leavinglasvegasThis weekend, Elisabeth Shue returns to the big screen playing Sheriff Julie Forester in Piranha 3D, the must-see gore- and giggle-fest about prehistoric, carnivorous fishes that are released into Lake Victoria, where they feast on barely clothed coeds during spring break. Speaking of sinking teeth into hot chicks, we wouldn't mind taking a bite out of the beautiful blond, who we've had a thing for ever since The Karate Kid (1984). That's why we're taking a look back at Elisabeth Shue's hottest roles. (If you're looking for The Karate Kid on here, we gotta disappoint you: She was over 18 but looked like she was maybe 15—so, you know, our lawyers say it'd be best to avoid posting photos of young girls until the case is settled.) Anyway...enjoy the grown and sexy Shue pics!

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10. LINK (1986)
Character: Jane Chase
Nude? No (but her body double is!)
Hottest Scene: Getting nude for a bath in front of an orangutan butler (yes, you read that correctly). Did we say hottest? We meant "most disturbing."
Complex says: A horror film with a nude woman and a sadistic, manipulative ape? At least it ain't a porno.

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9. MOLLY (1999)
Character: Molly McKay
Nude? Yes
Hottest Scene: Walking into an office meeting completely nude.
Complex says: Shue plays an institutionalized autistic woman who doesn't know any better than to walk into her brother's business meeting naked. We don't know of anything better, either.

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8. THE SAINT (1997)
Character: Dr. Emma Russell
Nude? No
Hottest Scene: Lets a professional thief (Val Kilmer) steal a glimpse at her private parts.
Complex says: Shue plays a scientist working on a formula for cold fusion. We don't know anything about that, but anytime she wants to experiment with sweaty, sticky hot fusion, she knows where to find us.

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7. BLIND JUSTICE (1994)
Character: Caroline
Nude? Yes
Hottest Scene: A nip gets to slippin' while Shue talks to Armand Assante, a nearly blind gunfighter.
Complex says: No matter how much heroic shit a nearly blind gunfighter does, he still misses out on Shue's nip slip. Hearing the twos come out just ain't the same.

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6. HOLLOW MAN (2000)
Character: Linda McKay
Nude? No
Hottest Scene: The Invisible Man (her jealous and obsessive ex) pulls down her panties while she sleeps.
Complex says: If only all male porn stars were invisible.

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5. THE TRIGGER EFFECT (1996)
Character: Annie Kay
Nude? Yes
Hottest Scene: Walking around in a see-through bra and shoving a hand down her pants while talking to her husband, played by Kyle MacLachlan.
Complex says: A blackout causes all sorts of problems in this thriller. Fortunately, we avoid a major one by getting to see Shue's nips before the lights go out.

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4. COUSIN BETTE (1998)
Character: Jenny Cadine
Nude? Yes
Hottest Scene: Having sex while getting chocolate rubbed on her. Sweet!
Complex says: Shue plays a courtesan who helps a bitter spinster get revenge. It's adapted from the 1846 novel by French author Honoré de Balzac. Our balzac much prefers the live-action version where she's naked.

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3. PALMETTO (1998)
Character: Mrs. Donnelly/Rhea Malroux
Nude? No
Hottest Scene: Gets it on with Woody Harrelson against a window.
Complex says: Shue plays a femme fatale—and for us, it's fatale attraction.

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2. COCKTAIL (1988)
Character: Jordan Mooney
Nude? No
Hottest Scene: Goes skinny-dipping by a waterfall. Way to make us a splash!
Complex says: What happens when a loser bartender and a loser waitress meet and get busy on a beach in Jamaica? Everyone gets serviced! (And she gets pregnant. FAIL.)

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1. LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
Character: Sera
Nude? Yes
Hottest Scene: Pouring tequila down her bare breasts so her alcoholic boyfriend can suck it off. Cheers!
Complex says: Shue plays a Vegas hooker who falls for a depressed drunk who's determined to drink himself to death. Rock bottom? Not so bad after all.

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