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Naked celebrity moments: Lady Godiva, Madonna, Favre & more

Brett Favre's in a pickle, accused of sexting photos of his dong to Jenn Sterger, and treating a masseuse like a piece of hanging meat. While fans debate the impact this will have on his career (and his family), we've taken a look at some other naked celebrity career moves.

WARNING: Some of these toe the line between PG-13 and R rated pics. 

Lady Godiva

Centuries before the Boston Tea Party, Lady Godiva was protesting oppressive taxation in Coventry, England. Not by the government, mind you, but by her husband. She nagged him forever about the way he treated his tenants, and he finally promised to ease up on the fiduciary beat down if she rode a horse naked through the streets of Coventry. She did. Career impact: No one's ever heard of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, but we all know his Lady.

Lady Godiva, teabagger
Lady Godiva, teabagger

Visanthe Shiancoe

Bringing new meaning to the term "tight end," the Vike's Visanthe Shiancoe got his junk on national TV when a Fox camera caught him wandering around the locker room after a 20-16 victory over the Detroit Lions. Career impact: More carries and better yardage the following season.

Visanthe Shiancoe, eyed by Brad Childress.
Visanthe Shiancoe, eyed by Brad Childress.

Madonna

Some nude art pics surfaced from back when Madge was a starving student. It was scandalous at the time, but Madonna's reaction was pretty much, "So?" That was the public's reaction, too. Her staged photo book "Sex" and the companion album "Erotica" were commercial flops. Career impact: Most people are pretty uninterested in seeing Madonna naked.

Madonna shrugged.
Madonna shrugged.

 

Vanessa Hudgens

Nude camera phone pics of the "High School Musical" starlet surfaced a few years back. Disney gave her a public spanking but kept her in the stable. Career impact: Negligible. She looks so young. Her career is pretty wholesome An old BF was exploiting her. Fans just stuck their fingers in their ears and sang "Come Back To Me" at the top of their lungs.

Vanessa Hudgens: Disney stuck with her.
Vanessa Hudgens: Disney stuck with her.

Bart Simpson

The possibility of seeing Bart's little doodle in the "The Simpsons Movie" raised a ruckus in pre-release pop culture. But when it came time for the money shot, Matt Groening engaged in an almost perfect strategic cover-up. Career impact: Seriously, dude? Eat my shorts.

Bart Simpson: Doodling
Bart Simpson: Doodling

Tara Reid

Reid had a sloppy drunk nip-slip on the red carpet that revealed she a) shows up to events too drunk to know her strap fell down and b) has Frankenboobs from a series of botched plastic surgeries. Career impact: It's a long way down from "Saved By The Bell" to "Taradise."

Tara Reid: Nipslip.
Tara Reid: Nipslip.

Tyler Bowling

No one actually saw the 22-year-old Lakeville man's package, and perhaps it's for the best. Bowling sued the CBS show "The Doctors" after he says he was tricked into appearing to discuss his pearly penile -- and embarrassing -- papules in front of a studio audience. Career impact: Faded into obscurity, the desired outcome.

Tyler Bowling: Victim of bad bedside manners.
Tyler Bowling: Victim of bad bedside manners.

 

Janet Jackson

Does anyone really believe anymore that Damita Jo's 2004 Supr Bowl "wardrobe malfunction" at the hands of Justin Timberlake was anything more than a naked publicity grab? Maybe. Career impact: "Damita Jo" goes platinum.


Gillian Cooke:

The British bobsledder kept a stiff upper lip after her skin suit popped open and her G-string was revealed for the world to see during the 2010 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Career impact: Cool runnings.

Gillian Cooke: Cool runnings
Gillian Cooke: Cool runnings

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