One of my favorite women’s tennis players of all time is Steffi Graf, who celebrated her 40th birthday this week. Thanks to her bullet-like forehands and unparalleled athleticism, Graf was as dominant in her era as any women’s player in history.
But of course as a teenager, all I remember were those unbelievable legs. My god, what a body. Safe to say back then I wasn’t the only Steffi fan who rarely came up for air. (What’s this schnozz you speak of?)
So with Graf’s big 4-0 upon us this week, I set out to comb the interwebs for some fine photos of her. And what I found was, ahem, a little shocking.
(Early ’90s Graf inspiration for Sacha Cohen’s Bruno?)
Turns out there are a ton of nude photos of Graf posted on the web. Nipple slips, candid nudes on the beach, and about a bajillion unflattering upskirt shots on the court. There so many nudes that you almost wonder if some of them are fake. (No, that’s not what I meant - they’re real.)
(Graf nipple slip or wigged out Andy Dick making it at Missie B.’s?)
Anwway, most of the shots look to be from cheesy European tabloids whose photographers had not yet discovered the wonderment that is White Balance.
My absolute favorite? A nude Steffi toweling off outdoors next to her bloated, beached father Peter - who looks like an extra from Casino.