Getting to enjoy Keira Knightley naked in Colette was a pleasant bonus. I couldn’t call it a surprise. I mean, the movie was famous for having a very brief but rather satisfying Keira Knightley nude scene, but it was famous for something else too. Now, it’s not often that a nude scene from a more famous star gets overshadowed by one from a less well-known actress in the same movie (although the inverse is an infamously frequent tragedy), but this film is an exception to that. Colette hosted not only the nude debut of Eleanor Tomlinson, but also what remains her only nude scene to date.
The Eleanor Tomlinson nude scene will get my full attention very soon. Or, realistically, if you’re not reading this post just very shortly after it’s been posted, it’s probably already been attended to. Look out for clickable links to enjoy that. Here, though, we will be focusing specifically on the footage we got of Keira Knightley topless. Just a quick note before we begin: Colette is by no means the only time we’ve seen Keira Knightley nude on screen, but it is the last as I write and will likely remain so. The Pirates of the Caribbean actress is presumed to have done one more nude scene after this one – namely 2019’s The Aftermath.
The apparent Keira Knightley nude scene in The Aftermath has been confirmed by the actress herself to have been the work of a body double. Her reasoning was given as not wanting to show her body after having children. I suspect that it was more to do with the sexual nature of the nudity in The Aftermath on the basis of the English actress’ first daughter being born in 2015, whereas filming for Colette began in 2017. Or perhaps it was a pregnancy thing with reference to her second child.
Further supporting this theory is the fact that the Keira Knightley lesbian sex scenes in Colette actually don’t show any nudity from her. Believe me; I scrubbed through them frame by frame to make sure. So when do we see Keira Knightley naked in the movie then? Her character, the eponymous Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, is on stage and gets her dress ripped open as part of the play (or accidentally; who knows?), exposing one of her tits as she stands frozen, cheesing at the audience while they all get an eyeful. Where the hell do all of these lewd stage shows happen? Why do I never see this in real life? Truly, life is cruel, but we can make it just a little less cruel by enjoying the lovingly color corrected gallery of Keira Knightley nude in Colette below.