The Risqué Kate Hudson Magazine Cover That Got Banned From Stores

Kate Hudson isn't afraid to let it all hang out — literally. While many actors will never appear without clothing on camera, Hudson has stripped down in the name of performing. Talking about her nude scenes to The Sun (via Mirror), she said, "I don't have an issue with nudity personally — I think it's great." But, there's one catch. Hudson added, "But I don't want to be on a promo tour and all anyone wants to talk about is my boobs."

Hudson hasn't been shy when it comes to conversations about spicy topics. In a 2022 appearance on "The Jonathan Ross Show," she explained how sex scenes work. She said, "Well, I think that it's so mechanical and there's so many people around. I mean, usually they close the set and you kind of have to talk it out and the boys wear belts." The star is a pro when it comes to shooting explicit scenes, so it's no surprise she felt comfortable posing for a risqué cover shoot — even though it flopped.

Kate Hudson is shameless

In 2019, Kate Hudson walked us through the various InStyle covers she appeared on over the years. In the video, she held up one photo that was incredibly controversial upon its release in 2001. On the cover she sits nude leaning over with her arms and legs crossed to strategically hide private parts of her body. While the image isn't overly explicit, she revealed that it was banned from some stores. Hudson noted, "It was deemed inappropriate." Then, she laughed it off and said, "Whatever, we sold a whole bunch of them!" She continued, "You know, that's when you're sort of like, 'come on!' Not showing anything, you know? I'm just covering everything up."

Hudson has no shame when it comes to posing nude. In fact, the actor actually prefers being naked. In a 2016 appearance on "Conan," Hudson said, "I just find clothes restricting. When I get home, I just want to be naked." So, where does her free-spirited nature come from? The star explained that her mom, Goldie Hawn, felt comfortable being scantily clad during Hudson's childhood.

Kate Hudson has gone nude on Instagram

Kate Hudson's InStyle cover wasn't the only time she's posed without clothing. In June 2016, she posted a silhouette of her naked body on Instagram. And in July 2022, she posted a casual Instagram photo of her topless. The star looked as confident as ever, sipping coffee and looking directly at the camera. Celebrities and fans took to the comments section to praise Hudson's boldness. Janelle Monáe wrote, "I must recreate this. Icon," while Paris Hilton commented with a heart-eye emoji. Yet, there was one person who wasn't a fan of the photo: None other than Hudson's brother Oliver remarked, "Nope."

There's no doubt that Hudson is extremely body positive, and we're here for it! In a 2017 interview on "Conan," she gave her take on the female form. Hudson said, "For me, I really do love the female body. I think it's really beautiful, in all shapes and sizes. The feminine is beautiful. And the way femininity moves is incredible." And Hudson isn't letting societal stigmas about nudity bring her down. By fully embracing her natural self, she inspires others to be proud of their bodies.

Kate Hudson is comfortable in her own skin

Kate Hudson is the first one to admit her body has flaws, but she's still not afraid to bare it all. In her 2010 film, "The Killer Inside Me," the actor had to change the way her body looked in order to be in character. "I hardly recognized myself in this one. I'd gained a little weight. I wasn't working out ... I wanted to look plainer. Not glamorous," she told The Telegraph. Still, she wasn't shy about filming her nude scene with Casey Affleck. "I'm pretty comfortable with my body. I'm imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once," she declared. Hudson credits her parents Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell for her sex-positive attitude. "I felt my parents laid it out for us pretty well. We always had a good perspective about sex."

Hudson is also realistic about her body goals. She told Self in 2014, "I've had insecurities. I can look at a picture of Gisele [Bündchen] all day long and say, 'I'll never have legs that long or lips that big.' You have to honor who you are." The "Almost Famous" star imparts her wisdom in her body-positive book, "Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body." Hudson advises readers that making healthy choices is not about obtaining perfection, but to feel good in one's body. Her wise words: "That's what leads to confidence, to feeling and looking fit, and being pretty happy."