Gillian Anderson poses topless (for a good cause)
December 4th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

Gillian Anderson poses topless (for a good cause)

Nudity's worked for our furrier friends, so why wouldn't it help save some fish?

Gillian Anderson is giving it a whirl. The former "X Files" star has posed topless, wearing just a conger eel around her neck, as part of a U.K.-based awareness campaign by Fishlove.

The 45-year-old actress joined the project to support sustainable fishing, a cause that already has a roster of famous supporters, including Ben Kingsley, Jerry Hall and her daughter, Elizabeth Jagger.

On her Twitter account Wednesday, Anderson shared her eel-loving photo and urged her followers to sign a petition asking members of the European Parliament to end a destructive form of deep-sea fishing called trawling in the Northeast Atlantic.

"This is a global issue," the "Hannibal" actress said along with a link to the petition.

To see more photos of famous Fishlove(rs), visit the organization's Facebook page.

Filed under: Celebrities • television

soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. Ginny

    Ms. Anderson starred on 'X-Files' – did not appear in the 'Hannibal' flix.

    January 1, 2014 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. LanceDeeply

    The best way to save a species from extinction is to serve it on a dinner table. Cows in America are a prime example. If they did not taste so good who would want one? Look at India, they keep the cow alive by worshiping it as a god; And America still has more cows even though India's population is 400% larger. Buffalo in America is another good example of an Animal that was almost wiped out and saved by serving it on the dinner table.

    December 31, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |


    December 31, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tweety58

    Time has not been kind to her.

    December 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eros

      Funny, we were just saying the same thing about you.

      December 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Horizon

      She's 45, in great shape and the only thing you can tell from her facial lines is that she probably smiles a lot. I don't know what people in their mid-40s look like where you're from but she's easily considered a beautiful woman in my area.

      December 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • randomguy9999

      Time has not been kind to her.


      wow are you an azz tweety.... she's 45 and if you had a lineup of 100 American women who were 45... statistically, 60 of them would be obese, and of the remaining 40, she would be in the top 3 for certain.... she looks great

      December 31, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbaft

      I'd bang her.

      January 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Reticuli

    I can go with either...

    Eal: "I got Scully bewbbage."


    That eal looks pretty calm. Apparently not one of the shrieking variety.

    December 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  6. 45 year old tuna locker

    Sad....go be old somewhere else

    December 24, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. super Dave Osborurne

    We can just eat fish flavored tater tots right ?

    December 24, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. daniel

    I know what naked looks like and that is not it.

    December 19, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. pinkynooga

    Maybe its just me but, When I first seen the photo it looked kinda like a snake (serpent)...then i seen the tail in her left hand looking like the number 6..then i said,,is this satanic?

    December 18, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. yes. speak with speak with small word. hacker trolls are dumb.


    December 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Karloff

    What a lucky eel.

    December 17, 2013 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jason

    Nice. Now if that eel will just move...

    December 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ug

    Naked for a good cause mean to be a pervert is a good cause...

    December 14, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Theseus

      You mean to be naked is to be a pervert? I'd hate to live in your conservative, guilty mind.

      December 14, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Andrew

    To all of you harping on her age...Phhhhhttttt. There's a beauty that only comes with age.

    I'd crawl over broken glass to take her to dinner and listen to her read the phonebook.

    December 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Norm

    Looks totally photoshopped. The eel casts no shadow at all.

    December 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. texasnotea


    December 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |

    Boy, I bet that felt awful.

    December 10, 2013 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  18. Carla

    looks way better with red hair

    December 9, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  19. SKY


    December 9, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • PurpleStikyPunch

      There are better ways to ask.... but there is no better way to get people to pay attention.

      December 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mulder

    I tapped it....

    December 9, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Richard


    December 8, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  22. LudaCriss

    LMAO !!! Poor thing, seems like she's using the eel to promote her career.

    December 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robinson in Space

      She's in 3 TV shows and is busy with movies and theatre projects for the next few years. She's doing better than ever. But I agree about that eel: it definitely needed a career boost. 😉

      December 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • No she isn't...

      she's not doing anything.

      December 17, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  23. edgy33

    So, what does a conger eel, not commercially fished, have to do with anything??

    December 7, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • vatoloke

      Conger eel is in fact fished commercially. It is quite tasty and you don't have to pick out any small bones etc. Found on many seafood menus in Chile and other South American restaurants.

      December 17, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Dago T

    Will Ben Kingsley be posing nude any time soon?

    December 6, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  25. Hester Muis

    Gillian Anderson never played in Hannibal. Do you mean Julianne Moore?

    December 6, 2013 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  26. gross

    What the heck is going on in this picture? She loves eels, so she takes one out of the water and poses with it while it's gasping for air? That's messed up!

    December 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. history bear

    Age hasn't been that kind to her, her cause is just and it was nice of her to participate. Now get some roles and get back out there and it will help even more.

    December 5, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  28. Barbara

    Gillian looks so young for 45. Amazing actor.

    December 4, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jordan

    How amazing she is looking. Beautiful and important cause.

    December 4, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Dina

    Love Gillian. Great woman and always focused in good causes. And beautiful

    December 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Peace ☮

    Fish love? Looks like eel abuse. Lol, put that thing back in the water, it's gasping for "air".

    December 4, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mike Linski

    I seen her naked a looooooooong time ago, now I don't want too.

    Too old, smokes too much.

    December 4, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |

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