Emily Ratajkowski

Wicked Frames

Words: Florian Obkircher
Photo (right): Jeff Kravitz / Kontributor / Getty Images

Part two of our ten hottest super model cameos in music video history, covering the years 2003 to 2015.

1. The White Stripes – “I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself”, 2003

MODEL: Kate Moss

INFO: The concept couldn’t be any simpler and shows that all you really need for a good music video is a pole and a beautiful woman. Legend has it that Hollywood film director Sofia Coppola, after agreeing to direct the video for the blues rock duo’s cover version of the Burt Bacharach classic, was asked by Jack White for her initial idea and Coppola replied, “I don’t know - how about Kate Moss doing a pole dance?” Brilliant idea. How else would we have found out about Moss’ astonishing stripper qualities?

CLIMAX: 1:58, when Kate starts spinning around the pole, faster and faster, shaking her hair.

2. Rihanna – “Te Amo”, 2010

© RihannaVEVO // YouTube

MODEL: Laetitia Casta

INFO: Surely, RiRi is no stranger to sexy music videos, from raunchy clip for Rockstar 101 to the self-explanatory S&M clip. But with this one she hit the nail on the head. All you need to know is, the last two scenes are Rihanna and Casta in PVC bondage outfits kissing on a bed in a darkened room, and then at a burning table, looking away from each other. Any more questions?

CLIMAX: 1:49, when Laetitia and Rihanna start kissing on the table. It’s a tough one though, this one is oozing with sexiness!

3. Usher – “Dive”, 2012

© UsherVEVO // YouTube

MODEL: Chanel Iman

INFO: Say what you will about Usher, but the man knows how to make music to make love to. How well that works, he himself shows us in this video.  The setting, a luxury yacht, is very presentable and so is his counterpart, Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman. Even though the boat seems to sink as water is gushing in, Usher can’t keep his hands off her. But how could you hold that against him?

CLIMAX: 2:13, when Usher and Chanel get down.

4. Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines”, 2013

© robin castaing // YouTube

MODEL: Emily Ratajkowski

INFO: After being on the site for just under one week, the unrated version of the video was removed from YouTube, citing violations of the site’s terms of services (it’s back now). Fair enough, the three models in the video wear nothing but skin-coloured G-strings. Asked about the video, Thicke responded: “We tried to do everything that was taboo. Bestiality, drug injections, and everything that is completely derogatory towards women.” And he didn’t lie…

CLIMAX: 1:12, when Emily does the silliest of all her hilariously silly dances in this video.

5. Sia – “Fire Meets Gasoline”, 2015

© SiaVEVO // YouTube

MODEL: Heidi Klum

INFO: Even though it’s presented as a music video on YouTube, Sia herself said that to her it’s a lingerie commercial to which she licensed a song. The woman behind the promoted lingerie line is Heidi Klum, so we don’t complain, especially as Heidi presents the undergarment herself when she gets romantic with Game of Thrones actor Pedro Pascal.

CLIMAX: 2:48, when Heidi sits by the window of her country house, heavily promoting her Heidi Klum Intimates collection.

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