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10 Celebrities That Have Stripped Down For a Rolling Stone Cover

The big news today is that Miley Cyrus will be covering the latest issue of Rolling Stone, and she won’t be wearing much but her skin. However, she’s not the first celebrity to take it off for a Rolling Stone cover, and certainly won’t be the last. 

Rolling Stone has had a few pretty racy covers, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono getting completely naked for the magazine back in 1968. You kids can ask your parents and grandparents all about that controversy. In the 70′s teen heartthrob David Cassidy also took it off for a cover.

The fact of the matter is, sex sells. As long as people are people, they will buy issues with a bit of controversy surrounding  them, and the Miley issue is no exception. So who else took it off for Rolling Stone?


1

Jennifer Aniston (1996)

 
 
 
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Back in 1996 Jennifer Aniston was invading everyone's homes via the television. So when she got on the cover of Rolling Stone that year, she took it off and modeled in a sheet. It's one of the sexiest covers they've ever done.

2

Janet Jackson (1993)

 
 
 
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In the 1980's Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson if you're nasty), was all about attitude. In the 90's she was all about sex appeal. Her cover of the 1993 issue of Rolling Stone totally broke the image of her being Michael's cute baby sister.

3

Mariah Carey (1998)

 
 
 
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Mariah Carey has always been sexy, but she decided to get a little bit racy on her opportunity to cover RS in 1998. Though just from the top up, some well placed hair left little to the imagination.

4

The Red Hot Chili Peppers (1992)

 
 
 
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It was hard to find the Red Hot Chili Peppers in clothes in the 1990's (except for socks). It wasn't all that surprising when they showed up on the cover of RS in next to nothing.

5

Nicole Kidman (1999)

 
 
 
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Nicole was everyone's favorite Australian import back in the 90's, particularly Tom Cruise's fav. She was all about sex appeal, and in 1999 starred in the sexy thriller "Eyes Wide Shut" opposite her husband at the time, Mr. Cruise.

6

Britney Spears (2003)

 
 
 
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Britney was gradually working her way towards a cover like her 2003 one for years. Anyone who has seen the "Slave 4 U" video can attest to. The thing that she did right was that she did it gradually. Miley, study her blue print.

7

Brooke Shields (1996)

 
 
 
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Before she was pushing furniture, Brooke Shields was a big time Hollywood sex symbol. She got her start in the 80's, we all remember those Calvin Klein ads. She left the acting world for a while, and returned in the mid 90's with the sitcom "Suddenly Susan." No way to kick it off like a nude RS cover, right?

8

Lady Gaga (2009, 2010)

 
 
 
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It's not really shocking that Lady Gaga did a stripped down cover for Rolling Stone, she does like to push the envelope (it's kind of her thing). The thing about Gaga is the only person she's looking to top, is herself. So twice in two years? Pretty impressive.

9

Christina Aguilera (2002)

 
 
 
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Who can forget about Christina's "dirty" days. She was better known as X-tina then, and the legendary RS cover that she did will forever live on. You know which one we're talking about. The guitar, and that's it.

10

Madonna (1991)

 
 
 
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The original queen of shock, Madonna rocked the cover of Rolling Stone back in 1991. Come one, Madonna was all about shock in the early 90's. So her RS cover was simply another days work for her.

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