Once upon a time, a lovely child named Taylor Momsen played Cindy Lou Who in 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas,' and later went on to embody the rebellious Jenny Humphrey on 'Gossip Girl.'

But that was then and this is now. These days, Momsen is wearing Crayola eyeliner and baring all in music videos. And she's not even old enough to (legally) drink yet.

Public nudity is not a new thing for Taylor -- as frontwoman for the rock band Pretty Reckless, she's been wearing garter belts and flashing what her mama gave her since before her 18th birthday.

I'm not sure how she pulled that off. My dad wouldn't even let me leave the house with one too many buttons undone on my sweater, and when my dates came to the door, he'd meet them with a shotgun over his shoulder. (He said he wouldn't actually, you know, shoot anyone, but I had my doubts.)

Anyway, questionable parenting aside, the 19-year-old Momsen is now appearing in a video for Pretty Reckless in which she recites the cheerful (they're not cheerful) lyrics from the band's song 'Under The Water' while literally wearing nothing but the latest in raccoon eyes. You see flashes of nudity here and there, but by the end, she goes all out and there's a shadowy full-length shot of her in her altogether.

See, if this had been around when I was a teenager, maybe my low-cut tops wouldn't have seemed so bad by comparison.

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