In 1999, the original American Pie launched an entire generation into puberty–and lustfully leading the charge was busty and leggy Shannon Elizabeth as Nadia, a sex-bomb foreign exchange student from Slovakia. [photo via...]
The classic comedy’s most famous scene (that doesn’t involve pastry) showcases Shannon stripping topless for would-be stud Jason Biggs, while the rest of the gang spies in on them via the then-novel premise of a live webcast. That outrageously funny and overpoweringly arounsing moment still stands as one of cinema’s most perfect mash-up of hilarity and hotness.
With American Pie immediately making Shannon an A-list celeb (and T&A-list sex symbol), this tall drink of Texas heat posed nude in Playboy to promote the movie. She then spent the early 2000s routinely making the rounds of bikini and lingerie spreads in Maxim, Stuff, and FHM.
Mixing big screen parts in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Thirteen Ghosts, Tomcats, and Love Actually with the boob tube, Shannon became a regular on That ’70s Show in 2003. She also provided the likeness and vocals for Bond babe Serena St. Germaine in the 2004 videogame James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing.
But after her original bare bust-out, Shannon never did another nude scene. She even kept covered in the American Pie sequels. In time, she seemed to abandon glamour modeling and even–to a large degree–acting. The reason for the change was what she refers to as her “second career.” Shannon still works regularly in Hollywood, but has also become a winning vixen of Las Vegas as one the greatest celebrity poker players of today.
So let’s all ante up and honor Shannon Elizabeth with a full house of vintage snaps from her stacked deck heyday. There’s no beating her jackpot pair…