Demi Moore nude in Spanish Penthouse

The images were published in Spanish Penthouse in March of 1981, under the name of Vivianne Pollentier.

Not all of the early images are from that same issue, given that at least one is captioned in German, probably from the September, 1983 edition of German Playboy.

There is some controversy about the notorious open-leg shot with the enormous bush. There is one version where the hair does not cover her so completely, and another with a massive bush covering everything. Either way, she had a lush tangle of hair. I don’t know the back story, but this one is an untouched scan straight from the Spanish Penthouse, and it matches the less-hairy version. I don’t know where the ultra-hairy one came from, or why it exists.

Demi has tried to contain the internet presence of these pics by claiming she was underage at the time. That is the usual pretext that people use when they don’t want other people to see certain images, but in this case it may be true. One thing certain is that she was no older than 18, because she was only 18 years and four months old when the Spanish Penthouse hit the newsstands, so either she was 17 in the photoshoot or had just turned 18, because there is obviously a time-lag between posing and publication. (The Spanish text accompanying the photos says that her fictional alter ego, Vivianne Pollentier, was 23, and born in Lyon!)


She was a married woman when those pics appeared in Spanish Penthouse. Wikipedia says she wed Freddy Moore on February 8, 1981, when Demi was barely 18. Other sources say they were married in 1980, but the 1981 wedding date is probably the correct one. We assume that Demi posed for those shots at some time in late 1980, and she is wearing an engagement ring in the photoshoot, but no wedding band.

Her 1978 yearbook says she was a sophomore, so she was in the class of 1980 and would have graduated at about 17 and a half. If she had stayed in school, it probably would have been just after graduation when she posed for those photos.

7 thoughts on “Demi Moore nude in Spanish Penthouse

  1. Her Blame it on Rio side by side toplessness with Michelle Johnson almost compares to the poor girl sitting next to Jennifer Connelly in Hot Spot. Jennifer even completely outshone the not exactly nonboobalicious Virginia Madsen in that one.

  2. The darker bush just looks like a difference in the brightness level of the image. The one with less brightness makes it harder to see. Her age being either 17 or 18 means nothing. Posing nude under 18 is 100% legal as are the pictures. Only actual hard-core porn is illegal under 18. The Supreme Court was very clear on this. Brooke Shields was more nude in Pretty Baby when she was 12 than Demi is here. Traci Lords caused problems because she was doing hard-core porn when she was under 18.

    1. According to the DoJ:

      “Notably, the legal definition of sexually explicit conduct does not require that an image depict a child engaging in sexual activity. A picture of a naked child may constitute illegal child pornography if it is sufficiently sexually suggestive. Additionally, the age of consent for sexual activity in a given state is irrelevant; any depiction of a minor under 18 years of age engaging in sexually explicit conduct is illegal.”

      Per that, if Demi was 17, the spread-legged pic would constitute illegal child pornography since it is sexually suggestive, and therefore meets the legal definition of sexually explicit conduct.

      1. Given that, it seems unwise to link to those photos on the remote chance she might have been 17 at the time.

        I remember seeing Blame It on Rio as a horn-dog teen, and was all about Michelle Johnson. Looking back at Demi Moore, she was definitely a looker.

        1. According to Wikipedia, Michelle Johnson “required the permission from a judge to appear nude in the film” because she was 17 when it was being filmed.

          I agree with Scoop that Demi’s spread open pose would likely be considered sexually explicit and therefore illegal if she were under 18 when the photo was taken. But I don’t think there would be any legal liability for linking to 40-year-old published photos because there isn’t any definitive evidence she was under age. The fact that they were published in Penthouse is a good reason to believe she was 18.

          Just out of curiosity, how many people think she was more attractive with her natural breasts than with the implants? I definitely think she was.

          1. I agree.

            I found her most attractive in that rom-com she did with Rob Lowe and Jim Belushi (About Last Night?). I found her least appealing in that post-implant Striptease movie with Burt Reynolds.

    2. Absolutely.
      Blame in on Rio, St Elmo’s Fire, About Last Night (actually an adaptation of David Mamet’s play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago)…
      She was gorgeous.
      The moment silicone arrived… meh

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