PETA’s Naked Celebrity Activism

Celebrities from every corner of the entertainment industry have posed in various states of undress in support of PETA’s motto: “Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.”

Beginning in 1989 with the iconic rock band The Go-Go’s, PETA changed the game of celebrity activism by asking famous people to expose themselves in the most vulnerable way and created a campaign that was hard for both the media and the public to ignore.

Since then, the simple message “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” has evolved—and celebrities are now going naked instead of donning wool, leather, or exotic skins as well.

Check out some of the famous faces who have dared to go bare for animals!

1990

The Go-Go’s
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1993

Christy Turlington
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1994

Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger: Beauty is Not About Wearing Someone Else

1995

Kathy Najimy and Todd Oldham
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Melissa Etheridge and Julie Cypher
MelissaEtheridge-JulieCypher

1996

Boss models
bossmodels

1999

Sheryl Lee
Sheryl Lee

2001

Dominque Swain
dominqueswain

2003

Melissa Rivers
melissa-rivers

2004

Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn
ethan-and-jenna

2005

David Cross
David Cross PSA

Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee

Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman PSA

 

Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy

2007

Christina Applegate

Christina Applegate PSA

Joss Stone
joss-stone

Steve-O
steve-o

Eva Mendes
eva menedez ad

Sophie Monk
sophie-monk

Cornelia GuestCornelia Guest Fur PSA

Holly Madison
HOLLY MADISON: I'D RATHER GO NAKED PSA

Mates of State
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Michelle Manhart
Michelle_Manhart_rather_go_naked

2008

Roselyn Sanchez
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Jenna Jameson
Jenna Jameson

Amanda Beard
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Ami James
Ami James PETA Latino PSA

Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simons PETA PSA

Kristen Johnston
kristen-johnston

Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian Would Rather Go Naked

2009

Nia Long
Nia Long Rather Go Naked PSA

Christian Serratos
CHRISTIAN SERRATOS I'd Rather Go Naked PSA (PETA)

Bethenny Frankel
Bethenny Frankel PSA

Karina Smirnoff
Karina Smirnoff PETA Fur PSA

Women of Rick’s Cabaret
Women of Rick's Cabaret PSA

Tony and October Gonzalez
tony-and-october-gonzalez

2010

Jenna Dewan Tatum
jenna-dewan-tatum

Chad Johnson
Chad Ochocinco PSA (Nude)

Susan Holmes-McKagan and Duff McKagan
Duff McKagan and Susan Holmes-McKagan Choose Ink, Not Mink: Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and his wife, Susan Holmes-McKagan, stars of the VH1 reality series Married to Rock pose for a sexy anti-fur ad for PETA

Dave Navarro
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Stephanie Pratt
stephanie-pratt

Sasha Grey
sasha-grey-too-much-sex

2011

Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson: Fur? I’d Rather Go Naked PSA

Bonnie-Jill Laflin
Bonnie-Jill Want My Body PSA (Tame)

Angela Simmons
Angela Simmons PSA

Waka Flocka Flame
wakaflocka-nude

Elisabetta Canalis
Elisabetta Canalis PSA (1)

Willis McGahee
willismcgahee

2012

Olivia Munn

Wendy Williams
wendy-williams

Jona Weinhofen
jona-weinhofen-vegan-naked-psa1[1]

Lisa EdelsteinlisaedelsteinPETA.jpg

Evelyn Lozada
EVELYN LOZADA: I'D RATHER GO NAKED THAN WEAR FUR PSA

2013

Bret Lockett
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Patricia De León
patricia-de-leon

Maggie Q
Maggie Q ad 2013

Adriana de Moura
ADRIANA DE MOURA: COULD YOU LIVE IN A BATHTUB FOR 40 YEARS? PSA

Chilli
tlc-chilli

Sofia Sisniega
Sofia Sisniega: True Beauty Is Cruelty-Free (1)

2014

Laura Vandervoort
Laura Vandervoort: Boycott SeaWorld

2015

Pamela Anderson
pamelaanderson

Marisa Miller
marissamiller

Daniella Alonso
daniella-alonso

D△wn
Dawn: Body by Vegan

2016

Joanna Krupa
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Davey HavokDavey Havok

Alicia SilverstoneAlicia Silverstone-wool

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind