The nude career of Kristin Scott Thomas

A recent post of Kristin generated a level of interest that was surprising to me, so I started digging deeper into her career. In viewing the complete scope of her nudography, I was truly surprised at how often her lush growth of pubic hair had made a screen appearance. She did lower frontal nudity in The English Patient (1996), Le Bal du Gouverneur (1990), Agent Trouble (1987), Body and Soul (1994), An Unforgettable Summer (1994 – a true nudity classic), and very briefly in Bitter Moon (1992). I suppose there may be pubic hair somewhere in that scene from Love and Confusion (1997), but it is too love-struck and confusing for me to decide. The lower frontal group encompassed her career from age 27 to about age 36 or 37.

In addition, twelve other films made an appearance on the list below, with nudity ranging from one or two frames of nipple exposure (In Your Hands, 2010 and Arsene Lupin, 2004), to “I have no idea, but … something” (Love and Confusion, 1997), to a probable body double (Les Cyclades, 2023), all the way to multiple lengthy sex scenes (Partir, 2009).


Under the Cherry Moon (1986)

Allegedly from an open matte version

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Agent Trouble (1987)

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Force Majeure (1989)

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Framed (1990)

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Le Bal du Gouverneur (1990)

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Bitter Moon (1992)

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Body and Soul (1994)

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The Pompatus of Love (1994, scene deleted fromn the film)

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An Unforgettable Summer (1994)

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The English Patient (1996)

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Love and Confusion (1997)

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Random Hearts (1999)

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Arsene Lupin (2004)

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Chromophobia (2004)

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Partir (2009)

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Crimes of Love (2010)

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In Your Hands (2010)

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Les Cyclades (2023)

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14 thoughts on “The nude career of Kristin Scott Thomas

  1. And very nice pubic hair it is. I am grateful she was comfortable enough to reveal it. I have always liked the way she looks. And she is an excellent actress.

  2. I always get a kick out of the typo “public hair,” since if you can tell what it looks like, it IS “public hair.”

    1. I wanted to open a barber shop and call it “Public Hairs.”

      Unfortunately, I never learned how to cut hair.

  3. The frequency with which she did lower frontal nudity is interesting, especially since so many actresses of her era had been reluctant to do so. I wonder if it was perhaps an attempt to distract from her modestly sized breasts, which were also well exposed?

  4. Could have done nudity even earlier in the 80’s, if being in that Prince bomb Under the Cherry Moon hadn’t almost killed her career in the cradle

      1. Other than those tiny thumbnails, are those found in any other source? Are there any larger ones?

        I’m inclined to think those are legit. One message board contains a poster saying that he saw the topless scene when he watched the film on TV in the UK. Another responded that it could be so, because TV broadcasts are often open matte versions, and those often show portions of the visuals above and below the framing intended for theatrical projection.

        And those thumbnails do match up perfectly with actual frames in the film.

        If those postage stamp images exist and are legit, there must be larger versions somewhere. But where?

        1. Also very common for actress’ nudity to be cut out of US versions and left in European versions. Even Yellowstone did that with one topless scene recently.

          1. As far as I can tell, there is no known, published version in any country with intact nudity. I think the only possible explanation is that an open matte version was shown on British TV. Still, if we have those three frames, they have to come from somewhere. They certainly don’t seem to be photographs of somebody’s TV screen, so there’s an open matte print somewhere that can be captured, but nobody seems to know where that might be. The BBC or somebody in the UK must have possessed one at one time in order to air it, but nothing seems to have surfaced except those three cropped frames. I don’t know the original source of those.

            I’d love to see that open matte version. I’d especially love to see it in color. Apparently the whole film was shot in color, then transferred to B&W, but the location of the original footage seems to be a mystery, and has never surfaced.

            If the film had not been such a notable bomb, we would probably now have access to some kind of deluxe edition with multiple versions, but I suppose the potential publishers probably figure “why bother?”

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