Hollywood's Hottest Hookers

Entertainment Weekly salutes the world's oldest profession
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2008 12:51 PM CDT

The world's oldest profession has helped many an actor get a leg up in Hollywood—onscreen. With Showtime airing the British hit Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Entertainment Weekly salutes cinema's top 25 sex workers, including:

  • Jane Fonda (Klute): Fonda says she based her Oscar-winning performance on the prostitutes she hired for group sex to satisfy her then-husband.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Basketball Diaries): Novelist/memoirist Jim Carroll personally coached DiCaprio in his breakout role.

  • Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman): Roberts and Garry Marshall transformed what was originally supposed to be a dark, seedy tale into Hollywood's most popular hooker film.
  • Kim Basinger (LA Confidential): Basinger won an Oscar for her performance as a Veronica Lake lookalike call girl.
For the full list, click the link below. (More film stories.)

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