,16,18 – were absolutely from Bikini; Unfortunately though, that entire layout was maybe 8 images overall, including face closeups. None of the revealing headdress/Indian themed shots were there as I recall, nor was anything full frontal. The only other source I’ve seen these attributed to was Newlook magazine, which would explain the french captioning (a search revealed “issue 177/June 98”), but as I have run across several random scans from this shoot which are not included on that hecklerspray page, It’s hard to say where they all came from.

  8. When did she get her boobs done? Do all the nudes in hecklerspray feature various levels of enhancement or are some the natural state?

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