Shailene Woodley Goes Topless to Ditch Her ABC Family-Friendly Image

Shailene Woodley needs everyone to forget about The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Ignoring its awful name, the ABC Family teen soap was extremely popular, despite tons of ridiculous plot lines and melodrama. Now that it's finally over, Woodley is making a serious name for herself in Hollywood, fast. Since her Globe nominated performance in 2011's The Descandents, she has starred in the Sundance favorite The Spectacular Now and was cast in highly sought after roles in Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars. With a promising film career ahead of her, Woodley is showing that she's a grown up by showing some skin. Here are a few other actresses and singers who did topless photo shoots to show the world that they are ready to be taken seriously. [Image: Interview]

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley needs everyone to forget about The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Ignoring its awful name, the ABC Family teen soap was extremely popular, despite tons of ridiculous plot lines and melodrama. Now that it's finally over, Woodley is making a serious name for herself in Hollywood, fast. Since her Globe nominated performance in 2011's The Descandents, she has starred in the Sundance favorite The Spectacular Now and was cast in highly sought after roles in Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars. With a promising film career ahead of her, Woodley is showing that she's a grown up by showing some skin. Here are a few other actresses and singers who did topless photo shoots to show the world that they are ready to be taken seriously. [Image: Interview]

Miley Cyrus

Way back in 2008, when Cyrus was just 15 and still playing Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel, she posed for a Vanity Fair photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz. The photo may not look too racy with just Cyrus' back exposed, but considering her young age and fan-base, it caused quite a stir. Then again, compare this with her new "We Can't Stop" video and she might as well be wearing a turtleneck. [Image: Vanity Fair]

Jessica Biel

For anyone who's forgotten, Biel got her start as the rebellious daughter of a minster on the WB's 7th Heaven. In 2000, she was just 17 and only known as Mary Camden when she posed topless for Gear Magazine. The actress has since said that she regrets it, but if it makes her feel any better, her future husband Justin Timberlake was rocking frosted tips and lots of bandanas in during the same year, so, there. [Image: HD Magazine]

Christina Aguilera

In October of 2002, Aguilera's album Stripped was released and with it her new image. Instead of constantly being compared to the (at the time) innocent Britney Spears, she set herself apart with a much sexier image and raunchier songs. Adding to the transformation was her November '02 Rolling Stone cover, where the then 21-year-old singer was completely nude while a guitar censored everything that needed to be censored for a magazine cover. [Image: Rolling Stone]

Ashley Tisdale

Known for her roles in Disney Channel's High School Musical and The Suite Life of Zach and Cody, TIsdale posed for Allure's annual nude issue in 2011 at the age of 26. In the magazine, she explains her reason for participating in the issue: "Being in this shoot was me saying, 'I'm not just the young girl everybody thinks I am. I'm actually a woman.'" [Image: Allure]