On Tuesday, Halle Berry received a Golden Globe nomination for playing the oldest role on the pole: the Stripper with the Heart of Gold. (Her stripper in Frankie and Alice also has multiple personalities, which is a much rarer phylum of movie exotic dancer.) Flinty and highly flexible, these women say stop where the hooker cannot, but what sadness hides behind their brusque attitude and thong full of ones? We decided to survey and rank film's most memorable strippers on a heart scale of stone to gold. (Note: We only included dramatic strippers, not comedic — sorry, Demi Moore and Heather Graham! — as, by definition, those in humorous roles normally have a lighter, kinder side.)
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