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Last updated: August 1, 2000

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CASE #271 - This fake of Britney Spears has been offered for sale on the Ebay auction site which makes it a bit unusual. And it isn't a nude, which is even more unusual. The artist did a lot of work around her face, so we couldn't just use the head shot as sufficient proof. We had to create Wanted Poster #49 to find the body shot, and Dean Adams and "AFX2000" supplied it within a few hours. We thank them for their assistance. Britney's neck seems too short, and the fake shows a lot of retouching work. That cost a lot of points.

CASE #270 - This fake of Grace Kelly has been around for a couple years or more, but we haven't been able to find the head shot to expose it. We don't know if anyone actually fell for this scam, and we've always considered it to be a fairly obvious fake and not very well done. When people started asking about it again, The Fake Detective decided it was time to expose it. We created Wanted Poster #47 and got an almost immediate response from "Frodo", who provided the head shot. We thank "Frodo" for his assistance.

CASE #269 - This fake of Wendie Malick (from "Just Shoot Me") may not have fooled many people, but when The Fake Detective was asked about it he figured it could be a good illustration of the increasingly popular faker's technique of making part of a celebrity's picture semi-transparent and putting part of someone else's body under it to make it seem that you can see through the celebrity's clothes. In this situation, the faker also provided a false text to explain the picture, but misspelled Wendie's name, so it isn't very convincing. Other mistakes just made it worse - like forgetting to allow the new background to be seen though the crook in her arm. Tsk tsk.

CASE #268 - This fake of Natalie Portman shouldn't really fool anyone, but we've been asked about it many many times. Apparently, since Natalie was caught topless by a paparazzi photographer on the Caribbean island of St. Barts, some people think that she might also pose for the cover of Hustler Magazine. That's a big leap in logic. The fake was created by a well-known faker who calls himself "Fireman", but the version of the fake that we're asked about most often is smaller, so you can't easily read the signature on her arm, and the signature of his faker group "The Pooporazzi" is trimmed off.

CASE #267 - This fake of Kate Winslet fooled The Fake Detective, not because he thought it was real, but because he thought it was someone else - a "look-alike". He may have been thrown off by the fact that theface on the fake seems to be shortened a bit. It wasn't until a fan insisted that it was Kate's face that we looked around for the real head shot and quickly found it. The individual strands near the part in her hair are identical, as are the eyes, so there's no doubt about it. The fake has been in circulation for years and has apparently fooled a lot of people, so it's time to make a case file of it.

CASE #266 - This fake of Drew Barrymore is another example of a magazine printing an altered picture to conform to American tastes. In this one, however, the changes are really skillfully done. When Detlef Wirsing sent us large, sharp copies of both pictures, we realized we had another fake in our collection. The picture that shows the nipple hidden by the wrestler's hand is in wide distribution. We had never seen the version that shows the nipple before, but when one picture is laid over the top of the other it becomes clear that only the sumo wrestler's left hand has been altered. It's been moved forward and upward to cover Drew's right nipple - creating a hand that is very large and has an immense little finger - but it is still a very well done "professional" fake.

CASE #265 - This fake of Jennifer Lopez was altered before being printed in the Sept./Oct. issue of Notorious Magazine. Because the picture scanned from the magazine was in wide circulation on the Net, we never bothered to examine it closely. But then someone showed us the real picture and asked if a nipple had been added to create a fake. It was immediately evident that we'd had a fake in our collection, and the picture showing the nipple and part of the right arm was the real version. The magazine had not only sloppily smudged out the nipple to conform with American tastes, but they had also trimmed and reshaped some of Jennifer's famous ample butt to create another questionable bit of fakery.

CASE #264 - This fake of Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been around for many years, and while it's not a very good nor very unusual fake, it has fooled many people and is in many collections of "real" pictures. The Fake Detective originally thought it was a look-alike, but "Just Leif" found the body shot in a magazine. Because he didn't have a scanner, we had to create Wanted Poster #43 to find someone who could scan it for us. "Big Earl" was able to do that, and we thank both of them for their assistance in helping us to finally close this old case file.

CASE #263 - This fake of Jennifer Love Hewitt is signed by the faker, which usually means we won't bother to expose it, but this faker is not well-known and his signature can't be distinguished from the logo of a typical scanner. So, people can't tell if it's a fake or not just by the signature. And, except for the misspelling of Ms Hewitt's name, it's not a fake that is so badly done or far-fetched as to be unbelievable for other reasons. Putting the face behind the hand demonstrates a lot of expertise at the art of fakery.

CASE #262 - This fake of Christina Ricci shouldn't have fooled anyone, since it's clearly a video capture and everyone would know if she had done a nude scene in any movie. But many people still asked about it. It's a video capture from her movie "The Opposite Of Sex" expanded to include someone else's breasts below the original frame of the picture. In it's way it is somewhat believable as well as being a bit unusual.

CASE #261 - This fake of Vanna White has fooled quite a few people, but The Fake Detective has seen enough pictures of Vanna in semi-transparent lingerie to know that she doesn't dye all of her hair blonde. While we've had the real picture in our files for awhile, we've been reluctant to close this case because the red panties look a bit fake, too. We're probably just being paranoid when we worry if someone may have painted panties on the fake to create another fake - and the real picture with Vanna wearing the real panties may still be on the Web somewhere.

CASE #260 - This fake of Denise Richards has fooled many people, and we've been asked about it many times. But it's probably just wishful thinking, since, as far as we know, Denise has never posed for any real nude photographs. It's just a basic composite fake with Denise's head pasted on the body of some nude model, but it's in many collections as being real.

CASE #259 - This fake of Alanis Morissette apparently fooled a lot of people, probably because Alanis has feigned nudity in at least one of her music videos, but it's just a basic composite fake. The head shot was flipped in order to making the lighting match the body shot.

CASE #258 - This fake of Charlize Theron fooled The Fake Detective. Charlize has posed for similar nude shots which were printed in Playboy and which are in wide circulation on the Internet, so there was no reason to question this fake. But we thank Hansen Smith for questioning it and assisting us in exposing it. The fake is nicely done and totally believable, but the question still remains: Why would anyone create a fake like this when there are better real shots around?

CASE #257 - This fake of Natalie Imbruglia may not be fooling many people, but we still get asked about it because people want to point out that the image in the mirror is not reversed. The faker did excellent work in replacing Natalie's body with someone else's, but apparently reversing the mirror image was just too much work and he didn't bother with it.

CASE #256 - This fake of Margaret Colin is being exposed mainly to point out the signature of an excellent faker who calls himself "LaGrange-5", but also because Ms Colin is one of our favorite actresses, because she has never posed nude, and because this fake vividly illustrates why fakers enjoy their work. We are frequently asked about many of the hundreds of fakes that LaGrange-5 has created, and we hope that by pointing out his signature everyone will more readily recognize it and know his pictures are all fakes.

CASE #255 - This fake of Sarah Michelle Gellar (and her costar Alison Hannigan) shouldn't fool anyone, since the expressions on their faces certainly do not match with such a prankish pose. But the well-known faker who signs his work as "Sparky" seems to fool a lot of people with his excellent fakes. We're exposing this one mainly to point out an example of Sparky's work in hopes that more people will remember his signature and, as a result, fewer people will be fooled by him.

CASE #254 - This fake of Fiona Apple is a fairly typical fake, and there isn't much unusual about it - except for the subject. Most people are fooled simply because they don't really know whether Fiona would actually pose for a picture like this or not. There's no reason to believe that she would. If she did, there would probably be a lot more such pictures around. There aren't, so apparently she doesn't.

CASE #253 - This fake of Alicia Silverstone was a topic of discussion from the moment it first appeared on the Net. Most assumed it wasn't real, but a debate raged over whether it was a composite fake or a "look-alike". After careful examination, it seemed clear to The Fake Detective that only parts of Alicia's face were used to create the fake, but when the real head shot was placed next to the fake, many didn't accept it and still believed it was a look-alike not a composite fake. So, the real body shot had to be found in order to prove it and close this case. We thank "Doc" for providing the body shot.

CASE #252 - This fake of Amy Grant would have passed us by completely if "Metron" had not pointed it out to us. Since the fake only shows a glimpse of panty-hose, we wonder why anyone would go to the time and trouble to create such a fake. But, obviously, there are some who will go to any lengths to fool people and to create titillating fakes of their favorite celebrities. With paparazzi on the lookout for such shots and snapping away at every public event, we just assumed that one of them got lucky. This one isn't real, but it's a wonder that no real pictures like this have shown up anywhere.

CASE #251 - This fake of Christina Ricci is fooling a lot of people and seems to be on a lot of web sites. However, it's just a fairly small black-and-white fake - although nicely done and more believable than most. We thank "XMarksTheSpot" for helping us find the real picture.

CASE #250 - This fake of Christina Applegate fooled us - for awhile. At first we thought it was from Christina's new show "Jesse", where she frequently wears clothes that show nipple bumps. Even when people told us it was from "Married With Children", we didn't see any real reason to believe that the picture was a fake. But, when "Noidguy" showed us other video captures from the same scene, it became clear that the original capture is a fake - even though it is sharper and clearer than the real video captures. The nipple bumps don't show up even slightly on any of the real captures, and we haven't seen any other captures from this scene that show nipple bumps, so we have to conclude that the first picture is a fake.

CASE #249 - This fake of Kathie Lee Gifford is a very close call. Is it really a fake? We know that Kathie Lee did appear on her show in a dress that displayed her nipple bumps very clearly. (She's done it many times, but this was probably the most visible instance.) But did the "faker" merely adjust the color to make her areolas more visible on the "fake", or did he actually retouch the photograph to enhance the areolas? It's very difficult to tell. Either way, people watching her show did not see what is shown in the "fake".

CASE #248 - This fake of Winona Ryder has been around for years, and we've been asked about it many times. But it's a difficult fake to prove to be a fake, even when seen side by side with the real picture. The faker must have spent hours moving the left arm and changing the position of the fingers on the right hand, as well as the expression on Winona's face, just to make it look like a different shot from the same photo shoot. However, careful evaluation - particularly as done by "Blue Dragon" - shows that body parts were digitally moved without altering angles or the connected body parts. But "the smoking gun" evidence is the early version of the fake distributed before the facial expression was changed. Having two separate fakes that show movement of some parts of the body without any movement of the hair or water or shoulders or the rest of the body makes them fakes "beyond a reasonable doubt".

CASE #247 - This fake of Russian figure skater Oksana Baiul is in wide circulation, and we've been asked by many people to expose it - even though the fake is nearly always shown side by side with the real picture. Many people have sent us the fake together with the original (plus other originals from the same Esquire Magazine photo shoot used to create other fakes). The Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda also sent them to us and urged us to expose the fake. We remained reluctant, since we didn't think anyone was really fooled, but then Fox TV also brought it to our attention during an interview for a special about ice skaters, we finally decided it was worth a Case File. We don't know how many people have been actually fooled by the fakes, but a lot of people really want us to point out that Oksana Baiul does not pose in the nude.

CASE #246 - This fake of Linda Thorson brings back memories for a lot of people who might also be hoping that the picture is real. It's not. Linda played "Tara King", who was the replacement for Diana Rigg's "Emma Peel" on "The Avengers". It's a very good fake and just the right pose for those with good memories of what they actually saw and what they wished they had seen back in 1968 and 1969.

CASE #245 - This fake of Gwyneth Paltrow seems to be fooling a lot of people, probably because it's a very subtle fake. Gwyneth has done nude scenes in movies; she's posed in racy lingerie; there are candid totally nude photographs of her taken by paparazzi using telescopic lenses; and she's worn nearly transparent dresses to public functions; but, in spite of all that, she's still another actress who has apparently never actually posed in the nude for still photographs - even to this degree. As fuzzy as that line may be, most actresses still do not cross it.

CASE #244 - These fakes of Claudia Christian are fairly new to the Internet but might easily fool people who assume they are all from a single photo shoot. There are 20 pictures in the series created by the faker known as "Guntcher", and most are very well done. Unlike a similar "strip tease" series exposed as Case #166, these fakes were distributed as individual pictures, making it easier for one picture to be used as "proof" that another picture is real. None are. They just demonstrate that no rule for detecting fakes works every time.

CASE #243 - - This fake of Sarah Michelle Gellar continues to fool people, and we keep getting asked about it. The nipple is just painted on, and the faker didn't even do a very good job of it. But the fact that it is a video capture of a scene where the "nipple slip" might have happened apparently make this fake more believable that it should be. We thank "RichieH" and "Gandalf" for helping us find the real video captures.

CASE #242 - This fake of Sarah Michelle Gellar has fooled a lot of people even though the nipple is just too visible - particularly the areola. Moreover, under close inspection, the fake nipple bump seems to have a different bit pattern than the rest of the dress, and it's also a slightly different color. Plus there's the fact that SMG seems to be wearing a strapless bra, which makes it's unlikely that the shape of her left areola would appear so clearly. For some reason, there is also a fake in circulation that has the real nipple bump smoothened out. We thank "CylnZ" and "Spy" for helping us find the original, unaltered picture. This type of fake - where just a nipple outline is added - is becoming a very common form of fakery.

CASE #241 - This fake of Christina Applegate is actually four video captures from a faked movie clip that probably contains dozens of individual movie frames. While we've exposed fake "animated gif" movies before as Cases #232 and #235, this is an example of a higher level of movie fakery. Animated gifs may have as few as 5 frames per second, while a real movie usually has 24 frames per second. With that number of frames to change, we can only imagine the amount of work required to create a fake movie - even one that lasts only a few seconds. And on some of the others it was necessary to find a "body shot" clip that would correctly match the "head shot" clip for as long as 10 seconds - and then to extract the body shot from the rest of the scene before placing it over the celebrity's body. That can't be easy. So far, we've seen only about a half dozen such movies, but they are undoubtedly the first of many to come. We picked this one for a Case File because it is the least pornographic of the bunch, and we thank "LegMan" for his assistance.

CASE #240 - This fake of Sarah Michelle Gellar is just too good. We don't even know how the tank top was made to appear transparent while still retaining the pattern in the material. However it was done, it was excellently done. We congratulate the unknown faker for this one. The belly button and curves of the stomach are truly amazing examples of fakery. For further analysis, click here

CASE #239 - This fake of Salma Hayek is excellent - almost flawless - and it's easy to understand how it can fool people. Only the fact that The Fake Detective had never seen any similar pictures of Salma before caused him to investigate. It's really an impressive job.

CASE #238 - This fake of Patricia Arquette fooled many people, but The Fake Detective immediately recognized the signature of "Zeke", a well-known faker who has created hundreds of fakes. We decided to expose this fake in hopes that people will begin recognizing his signature. It's also an excellent example of fakery. How he put the body behind the mesh is anybody's guess, but it undoubtedly took a lot of effort. We thank "Zeke" for his assistance with this case.

CASE #237 - This fake of Renee O'Connor (from "Xena The Warrior Princess") is being exposed to illustrate three points about fakery: First, the faker "Fredd38" has signed his work, which is supposed to identify it to everyone as a fake. Second, on this fake he followed a growing trend of blending his "signature mark" into the fake; he placed it on the sleeve of the T-shirt which might make it less noticeable. Third, "Fredd38" is a prolific faker who has created dozens of fakes - maybe even hundreds - and we constantly get asked about many of them. So, by showing his mark, we're hoping that people will begin to recognize his signature and know that any picture that includes the "Fredd38" mark is almost certainly a fake.

CASE #236 - This fake of Annabeth Gish has been in wide circulation for years, and it is the only picture of "Annabeth" in many collections. But, she's not Annabeth. The Fake Detective became suspicious when it seemed that the only picture of Annabeth Gish in circulation was a nude. We thank "Xmarksthespot" for making the identification. The woman is actually Marguerite Empey, a Playboy Playmate of the Month from May of 1955 and February of 1956. Someone just put Annabeth's name on the picture. Since that requires neither talent nor imagination, we rank this type of fakery very low.

CASE #235 - These fakes of Cheryl Ladd are from another animated gif "movie" (see Case #232) created by digitally altering a series of images taken from a real video clip. It didn't take much technique to eliminate Cheryl's almost invisible pink bikini, but we give points for originality and effort. It's still one of the first of this type of fake that we've seen. We thank "Sockpuppet" for his assistance in helping us find the original images.

CASE #234 - This fake of Catherine Zeta-Jones is one of several we've been asked about. The Fake Detective chose to expose it because it's the most believable of the bunch. It's a fairly routine fake, but while the faker did a good job of time removing her bra strap, her nipple just looks too small or too faked.

CASE #233 - This fake of Madonna has been in circulation for years, and we've avoided exposing it, since it isn't the type of fake we like to deal with. However, because of Madonna's book "Sex", a lot of people think this picture could be real. It's not. It's just a picture of a look-alike with a mole painted on to make her look more like Madonna. By exposing this fake, we hope to avoid being asked about it every time someone posts it to some newsgroup or web site.

CASE #232 - These fakes of Michelle Pfeiffer are from an "animated gif" movie. The artist took a series of video captures and modified many of them to create a short fake "movie", one of the first we've seen. It must have taken the artist a lot of time and effort to modify each of the images, and we give him points for his efforts. It makes us wonder if this fake could be a sign of a coming New Age of Fakery involving movies. The only thing preventing it is the amount of time and effort involved - but some people apparently have the time to spend on altering many individual images to create a fake "movie". We thank "deNada" for his assistance on this case.

CASE #231 - This fake of Barbara Eden has been in circulation for at least a year, and the Fake Detective keeps getting asked about it. With all the real "Oops!" pictures around, it's easy to see why this one could be believed. However, it's just another fake.

CASE #230 - This fake of Janet Jackson is very well done, and it's easy to see how it can fool a lot of people. The artist did an excellent job of adding the breasts of someone else into a picture of Janet and blending the skin tones almost perfectly. However, real nudes of Janet Jackson are very rare, which made this one immediately suspicious to The Fake Detective.

CASE #229 - These fakes of Gillian Anderson are very unusual and have fooled many people. The artist took two pictures of some unknown woman photographed in an office setting (wearing clothes that Gillian Anderson might wear) and pasted on two different head shots of Gillian taken at an autograph session. The results are two pictures that seem to verify each other. It is easy to see why they have fooled so many people. But both pictures are just very good fakes. you can check out the original body shots here.

CASE #228 - This fake of Mariah Carey had The Fake Detective rolling on the floor laughing. Heís very sensitive to heads that are too small. It doesnít look all that strange to the rest of us, but to FD it looks like "sheís been to a head shrinker". However, we all agree that the artist did a nice job of turning the entire fake into sepia tones.

CASE #227 - This fake of Shania Twain is somewhat believable - enough to see why some people are fooled by it. At least the faker didnít paint the nipple onto the part of the breast that was already visible and make her look deformed. Instead, he digitally moved the edge of her neckline down a bit so he could paint the nipple in the right place. That makes this fake better than average.

CASE #226 - This fake of actress Judith Light has been around for years and has fooled many people. Itís fairly well done, but there seems to be something missing where her right ear meets her jaw line. A crease in the neck might have helped. Weíve had the head shot for a long time, but when we were once again asked about this fake, we decided it was time to make a Case File of it.

CASE #225 - These fakes of Dr. Laura Schlessinger (a conservative radio talk show host) were probably inevitable once the real nudes of her appeared on the Net and she went to court to file an injunction to try to stop their distribution. Supposedly, Dr. Laura first claimed that all 11 of the original nudes were fakes, but it soon became clear that they were not. And a judge quickly lifted the injunction, too. Itís not the first time weíve exposed fakes where clothes were added, but these are still plenty unusual. Weíve been asked many times if the real pictures of Dr. Laura were real, but for some reason no one ever asked us if the fakes were fakes - but weíre exposing them anyway.

CASE #224 - This fake of Jennifer Aniston is another example of a small womanís head looking far too small when placed on a larger womanís body. While it looks totally silly to us, it has apparently fooled a lot of people and appears often on fan web sites.

CASE #223 - This fake of Fay Wray only recently appeared on the Net, but we found it amusing enough to use as an example of the art of fakery. It was created by a faker known as "Mr. C" and we are grateful to "Lagit" for his assistance in obtaining the real pictures. Clearly there is no known limit to what celebrity images people want to fake.

CASE #222 - This fake of Amy Jo Johnson (The Pink Power Ranger) is pretty bad, but it for years it has been distributed around the Net as being real. We never bothered to create a Case File for it because weíve always thought it and all other fake nudes of Amy Jo were very obvious fakes. But apparently many Power Rangers fans are gullible enough to believe almost anything. Weíre hoping that by making a Case File of it the questions and postings will now cease. Fat chance!

CASE #221 - This fake of Gillian Anderson gets ALL of its points for originality. No artistry is involved, and The Fake Detective detests look-alike fakes, but this is the first time weíve seen real video captures of one actress combined with real video captures of another actress in an attempt to fool people. The faker tried to foist the combination off as being a "European version" of a bathtub scene done by Gillian Anderson for "The X-Files", but any movie fan and any collector of real pictures would recognize Virginia Madsen immediately. (The top 6 pictures are Gillian Anderson, the bottom 3 pictures are Virginia Madsen.)

CASE #220 - This fake of Laura San Giacomo caused some heated debate in the offices of The Fake Detective. To The Fake Detectiveís trained eye, the fake head looks absurdly small. Laura is a very small woman with a proportionately larger head than on a larger woman. On this fake she seems to be a six-footer. The rest of us feel that the fake is well done and the head size is not that noticeable. The fake may have been rated too low, but The Fake Detective is the boss on this.

CASE #219 - This fake of Sarah Michelle Gellar is excellent. It is almost totally believable and extremely well done. We can only wonder about the amount of effort required to so painstakingly replace an opaque bra with one that seems semitransparent. If we hadnít had the original picture in our files for years, and if it wasnít so unlikely that Sarah Michelle would pose this way, we might have been fooled, too.

CASE #218 - This fake of Crystal Bernard is undoubtedly the best weíve ever seen of her, and so many people asked us about it that we began to think there was a campaign underway to force us to create a case file for it. But we realize itís just that everyone hoped it was real. Not only has Crystal never posed in the nude, but we donít think sheís ever posed for a sexier shot than the real head shot that was used. We thank "Dutch" from Holland for assisting us to close this case.

CASE #217 - This fake of Sarah Michelle Gellar has fooled many people and is also an excellent example of how little of the real face is needed to create a fake. The right ear, the right jaw line and the strand of hair on the center of her forehead belong to the body shot. The faker "Regular Joe" signed the fake in a nearly unnoticeable way, but since Sarah has never posed in the nude, it didnít fool The Fake Detective for a minute. However, we admire the artistry, and the only complaint we have is that Buffy would never have hair frizzies.

CASE #216 - This fake of Claudia Schiffer is both nicely done and fairly unusual. Itís easy to see why it is fooling so many people. In fact, even The Fake Detective wasnít totally positive that it was a fake until he managed to hunt down the original. His only basis for beginning the hunt was the old saying: "If it seems too good to be true, it probably isnít true."

CASE #215 - This fake of Jewel was never thought to be real by The Fake Detective, nor probably by many others, since Jewel would never pose this way, but we did think it was a "look-alike fake" instead of a routine composite fake. When "Fire007" pointed out that it was indeed a composite fake with the lower body replaced instead of the head, we decided it was worth creating a Case File to show it as another example of ingenuity in the art of fakery.

CASE #214 - This fake of Brooke Shields is somewhat unusual. The Fake Detective spotted it immediately by knowing that Brooke did not appear nude in "The Blue Lagoon". She used a "body double" for all nude scenes. The faker ("Graphic Response") may not have known this as he created a composite from video captures of two different shots. The fake could be a one-of-a-kind and gets extra points for that, countering the loss of points because Christopher Atkins (the guy "alone" on the island with Brooke) could not put his two hands in this position without also being transparent to the movie camera.

CASE #213 - This fake of Elizabeth Hurley is nothing exceptional, but it appears to be somewhat believable because Ms Hurley has posed for topless pictures before - and sheís been caught "bottomless" by paparazzi a few times. However, deliberately posing for "full frontal nudity" photographs does not seem to be something she has ever done.

CASE #212 - This fake of Sandra Bullock doesnít seem very believable to The Fake Detective (Sandraís breasts are neither this shape nor this size), but the added text was apparently enough to fool a lot of people, and it is now appearing on various sites as being real. The fake was created by a faker known as "Devon Hart" who also fooled many people with the very similar fake of Salma Hayek we exposed as CASE #183. Hart deliberately tries to fool people, and heís pretty good at it.

CASE #211 - This fake of Renee OíConnor (Xenaís friend Gabrielle) is one of several that have fooled many people, while at the same time angering many of Ms OíConnorís fans. Itís a well-done fake using a fairly rare head shot. While weíve had a small version of the real head shot for some time, it wasnít until Kyra OíNeil sent us the real body shot that The Fake Detective felt we could finally close this case. As far as we know, Ms OíConnor has never posed nude.

CASE #210 - This fake of Paulina Porizkova is very nicely done. Itís certainly fooled plenty of people, and we can see why. Even the image in the mirror was changed, and the finished result is as sharp and clear as the original. Very impressive.

CASE #209 - This Fake of Jennifer Aniston is fooling a lot of people.Itís very well done and very reminiscent of the Anna Kournikova cases (197 & 198) where the same thing was done in black and white. In this case the artist gains a point for doing his work in color but loses a point for making the underside of her right breast equally visible through the hanging piece of cloth - where little or nothing of the breast should be visible. Tsk tsk. If the piece of cloth is THAT transparent, why arenít the tips of her fingers also visible?

CASE #208 - This fake of Teri Hatcher fooled The Fake Detective - to a degree. While he never for a moment considered it to be a real picture of Ms Hatcher, he did think it was a "look-alike" fake, i.e. just a picture of someone who looks a bit like Ms Hatcher. However, when Bill Brewer showed us the real body shot it was immediately clear that it is a standard paste-up fake, although well-done enough to show no signs of the cutting and pasting.

CASE #207 - This fake of Monica Seles is really badly done, probably one of the worst fakes weíve ever exposed, yet itís another fake we keep getting asked about. We cannot understand why anyone would accept it as real. However, Mathieu Roger from France finally convinced us that we should make a case file of it just to stop the endless questions. Itís not real, folks! Believe us! Itís not real!

CASE #206 - This fake of Lisa Rinna reaches a new area of weirdness. Someone erased her 5-months of pregnancy in order to see what she looked like before that condition. Fakers are certainly putting digital manipulation to new uses!

CASE #205 - This fake of Angie Harmon (from "Baywatch Nights" and "C-16") seems to be fooling a lot of people only because Angie is not that well-known and most people do not know whether she would pose for such pictures or not. There is no reason to believe that she would pose for such pictures, but we have found that Angie did do a nude scene in a movie called "Lawn Dogs". Posing for nudes and doing a nude scene in a movie are very different things, and we still doubt that Angie would ever pose in the nude.

CASE #204 - This fake of Jennifer Love Hewitt seems to be fooling a lot of people, but itís just another fake. As far as we know, Ms Hewitt has never posed topless, and while this is a fairly well-done fake, we find it difficult to understand how so many people can believe that Ms Hewitt would pose this way and thereby accept this fake as real. We can only assume that they are just hoping it is a real picture.

CASE #203 -- This fake of Cameron Diaz has apparently fooled a lot of people. It appears to be one of a series of paparazzi pictures taken of her on vacation with Matt Dillon, but this one has been altered. While Ms Diaz has posed topless fairly often, as far as we know she has never posed "bottomless". As a result, The Fake Detective immediately suspected this as being a fake.

CASE #202 - This fake of Markie Post is a bit different from standard fakes. The faker apparently liked the original picture but wanted to see what Ms Post looked like showing a bit more leg. So, he found someone elseís legs and created the fake to do just and only that. Itís fairly well done and certainly can be easily passed off as real.

CASE #201 - This fake of Jeri Ryan is very interesting in the way just the face was pasted on the body shot to create it. None of the hair and not even the ear is really Ms Ryanís. This fake is probably a good example of how little of a real head shot is needed to create a fake, while at the same time being a very well-done fake. We thank "Chess" for supplying the body shot.

CASE #200 - This fake of Lynda Carter was The Fake Detectiveís most difficult and lengthy case, taking over a year to solve. But finally "General Guderian" sent us a copy of the October 1982 issue of "Expose" Magazine which contains the article for which this painting of Lynda Carter was apparently created (although they claim it was done by someone else). The article is about how airbrush artists can use airbrush techniques to put the heads of celebrities onto the bodies of relative unknowns - an unusual practice back in 1982, before digital manipulation made it commonplace. We are forever grateful to "General Guderian" for his assistance. With this case we close Book #2 of The Fake Detectiveís cases and begin a long, well-deserved vacation.

CASE #199 - This fake of Claudia Schiffer has fooled a lot of people, probably because it is well done. Also, while it is not the type of picture Claudia poses for, itís not far over the line, either. And it demonstrates once again that all fakes are not just celebrity heads pasted on the bodies of unknowns. In this case it appears to be the breasts of an unknown pasted on the body of a celebrity.

CASE #198 - These two fakes of tennis star Anna Kournikova were probably created by the same artist who did Case #197. People had been assuming that because there were several pictures of Anna around showing her nipples, that they must all be real. No, they were just all done by one artist with a fascination for Anna. Again the artistry is subtle and may not show up very well with some software. We thank "Mike K." for his assistance on Case #198 and "Akira & Curlz" for their assistance on Case #198a.

CASE #197 - This fake of tennis star Anna Kournikova is as subtle a fake as weíve seen. The added nipples donít even show up on some graphics software. Many people have asked us about it, but even long after a fan who prefers to remain "anonymous" supplied us with the real color picture, we still werenít sure how to illustrate this fake. Weíre sorry if the nipples arenít clearly visible on your computer. But the changes in the shadows and the added outline of the breasts should be.

CASE #196 - This fake of Cindy Crawford looks like a basic cut & paste job, but actually it was done mostly by cloning - by covering over the bathing suit with sections of skin copied from elsewhere on her body. The nipple, etc., appear to be painted on. Itís a fairly well-done fake and has apparently fooled a lot of people. We are grateful to "The Gambler" for his assistance in solving this case.

CASE #195 - This fake of Neve Campbell is constantly being sent to The Fake Detective by people asking if it is real or not. It is difficult to believe that anyone would think that Neve would pose for such a picture - or that it would ever be used in an ad for milk, but people continue to ask. When "Smoothie" sent us the real body shot, we decided it was time to add this fake to our Case Files. It is, after all, a fairly original fake and kinda funny at the same time.

CASE #194 - This fake of Gwen Stefani seems to be constantly fooling people even though there is no evidence that Gwen has ever posed in the nude. Itís just a cut-and-paste job; nicely done, but definitely not the type of picture that she would pose for, and therefore not the type of fake that should fool anyone. But it is fooling lots of people. Or perhaps her fans are just hoping the picture is real.

CASE #193 - This fake of Bernadette Peters has fooled a lot of people. Itís easy to see why. Itís not very explicit (which helps make it believable), and itís nicely done in the way the artist cut off the top of the corset and moved the strap to the right position. As a result, it certainly looks like it could have been in the December 1981 issue of Playboy, where the original was found.

CASE #192 - This fake of Lisa Hartman(-Black) is fairly well done and has apparently fooled a lot of people - perhaps because it is not an explicit nude and is therefore somewhat believable . The artist seems to have used cloning techniques to remove the clothing (i.e., copying flesh from elsewhere on her body to cover the swimsuit). Itís a good example of that process.

CASE #191 - This fake of Shelley Long fooled quite a few people because there is a similar lingerie shot of her in circulation. When an anonymous fan of Samantha Fox recognized her body and advised us, we had to search through all the Samantha Fox lingerie shots on the Web to find the right one (a tough job, but someone has to do it). Putting the two pictures side by side shows that the head is a tad large, and the artist didnít even bother to remove the strands of Samanthaís hair from the shoulders, but itís still a fair job of faking.

CASE #190 - These fakes of Lisa Marie Scott and Shannon Doherty are a bit unique. When the fake of Lisa Marie first appeared with a costume painted on her, The Fake Detective was amazed by the excellent work on the full-size version. However, he immediately recognized it as a fake because a "look-alike fake" has been in circulation for a long time claiming the real nude picture is of Shannon Doherty. So we have a fake being solved by another fake. Thatís a first. We thank Sotiris Petropoulos in Greece for his assistance in helping us close this case.

CASE #189 - This "fake" of Rene Russo appears constantly on celebrity newsgroups and on many Web sites, and nearly everyone seems to have accepted it as real. But NOT The Fake Detective, of course. In response to our Wanted Poster #41, "Pentzek" from Germany provided solid proof that the woman in the picture is really French actress Arielle Dombasle in a scene from an episode of the Showtime series "Red Shoe Diaries". We are grateful to "Pentzek" for his assitance. The fake is rated "D" because it took no artistic skill to create it.

CASE #188 - This fake of Elizabeth Shue is probably wildly overrated at D+, and itís difficult to believe that anyone would accept it as being real, but it can be found in many many collections of "real" nude celebrity photographs. Not only is Ms Shueís head about half the proper size on the fake, but the lighting on her face is from a different direction than on the body shot. We thank "Red Anne" for providing the body shot to enable us to clear this one off our books.

CASE #187 - This fake of Teri Garr has been around for a lot longer than The Fake Detective has, apparently being widely distributed on a CD-ROM - even though it is not a particularly good fake. Since it was fooling a lot of people, The Fake Detective decided it was worth creating a Case File. We thank Olaf Wšhmann from Germany for sending us the body shot in response to Wanted Poster #38, and Doug Pearson for supplying the head shot. Their assistance is greatly appreciated.

CASE #186 - This fake of screen legend Jane Russell is fairly well done, and creating it in black and white was a nice touch to make it appear authentic. But of course it is not. It is a fake created by a well known faker who calls himself "von Fakenheim". The many people asking us about it, however, couldnít tell the fakerís signature from a photographerís or scannerís signature. To us, the lighting on the body seems much softer than the lighting on the face. We donít know how many people it fooled, but The Fake Detective wasnít one of them.

CASE #185 - This excellent fake of screen legend Rita Hayworth has been circulating for some time and The Fake Detective was asked about it so often that we finally created Wanted Poster #40 to track it down. As it turns out, the fake was originally created by a artist who calls himself "PhantasyMan" and always prominently signs his work. But - as is being done more and more often - someone else with much less talent cropped the picture to strip it off his signature, and to PhantasyManís (and our) dismay, the revised version was then posted around the Net in an attempt to fool people into thinking it is real. We thank PhantasyMan for responding to our Wanted Poster.

CASE #184 - This fake of singer Debbie Gibson does not appear to be particularly believable, but many of her fans have contacted The Fake Detective to inquire about it. The breasts may have been created by pasting in body parts from someone else. Itís difficult to say. But if it was all done by digitally painting over the clothing with photo-retouching software, the addition of tanning lines from a bikini was a nice touch.

CASE #183 - This fake of Salma Hayek is a good example of a growing trend toward advertising "nude celebrity" web sites by misappropriating and modifying fakes created by others. In this situation, a fake was first created and signed by a group of fakers who call themselves "The Pooporazzi". That fake was then modified by removing the signature and adding in a phony text describing how the picture came to be taken. The purpose was to turn an "obvious and signed" fake into something that appears real. The resulting faked fake was then used to advertise a "nude celebrity" web site. Fakers stealing from other fakers! Tsk tsk. What is this world coming to? You canít trust anybody these days. To see the original body shot used, click here

CASE #182 - This fake of French actress Sophie Marceau (best known for starring with Mel Gibson in "Braveheart") shows some originality. Creating a fake that looks like the dress is wet and semi-transparent would have worked better, however, if more of the dress had been retouched to give it a wet look. The Fake Detective and his staff thank Nino Di Franco in Italy for his assistance in closing this case.

CASE #181 - This fake of Ann-Margret is nicely done and has definitely fooled a lot of people, but it is just a fake. Flipping the head shot usually causes some feeling that something is wrong with the picture, but here that does not seem to be the case. Perhaps Ann-Margret may be one of those rare beauties who have perfectly symmetrical faces.

CASE #180 - This fake of Ashley Judd may have fooled a few people, but we made a case of it because it is a good example of how decompressing a jpg image to do photo-editing and then re-compressing it so it can be sent out over the Net will cause the image to be slightly blurred. Reversing a head shot is not recommended, since faces are not perfectly symmetrical - and it leaves the impression that something is just not right about the image. Itís better to flip the body. And there is something about the neck that just doesnít seem right. But over all it is a fairly well done fake.

CASE #179 - This fake of Sela Ward is nicely done, and we appreciate such a tasteful creation. Such a beautiful smile goes well on such a beautiful body. This is the kind of fake we really enjoy finding.

CASE #178 - These fakes of Diana Rigg (from the old TV series "The Avengers") bring back good memories. We vividly remember Ms Rigg in skin-tight leather and in see-thru mesh with only a bikini underneath. The artist(s) took things a few steps farther on these fakes. On the fake of Emma Peel behind bars, at first we thought he used a different head shot, but after close examination we realized that the real head shot from behind bars was used to create the fake of her behind bars. One of the bars had to be moved in front of her face to match the body.

CASE #177 - These fakes of Sandra Bullock and Gillian Anderson are both nicely done - by different artists. Although we were reluctant to expose any more fakes of either Sandra or Gillian, since all posed nudes of them are known to be fakes (Neither has ever posed in the nude), this pair of fakes seemed unusual enough to be worthwhile. It makes us wonder if the world is running short of good body shots.

CASE #176 - This fake of Tiffany Amber Thiessen is a good example of replacing the body to create a fake, instead of simply replacing the head. While not perfect, it is nicely done, with a good match on skin tones and keeping the rock in position in front of the body. Our only problem with it is that the original is already considered a "nude", so the fake just made Tiffany nuder. The Fake Detective and his staff thank Thorsten Konetzko for supplying the body shot.

CASE #175 - This fake of Shelley Long probably never fooled anyone, but it is still worth exposing as an example of what can be done with photo-retouching software to create a good "fun" fake. Glancing from one picture to the other, once can almost hear Diane say "Wake up and pay attention, Sam!". The artist did an excellent job of standing Diane up and inserting the body shot behind the railing. But we all think Norm would have noticed and perked up. The Fake Detective is indebted to "Moxnix" and Marilyn West for providing the real picture.

CASE #174 - This fake of supermodel Laetitia Casta is not particularly well done, but it has created some controversy. True fans of Laetitia know that she has larger-than-typical areolas (or areolae), a fact which the faker apparently was not aware of. People from Argentina to Bahrain pointed that out to The Fake Detective - a little tidbit of information he has added to his vast storehouse of knowledge.

CASE #173 - This fake of Nicole Kidman is very well done and shows few signs of digital editing. Only Nicoleís face was copied onto the real body shot. It was created by a faker known as "Phantasyman" from the "Fake University" and was used in the French magazine "LíEcho des Savanes" in an article about fakes on the Internet. When people began sending copies of this fake to The Fake Detective asking him if it was real, he immediately recognized it from the article (which also mentions The Fake Detective and uses several of his cases as illustrations), so it was a "no brainer" requiring no effort to solve.

CASE #172 - This fake of Alicia Silverstone impressed us because of the amount of effort required to create it. It certainly fooled a lot of people, but The Fake Detective immediately suspected it to be a fake because the light on the face seems to be coming from a different direction than the light on the body. The real head shot had to be flipped, rotated and converted to sepia tones to create this fake. And since it isnít really a "nude", that makes it even more believable. A very nice job. Our compliments to the artist.

CASE #171 - These fakes of Alicia Silverstone are apparently fooling a lot of people - even though it is well known that Alicia has never posed in the nude. The Fake Detective decided to expose these three after we were asked about one of them and an investigation found two more fakes that used the same head shot - allowing us to close three cases for the price of one.

CASE #170 - This fake of Jewel includes the fakerís signature, which means The Fake Detective would not ordinarily "expose" it. But it is becoming a trend to use "artistic signatures" which cannot be easily distinguished from the signatures used by people who sign REAL pictures they have scanned. After we were contacted by several Jewel fans who asked if this picture was real, and after The Fake Detective discussed it while being interviewed by Rocco Pendola on his KTCK radio show in Dallas/Fort Worth, we decided it was time to make a Case File of it.

CASE #169 - This fake of tennis star Steffi Graf is nicely done and may have fooled a lot of people - but not The Fake Detective, of course.

CASE #168 - This fake of Stephanie Zimbalist has been around for a very long time and is probably the only picture many people have of her. But itís just another fake. We thank Walter Teague for supplying us with the real body shot.

CASE #167 - This fake of Jaclyn Smith wouldnít be worth mentioning if it didnít contain an error that caused The Fake Detective to decide to use it as an illustration of how a person can have his eyes fixed on a naked woman and miss everything else around. The error causes it to lose a lot of rating points. (Hint: itís in the upper left corner.) We thank "Raptor" for providing the real body shot.

CASE #166 - These 24 fakes of Neve Campbell are so unique that The Fake Detective once again decided to "expose" a fake (for educational purposes) even though it was identified as a fake. The first picture in each row was signed by the faker who calls himself "The Imposter". Each fake is the size of an average fake, but most are far above average in how well they were done, and we are all impressed by the skill and effort that went into creating these fakes. For example, when comparing the example head shot, you can see that the faker just replaced the face so the hair would match in all the pictures.

CASE #165 - This fake of Carrie Fisher attracted our attention because it clearly took a lot of effort to create. The artist used only the head and the right forearm from the Carrie picture, apparently combined it with some Playmateís body, then copied the bracelets and the pigtail from the original to the fake. It wasnít done perfectly, but The Fake Detective gives some points for the effort involved.

CASE #164 - This fake of Jeri Ryan ("Seven-of-Nine" on "Star Trek: Voyager") is excellent, and The Fake Detective is certain that it fulfills a lot of dreams of her many fans. But it is just a fake, one several excellent fakes done by someone who calls himself Oliver Klosof ("All of her clothes off"). Usually "Oliver" signs his fakes, but when this one appeared without his signature, The Fake Detective decided to make a case of it - to illustrate the type of realistic work that has been appearing from some fakers lately.

CASE #163 - This fake of Natalie Wood is very well done, defying almost any examination. The Fake Detective sensed that Natalieís hair would never have been so unkempt, but it definitely fooled a lot of people, perhaps because they wanted it to be real. People were comparing freckles (they seemed to match), swimming pools (not a match) and nipples (inconclusive). Finally "OutlawArt" settled the matter by supplying us with the real body and head shots.

CASE #162 - This fake of Leeza Gibbons is fairly well done as long as you donít see it side by side with the original. Then the missing right shoulder makes it seem very odd. The fake has been the subject of much dialog by Leezaís fans, but there has never been any doubt in these offices that it was a fake. We thank Devon Hart for supplying the real picture, and "bendover" for the tip where to find it.

CASE #161 - This fake of Gillian Anderson is unusual enough to make it worth a case file - even though we are all very tired of looking at Gillian Anderson fakes. This is the first case The Fake Detective has solved by matching pillows and quilts. The moment he spotted this fake he recognized the bedding as being identical to those in Case #14 - one of our most famous cases. And since she is wearing the same wristwatch and has identical breasts, itís certain that the same womanís body was used. (For traditionalists who require matches on head and/or body shots, see Case #161a.)

CASE #160 - This fake of Elizabeth Taylor is not particularly well done, and weíve probably overrated it with a "B", but The Fake Detective wanted to expose it because we occasionally wonder if the "real picture" is truly the original - or if it was retouched with airbrush equipment in a photographerís studio before it was printed in some magazine. Even if Liz is wearing a body stocking, her nipples seem a bit too visible. We figure that by "exposing" the known fake, if anyone has another version of "The Real Picture" that shows less of her nipples, weíll soon be informed of it.

CASE #159 - This fake of Kathy Ireland is another of many excellent fakes of her that are circulating around the Net. There are just too many to expose them all, but this one is fairly original, and The Fake Detective decided to expose it as a demonstration of the fine art of photo retouching by a highly skilled digital artist.

CASE #158 - This fake of Gwen Stefani of "No Doubt" has fooled many people, and even The Fake Detective was uncertain if it was real or not. We created Wanted Poster #24 over 3 months ago and nearly everyone who commented on it said that the picture was probably real. We are grateful to "The Magus" who spotted the original picture in an old copy of the British magazine FHM, scanned it and sent it to us. Even then we worried that it might be a fake with clothes painted on, but, when we carefully examined the two pictures side by side, we found a few differences in skin tones that indicate which is the fake.

CASE #157 - This fake of Halle Berry isnít very good, but that doesnít stop it from being used to get people into some "rare nude celebrity" sites. There has even been some debate about whether it is real or not, perhaps because it is fairly new and there arenít many pictures of Halle Berry around to determine what she might pose for. But itís just a cut-and-paste fake. We thank Michel Saucier for providing the real body shot needed to close this case.

CASE #156 - The entire right forearm and hand were moved away from the body to expose the breast. And it was all done by expert digital retouching techniques. This is a long way from the basic cut-and-paste jobs normally associated with fakes! The Fake Detective and his entire staff were greatly impressed.

CASE #155 - This fake of Connie Selleca is nicely done. One member of the staff feels the head is a tad too small, but we all agree it is an excellent example of the art form. We thank "DS" for supplying the body shot.

CASE #154 - This fake of Mary Hart is what we feel a fake is supposed to be: a delicious fantasy. We watch Ms Hart on "Entertainment Tonight" every weekday evening, and this fake is an image straight from our collective fantasies. We thank the artist for creating it! We had a lengthy debate about censoring it a bit, but no one would do it. Weíre grateful to "DS" for supplying the real body shot so we could add this piece of art to The Fake Detectiveís collection.

CASE #153 - This fake of Christina Applegate has definitely fooled a lot of people. The Fake Detective had no doubt that it was a fake from the first moment he saw it, but proving it according to our high standards was another matter. Itís a good demonstration of why we dislike blurry fakes. Blurring hides most details and all traces of editing. In this fake, Christina looks as if she has no neck, so weíre probably overrating it with a B-, but points are given for originality. We would have preferred to close this case with the real body shot, but too many people keep asking us about it - and the real body shot is probably a snapshot taken at some frat party.

CASE #152 - This fake of Yasmine Bleeth is being used as a come-on to get people to enter pay "nude celebrity" web sites. Itís a fairly good fake, but just a fake. Weíre not fans of Ms Bleeth, but we have been expanding our protection list to include more beautiful celebrities who are being sullied by fakes, so when Peter Colpaert in Belgium sent us the real body shot we decided to add her to the list.

CASE #151 - This fake of Gillian Anderson is a fairly obvious fake. The face is too bright and shows signs of the cut-and-paste work. Yet, people keep asking The Fake Detective about it. We have concluded that it fools a lot of people because the black lingerie makes it look as if it might be one of the pictures from Gillianís famous FHM spread. Itís not. We thank "Greyman" for providing the real body shot. This is the first Gillian Anderson fake weíve exposed in a full year, and we expect it will be just as long before we expose another. There are just too many to bother with.

CASE #150 - This fake of Daphne Zuniga has been around for a long time and is posted frequently as being real. Itís not, of course. Itís just a basic cut and paste job with nothing special about it. The Fake Detective took it on as a case in order to add Ms Zuniga to our protection list - and because it was the most interesting fake we could find in order to complete an even 150 cases in our first year of on-line operations - Dec. 20, 1996 thru December 19, 1997.

CASE #149 - These fakes of Tyra Banks are very well done. Weíve been asked about them from time to time, but weíve always declined to take them on as case files because they are signed by the artist - an act which is supposed to clearly identify them as fakes and therefore not in need of exposure by The Fake Detective. In these cases, however, the artistís symbol/mark has been mistaken as the mark of the person who scanned the pictures. Recognizing a fakerís signature or mark can be necessary for anyone who wants to tell a real picture from a fake. These excellent fakes (created by photo retouching) are proof of that.

CASE #148 - These fakes of singer Jewel Kilcher have been around for a long time, but we havenít exposed them because we are not Jewel fans and feel no need to protect her. However, we now find that the color fake is being used to entice people to visit at least one web site that advertises "rare celebrity nude photos", so The Fake Detective feels itís time to expose both photos as a public service.

CASE #147 - These two fakes of Mariah Carey are only two of the many that are in circulation (including some very annoying look-alikes). The retouched fake with the painted-in nipple recently appeared, and itís fairly well done. The fake on roller-blades has been around for a long time. Itís less well done, and we doubt that many were fooled by it. However, we included it because itís frequently posted. To the best of our knowledge Ms Carey has never appeared in the nude and all such pictures of her are fakes.

CASE #146 - This fake of Uma Thurman has been in circulation for a very long time and appears in many collections. Itís difficult to tell if the body was totally painted in (if so, itís a nice job) or if it was copied from a picture of some other woman. However, thereís no doubt that itís a fake since every detail of the hat, hair and face on both pictures is identical.

CASE #145 - This fake of Marina Sirtis is nicely done, although judging from the video captures of nude scenes sheís done, we donít think her breasts are anywhere near this size. Weíve received several versions of this fake. It uses the same head shot as used for Case #61, and this version of the fake is known to have been trimmed down from something much more explicit. But the art work is so well done that The Fake Detective decided to expose it anyway.

CASE #144 - This Fake of Heather Locklear is excellent, and it was apparently done entirely with digital retouching techniques. The Fake Detective and his entire staff like this fake almost as much as the original. Too bad both pictures are so small.

CASE #143 - This fake of Jaclyn Smith isnít very good, but The Fake Detective found it worth exposing since it was created from a very good picture of Mariel Hemmingway, and the results are unappealing. We think Jaclyn Smithís head is a tad too small, making her seem almost as muscular as Arnold Schwarzenegger. Fakes are supposed to be "fantasies", yet when these pictures are placed side by side, we always find ourselves fantasizing about Mariel Hemmingway.

CASE #142 - This fake of Carrie Fisher has been around for quite a awhile and we keep getting asked about it, even though the real and the fake pictures have been previously posted side by side by someone else. So, weíre just verifying that itís a fake - an excellent fake, but it loses some points because the wording forces us to rate it as a fake of Princess Leia instead of as a fake of Carrie Fisher.

CASE #141 - This fake of Christina Applegate is fairly well done, but it is just a typical "cut and paste" fake. The Fake Detective took it on as a case only because so many people asked us about it. Normally, we would have assumed that everyone would realize this is a fake, since it uses that same old head shot also used in Case #84, and Ms Applegate has never posed for a picture of this type. We thank Mark and "AcerX" for supplying the real body shot.

CASE #140 - This fake of Carrie Fisher is a fake only because there never was a Playboy cover like this. The photo of Ms. Fisher is real. We have to admit that this fake fooled us all, primarily because we never suspected that anyone would bother to create such an elaborate fake for no apparent reason. When we consulted with the experts at alt.mag.playboy, they could not believe that anyone would be fooled by it. January issues, they say, usually have dark backgrounds for the photographs and almost always say "Holiday Issue", there is no bunny image on this cover, and they had many other reasons too numerous to mention. Live and learn.

CASE #139 - This fake of Jacqueline Bisset is excellent. It was apparently created entirely by painting the breasts over the halter top, not by any cut and paste method. Jacqueline Bisset is one of our favorite actresses, and itís a pleasure to find such a tasteful fake - obviously the work of another great admirer of hers.

CASE #138 - This fake of Rosanna Arquette caused us all to do a double take when we came across it on a newsgroup. Itís excellent and very well done - almost perfect. If it wasnít for the fact that The Fake Detective and the rest of us have all seen Rosanna in the nude many many times, it might have fooled us for more than a second or two. But we all know her body is a lot thinner than this, and her breasts are more mature. We congratulate the artist on a job well done. For a moment we even hoped it was real.

CASE #137 - This fake of The Spice Girls is apparently fooling a lot of their fans. The fake probably took a lot of effort to create, but itís hard to believe that anyone could be fooled by it. However, Newsweek Magazine says that the average age of a Spice Girl fan is 12 - which probably also means that half of their fans are UNDER age 12 - and that could explain a lot. All right, kids, The Wise Old Fake Detective has exposed this fake. Itís not real. Okay? Now please stop pestering him. Besides, isnít it past your bedtime?

CASE #136 - This fake of Sarah Michelle Gellar only recently appeared, but itís good enough to cause several people to ask us about it. The Fake Detective and his entire staff watch "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" every Monday (mainly just to watch Ms Gellar), so we had to leap to her rescue to expose this fake. "Buffy" would expect no less from us.

CASE #135 - This fake of Amy Jo Johnson isnít very good, but it is one we keep getting asked about, so weíre creating a case file for it. Weíre not fans of the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", but we did manage to sit through the first 15 minutes of the movie and that qualifies Amy Jo for our protection.

CASE #134 - This "fake" of Mayim Bailik is just another picture of a look-alike taken from some skin magazine. The picture has been around for a long time, and many people have asked us about it. We are not fans of the TV show "Blossom", but we investigated because we liked Ms Bailik when she played a young Bette Midler in the movie "Beaches". We rate such fakes very low because neither talent nor intelligence are needed to create them. We thank "Crosis" in New Zealand for sending us the pictures needed to close this case.

CASE #133 - This fake of Pam Dawber is really pretty bad, but it is one of many being distributed on CD ROMs which are being peddled all over the world with false claims that they contain "rare nude pictures" - pictures which are really just crude fakes. We thank "Kingpin" for providing information and the real body shot.

CASE #132 - This fake of Jennifer Aniston was originally thought to be a video capture of some look-alike, but itís just a retouched video capture of Ms Aniston from a old TV series called "The Edge". We thank Lux Lucre for his assistance in the identification.

CASE #131R - This is a RETRACTION of CASE #131. Cristina Ferrare was on the cover of the March 1977 issue of Harperís Bazaar and Mel Harris was inside the same issue (but not identified). An error was made in identifying Mel Harris pictures as being of Cristina Ferrare. Cristina and Mel were both models at the same time. The Fake Detective regrets the error and thanks John Bartelt from bringing it to our attention, and ESPECIALLY for supplying us with more lingerie shots of Mel Harris.

CASE #130- This fake of Kim Basinger is excellent. Although there are real nudes of Ms Basinger around, none is quite like this. It shows little or no signs of being a fake, itís not far beyond the kind of picture she would pose for, and itís the kind of fake that a lot of people (including The Fake Detective and all of his staff) wish was real. We thank "Raptor" for sending us the real body shot.

CASE #129 - This fake of Kathy Ireland is one of many excellent examples of fakery that use Ms. Ireland as the subject. The full size picture is very large and was probably created directly from an original scan from the calendar, otherwise there would have been some blurring. There is none. Ms Irelandís breast probably isnít this large or should show some indication of being pushed to one side by the pillows, but otherwise it is a near-perfect fake. We are grateful to Dan Zemke for supplying us with the real picture.

CASE #128 - This fake of Jennifer Aniston is very good and may have fooled a lot of people - but not The Fake Detective, of course. The slight difference in skin tones and textures between the face and the body is the first giveaway, and the fact that traces of the original background color can be seen between some strands of her hair is another. But itís still a good example of the art of fakery.

CASE #127 - This fake of Valerie Bertinelli has been around for a long time and apparently a lot of people believe that it is real. It isnít, of course. Itís fairly well done, but we think the head seems a bit off center (too far to her right). It may just be that the artist didnít include enough of the curve between her head and shoulder. Itís probably underrated at a "C", but itís hard to rate a small black and white fake any higher.

CASE #126 - These "fakes" of Gates McFadden have been circulating on the Net for over a year and have even been published in Celebrity Sleuth Magazine, which claimed they were pictures they had obtained of Ms McFadden from a movie called "Warrior Island". In reality, they are video captures of actress Camille Keaton from a very bad 1982 movie called "Raw Force". The Fake Detective is grateful to Craig Hosoda, the author of "The Bare Facts Video Guide" for providing the tip that enabled us to close this case, and to Barry L. Stern of Graphic Response who provided the excellent video captures. This is one case we all are very happy to see closed. The fake is rated "D" because it required neither talent nor intelligence to create.

CASE #125 - This fake of Janet Jackson shows considerable expertise in digital retouching, but the artist seems to have an anatomy problem. After studying this picture for some time, The Fake Detective and his staff concluded that as a result of having her breasts massaged in the real picture, Ms Jackson ended up with things slightly off kilter in the fake. Her right breast is hangs low, her nipples are too high on both breasts, and the right nipple is too far off-center. We think another massage is needed to put things back in place. But we are grateful to "IMMICKEYí for his assistance in solving this case.

CASE #124 - These fakes of "Fran Drescher" are probably the worst examples of "look-alike" fakery around. The artist not only tried to pass off two different women from two different porn films as Fran Drescher, but he also used copied lettering and a cartoon from the "Nanny" TV show, and then he declared that his fakery was copyrighted by Celebrity Sleuth Magazine! Celebrity Sleuth had nothing to do with these fakes! The Fake Detective and his entire staff are all grateful to "Holly Lover" and "Stephane Simard" for responding to our Wanted Poster #23 so we could close this sleazy case.

CASE #123 - This fake of Cheryl Tiegs is very good, very impressive, and demonstrates how realistic complex changes can be. Moving the bathing suit strap off the left shoulder took a great deal of expertise in the art of digital photo retouching - and undoubtedly lot of time. We thank "Ision" for bringing it to our attention.

CASE #122 - This "fake" of Shania Twain and the picture beside it are pictures of Penthouse Pet Sabrina West, not Shania Twain. Both are frequently posted as if they were pictures of Ms Twain, and by looking at the real picture of her it is very easy to see how one could make the mistake. However, the confusion undoubtedly began as just another attempt to fool people with a "look-alike". The Fake Detective is grateful to "Michel Saucier" in Canada for responding with the correct identification and additional pictures.

CASE #121 - This "fake" of Goldie Hawn was previously exposed by "Graphic Response", who probably got the information from "Celebrity Sleuth" or some similar magazine. We get frequent inquiries regarding this fake, and creating a Case File is the easiest way to answer those questions. The woman in the pictures is really Italian actress Dalila di Lazarro, and whoever began circulating the pictures - claiming they were of Goldie Hawn - undoubtedly knew this. Since no intelligence or skill was needed to create this "fake", we give it a "D" rating.

CASE #120 - This fake of Kathie Lee Gifford is very good and certainly one of the better Kathie Lee fakes around. Itís even plausible, only a little bit beyond what Mrs. Gifford might actually pose for. While The Fake Detective wasnít fooled for a minute by it, his mission in life is to help recover "the sullied reputations of damsels in distress", and he feels Mrs. Gifford certainly meets that criterion these days. Like so many fakes, when seen with the real picture errors become much more apparent - in this case with the skin tones of the face and the hand-made left shoulder. We thank "Juice" for providing the real picture in response to our Wanted Poster #22.

CASE #119 - This fake of Jennifer Aniston was thought by The Fake Detective to be a picture of a look-alike, since he saw very little resemblance to the real Jennifer (particularly in the size of the breasts), but Jim G. Fortune quickly responded to our Wanted Poster #25 and provided the real picture. We thank him. It turned out to be nothing but a routine head swap, with some writing added in an attempt to make it more credible. The crooked head-band on the fake should have been a tip-off, plus a slight difference in skin tones shows up with some software/hardware. Ah well. Thatís why we put out Wanted Posters: because after looking at the endless stream of countless fakes on the newsgroups every day, we sometimes need some help to get our eyes open and to see what we should see.

CASE #118 - This fake of Kathie Lee Gifford illustrates a distressing trend to add fake information to a fake picture in further hopes of fooling more people. The fake has been around for some time, but The Fake Detective has resisted exposing it since the "real picture" also shows signs of digital editing. On both pictures, what looks like the front of her neck is apparently her armpit; her left arm is raised but hidden behind her head. There may have been some editing to try to make this look less peculiar than it already does, perhaps by removing part of her hand from the back of the neck. We canít be certain. We thank "DroopAlong" for his assistance in helping us close this case.

CASE #117 - This fake of Kathy Ireland shows considerable expertise and could easily fool a lot of people - if they donít know that Ms. Ireland doesnít pose for pictures like this. It probably deserves better than an A- rating, but there are other excellent fakes of Ms Ireland around, and this one suffers from not being a "first" of any kind. We thank EricD for his assistance on this case.

CASE #116 - This fake of Teri Hatcher isnít very good, but it IS very peculiar. Itís been around a long time, and The Fake Detective has always wondered why anyone would fake this particular picture of Ms. Hatcher. Weíve all decided that using a computer in the nude must be some kind of a turn-on for the artist. Thatís understandable. Some editing skill was needed to insert part of a nude body shot between the head and the arm. Too bad he failed to get rid of the end of the sleeve. We thank Naom in Israel for sending us the real picture.

CASE #115 - This fake of Sandra Bullock is an excellent example of the art of fakery. The artist didn't just replace the head, as is the case in most fakes, but he replaced the entire body from the armpits on down - a lot more difficult thing to do. And he also had to retouch the background to eliminate parts of the overalls. While The Fake Detective didn't believe for a minute that this fake was real, he does admire the expertise required to create it.

CASE #114 - This fake of Fran Drescher could easily fool anyone - even The Fake Detective. Since the fake appears to be a sharper image than the version of real body shot that we have, and since this photograph isnt all that far removed from what Ms Drescher might actually pose for, and since the artist did a very good job job of copying some stray strands of hair from the different colored background, we had to locate the real head shot to confirm that the fake is truly a fake. We thank Matthew Kruk for supplying the body shot and for bringing this case to our attention.

CASE #113 - This fake of singer Tori Amos is certainly popular among her fans, but - sorry to disappoint - it's not real. When Tom Mix in France sent us the real body shot, The Fake Detective was at first uncertain whether it would make a good case file or not, since he's a jazz and blues fan and doesn't know Tori Amos. But when he began checking her out by searching for the real head shot, he found an endless supply of shots that were similar but not identical to the one used in the fake. The frustration of the search made him decide to create a case file rather than to have wasted all that time.

CASE #112 - This "fake" of Mary Tyler Moore is actually one of a series of pictures of actress/model Lauren Hutton published in the September 1986 issue of "Penthouse" Magazine. Since from a certain angle Ms Hutton looks something like Mary Tyler Moore, someone who enjoys deluding the public went to work and posted the picture as being of Mary Tyler Moore. That type of fakery takes no talent nor intelligence, so the "fake" is rated "D". We thank Walter Teague for providing information and supplementary pictures.

CASE #111 - This fake of Paulina Porizkova would have been rated much higher if it wasn't so dim. It appears to be a very good job of photo retouching - similar to Kathy Ireland Case #6. The retouched portions even have sand on the body, so "cloning" was probably the primary technique the artist used. The Fake Detective is grateful to "Tom Mix" in France for his help in solving this case.

CASE #110 - This fake of Sigourney Weaver is very good and could easily fool a lot of people - particularly since the breasts are about the right size when checked against all those video captures from "Half Moon Street". But she has never posed for this kind of picture and almost certainly never will. Since The Fake Detective is a fan of Ms Weaver, and she therefore falls under his protective umbrella, he decided to create a case file for this one. We are grateful to "Phantasyman" for supplying the head and body shots.

CASE #109 - This fake of Tea Leoni is a text-book example of just how subtle a fake can be - and it is The Fake Detective's most embarrassing case. At first he believed the picture that shows her nipple was the fake, since the versions he'd seen looked fake, and because he'd never seen any pictures of Tea Leoni that could be classified as "nude". But "Moe" has furnished us clear evidence that the magazine merely censored the real picture by painting out the nipple, thereby creating a rather routine "fake non-nude". Live and learn. But we still have a good example of the art of fakery.

CASE #108 - These two fakes of Shania Twain both use the same original head shot. The fake of Ms. Twain in the shower has been around for a long time and is very well done. It apparently fooled a lot of people, since it is frequently posted and we've been questioned about it quite often. The other fake with the nipples painted on appeared only recently, but it's a good example of the kind of very subtle work being done to create pictures that people will believe to be real.

CASE #107 - This fake of Demi Moore (and Michelle Johnson) deserves some attention since it's not only well done, but it's a modification of a "video capture". We don't see those very often. It's just a simple photo retouch job, but it's certainly a believable fake if you don't remember the movie as well as The Fake Detective does.

CASE #106 - This fake of Julia Louis-Dreyfus is being foisted upon people as being an accident - like the Lucy Lawless exposure at the Ducks game. Give us a break! While it's very well done and shows considerable expertise with photo retouching software, it's clearly a fake - even though Ms. Louis-Dreyfus shows almost as much in both pictures. Elaine Benes would never wear such a dress!

CASE #105 - This fake of Elle MacPherson is probably in more picture collections than the real photograph. It's been around a long time. It's fairly well done and is just subtle enough to be believed.

CASE #104 - This fake of Courtney Cox only recently appeared. When compared side by side with the real picture, the background around the head on the fake seems in need of more work, but otherwise it's a fairly good example of the art of fakery, and The Fake Detective thanks "Wyatt Earp" for providing the real body shot

CASE #103 - This fake of Kathy Ireland just appeared, but it's so good that The Fake Detective decided to make a preemptive strike and expose it before a lot of people started believing that it's real. We thank "The Lust Emperor" for providing the real body shot.

CASE #102 - This fake of Wynona Ryder has been around for a long time, is fairly well done and has fooled many people. We thank "BlackPriest" for bringing it to our attention and for providing the real body shot.

CASE #101 This fake of Pamela Anderson-Lee has been around a long time and has apparently fooled a lot of people - but not The Fake Detective, of course. It's not the type of fake that The Fake Detective likes to work on, but this is the exception that proves that rule. Making a case file for it seems to be the only way to get people to stop asking us if it is a fake or not. While one can generally assume most celebrities would not pose for such an explicit picture, that is clearly not the case for Ms Anderson-Lee. Rating this fake was a problem for us. We don't like the explicitness, but, as much as we'd all like to, we can't ignore the artistry involved.

CASE #100 - This fake of Sandra Bullock and me, Dr. Caesar Backside, really stunned us all!!!! The Fake Detective and his entire staff were shocked to discover that shortly after Idle Hands was committed to a rubber room at Sunnyvale Sanitarium he escaped long enough to create this fake and post it as a real photograph of Sandra Bullock and me at a picnic! I was shocked, too, I tell you! Shocked! We all need some time to recover. This will be the last case for awhile.

CASE #99 - This fake of Cindy Crawford has been around for a long time and continues to fool a lot of people. It's a very good fake, and it's easy to see why it has fooled so many. The Fake Detective tends to concentrate on movie stars, but since Cindy has appeared in at least one movie, that now makes her "Fair Game".

CASE #98 - This fake of Lady Diana seems to be in most collections of celebrity nudes, even though it is obviously a fake. Or is it just "obviously a fake" to The Fake Detective? It's a simple black and white photo retouch job - the most elementary type of fake - but since many people seem to believe that it is real, The Fake Detective decided it was time to create a case file for it.

CASE #97 - This fake of Sophia Loren is excellent. It's not only well done, but, this is one situation where using black and white gives a fake an air of authenticity. The other two fakes that use the same head shot aren't bad, either. They're probably worth case files of their own, but since they all use the same head shot we decided to combine them all into one case file. The Fake Detective was ably assisted on this case by Devon Hart who supplied the body shot and Stephen Smyth who supplied the head shot.

CASE #96 - This fake of Lynda Carter has been around for a very long time. When Stephen Smyth brought it to our attention, we were all surprised that we hadn't exposed it before this. We've exposed nearly 100 cases in less than a year, and it's beginning to look like we need some time off if we've missed something so obvious. The fake isn't very good. Not only do her breasts show clear signs of digital editing, but one swimsuit strap is still visible above her right wrist! That's pure carelessness.

CASE #95 - This fake of the cast of "Gilligan's Island" has been posted so frequently that people seem to believe that it's real. Or maybe they just like it as a fake. It does show imagination, as well as some skill. When The Fake Detective posted Wanted Poster #20, we didn't expect to be flooded with immediate responses. We thank "Sleepy" for being the first to respond, and "DroopAlong", "Solo" and "Lonnie Clute" for coming in a close second.

CASE #94 - This fake of Lisa Kudrow isn't very good and we don't particularly like the shot of Ms Kudrow. The jaw just doesn't look right to us, but others disagree and like the picture. Since a lot of people seemed to believe the fake was real, and since it's been around for some time, The Fake Detective decided it was time to expose it.

CASE #93 - This fake of Dolly Parton has been around about as long as fakes on the Internet have been around. The Fake Detective has wanted to expose this fake for as long as he's been in business, since it is one of the 20 most frequently posted fakes around. After searching for so long, none of us ever expected to find the real body shot. But "Thorgal" in France sent in the body shot in response to Wanted Poster #3, and we appreciate his assistance.

CASE #92 - This fake of Christina Applegate has been around for years, and that's one reason The Fake Detective agreed to take it on as a case. Another reason is because he feels responsible for Christina's reputation after they appeared together on Fox TV News. It's not a particularly good fake, but some skill was needed to place the hair on the shoulder and to get rid of the background. "MS" is credited with an assist for sending the real photograph.

CASE #91 - This fake of Sophia Loren is excellent. Considerable expertise was required to create it. Of course, The Fake Detective knew it was a fake immediately because Ms. Loren would never have posed for such a shot when she looked like this. We're all grateful to "Dimensional Traveler" for responding to Wanted Poster #15 and sending us with the real picture of Playmate Candy Loving.

CASE #90 - This fake of Sophia Loren has been around for a long time and may have fooled a lot of people. The Fake Detective, of course, was never fooled for a minute since no one looks like Sophia Loren to him but Sophia Loren. We're grateful to "Biber" in Germany for the page from "Celebrity Sleuth" magazine which not only explains where the fake came from but also has a great real picture of Sophia.

CASE #89 - This fake of Meg Ryan is fairly good and may be slightly underrated, but The Fake Detective feels the light on the face doesn't match the light on the body. However, he feels that the breasts on the body shot are a good match to the real ones.

CASE #88 - This fake of Victoria Principal has been around for a long time. Since Ms. Principal has posed nude on at least two occasions, the only indicator that this photo was a fake was its explicit pose. In response to numerous requests The Fake Detective created Wanted Poster #13 for this photo. Within 48 hours we received a tip from "JJ" where to find the real photo, and Bob Lawless found it there and sent it to us. Many thanks.

CASE #87 - This fake of Courtney Cox isn't very good, and it's an obvious fake, but it wasn't created the way The Fake Detective expected. When "Scruffles" supplied the body shot in response to Wanted Poster #5, we were all surprised that the body wasn't also faked by digital editing. It doesn't look real. (We're now guessing it was heavily air brushed.) Our thanks to "Scruffles" and to a tip by "Meridian" who told us where to find the picture.

CASE #86 -This "fake" of Goldie Hawn has been around a long time and has probably fooled a lot of people, including - briefly - The Fake Detective. It's actually a picture of someone else, who from a certain angle vaguely resembles Goldie. The Fake Detective suspects it wasn't a case of mistaken identity, but part of a growing trend toward deliberately trying to fool people by posting pictures of "look-alikes". The Fake Detective rates it as a "D" because no talent and no intelligence were needed to create this "fake". Many thanks to Jari Kumlander of Finland who responded to Wanted Poster #12 and found the pictures in a British skin magazine.

CASE #85 This fake of Drew Barrymore reminds us of the game called "Whatís wrong with this picture?" The answers: (1) the light on her face isnít from the same direction as the light on her body and (2) her tattoos are missing. The Fake Detective is grateful to Gareth Chichester in the U.K. who provided a picture that originally helped us solve this case (but which had the legs in a different position), and to Brent Laycock who provided the exact picture that was used to create the fake.

CASE #84 - This fake of Christina Applegate is excellent. Only on very close inspection can you see signs of digital editing, even around the hair where all traces of the red blouse had to be removed. None of us watch "Married With Children", but Christina appeared on a Fox TV News special with The Fake Detective where she complained about fakes done of her, so The Fake Detective decided to investigate. This is the first case resulting from that investigation.

CASE #83 - These two fakes of Jennifer Aniston were investigated in order to avoid a conflict with The State Department. Several people in Chile believed that the fakes were real, and to avoid an international incident The Fake Detective stepped in and took on both cases at once. Both are simple photo retouch jobs.

CASE #82 - This fake of Anne Archer is fairly well done, but there are definite signs of digital editing around the neck. Plus a certain unnamed person on The Fake Detective's staff thinks the head is a tad too small. The rest of us weren't so sure until others pointed out that the body belonged to Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) and we looked at the fake and the real body shot side by side. Yep, the head is a tad too small.

CASE #81 - This fake of Maura Tierney is excellent. The artist even found a body shot with breasts of the right size. The Fake Detective dislikes fakes with huge breasts on women who are perfect as they are. Maura Tierney plays in "NewsRadio" and was in "Liar, Liar". The Fake Detective is grateful to "Sunioj" for assistance in closing this case.

CASE #80 - This fake of Annie Potts is probably rated higher than it should be, but The Fake Detective likes the original body shot and the fake is nicely done. Once again, The Fake Detective is grateful to "The Outlaw" for his assistance in solving this case.

CASE #79 -This fake of Lisa Kudrow is a fairly obvious fake, since Ms Kudrow certainly doesnít have breasts that size. But itís still a fairly well done fake. The Fake Detective is grateful to "The Outlaw" for his assistance in solving this case.

CASE #78 - This fake of Janine Turner is very well done. The breasts were apparently painted in with some Photopaint-type software. However, The Fake Detective insists that Ms Turner's areola are larger and darker. That's why he didn't rank it higher. He also says "the breasts just don't hang right". He won't say how he knows this, but he's an expert in such things. My knowledge is more limited, but I tend to agree with him on this subject.

CASE #77 - This fake of Michelle Pfeiffer is so good that itís scary. "The Outlaw" assisted in solving this case, and his assistance is greatly appreciated. Thereís very little about this fake to indicate that it is a fake. Only the fact that Michelle Pfeiffer has apparently never posed for any other true nude shots makes it slightly suspicious. The Fake Detective and his entire staff were greatly impressed by this creation.

CASE #76 - This fake of Nana Visitor was previously exposed by the photographer who owns the copyright to Ms. Visitor's real photograph. However, when Lux Lucre forwarded a copy of the real body shot, The Fake Detective decided to create a case file for it. It's a very well done fake, and if it wasn't for the fact that Nana Visitor is somewhat of an obscure celebrity and barely recognizable without the nose appliance she uses as Major Kira on "Deep Space Nine", it would be rated higher.

CASE #75 - This fake of Elle MacPherson fooled even The Fake Detective! Until he saw the real picture, he had no reason to believe the fake was indeed a fake. It's very well done and may even have been done with an artist's air brush BEFORE being scanned. There's no blurring as would be seen on a typical fake, and even in the vicinity of her hair there are none of the typical indicators of digital editing. The Fake Detective is indebted to "Gripper" and "Lux Lucre" for providing the real photograph.

CASE #74 - This fake of Carly Simon has been around for a long time. It's a fairly good fake and probably fooled a few people since Carly Simon isn't normally the target of fakes. "Sleepy" of SleepyScan and Lux Lucre provided the real body shot needed to close this case.

CASE #73- This "fake" of Barbara Eden is really a picture of Bobbie Bresee, who stars in made for video features such as "Drive-In Madness", "Even Hitler Had A Girlfriend" and "Beach Blanket Blood Bath". The Fake Detective was assisted by Raymond Clements in uncovering this fraud. Deliberately posting look-alikes seems to be a trend for untalented people who cannot actually create fakes. We feel "look-alikes" are the most annoying type of "fakes" around.

CASE #72- This fake of Gates McFadden has been around a long time. It's frequently posted, and it's very well done. The Fake Detective would have rated it higher, but he dislikes twat shots since that makes them OBVIOUS fakes. Even though the face was seamlessly replaced, he doubts anyone ever believed the fake was real. It is, however, a good example of the art of fakery. Lux Lucre provided the real body shot.

CASE #71 - This fake of Jaclyn Smith would have gone unexposed if "Sleepy" of SleepyScan and Lux Lucre hadn't provided the real picture. The Fake Detective was fooled and is beating himself on the head for not realizing that if Ms. Smith had posed for this picture she almost certainly would have posed for others in the same photo shoot. And no others have ever been found or posted.

CASE #70 - This fake of Raquel Welch is a bit of a puzzler. It obviously didnít take much photo retouching effort to remove the string and the back of the bikini to create the fake "nude", and it wasnít very well done, particularly around her butt, however the entire background appears to also have been altered. The Fake Detective suspects that neither the fake nor the "real" picture shows the original background from the original picture. The missing mark on her left forefinger also indicates that the fake and the real picture came from different scans of different versions of the same original picture. Comprendo?

CASE #69 - This fake of Sandra Bullock has been frequently posted as if people believe itís real. It took a lot of photo-retouching to create this picture, but itís clear the fake body is too smooth and perfect to be real.

CASE #68 - This fake of Raquel Welch is posted very frequently. Itís not a particularly good fake, and very little expertise was needed to create it, but The Fake Detective decided to expose it because too many people believe the fake is real.

CASE #67 - This fake of Debra Winger was solved with the assistance of "Blackdragon" who supplied the body shot in response to our Wanted Poster #2. The fake is fairly good, although under close examination it can easily be seen to be a fake. The Fake Detective wanted to expose this case because heís a fan of Debra Winger, and because this fake often gets posted as if it were a real picture.

CASE #66 - This fake of Lucy Lawless was solved with the assistance of Warewulf who supplied the body shot in response to our Wanted Poster. The fake isnít particularly good, but itís one of very few Lucy Lawless fakes around and thereby deserves exposing.

CASE #65 - This fake of Loni Anderson is excellent. Even under very close examination thereís no way to detect that the fake isnít real. Only by looking at the real and fake pictures side by side, seeing how every strand of hair is identical, and finding faint signs of the missing bathing suit straps, can one be certain the nude is a fake. We like this fake. Itís Loni from her WKRP days - as she was and as we imagined her.

CASE #64 - This fake of Kate Mulgrew is really pretty bad. However, putting Kate Mulgrew's head on a teenager's body is kind of funny, if you have a warped sense of humor. Fortunately, some of us do. The Fake Detective is grateful to "Partick Ols" for supplying the body shot in response to our WANTED poster, and to "WHC" for supplying the head shot.

CASE #63 - This fake of Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the easiest case The Fake Detective ever solved. The fake appeared shortly after one of The Fake Detective's staff, Honest John, posted the original photograph as part of a collection of his favorites. (The original picture remains a favorite because it looks more like a picture of Elaine Benes than a picture of Julia Louis-Dreyfus.)

CASE #62 - This fake of Morgan Fairchild is exposed with the assistance of "Frank Fallon". The original body shot of Jenny McCarthy is undoubtedly known to millions of people, but The Fake Detective isnít a fan of Jennyís and has no pictures of her in his files, so the assist is appreciated.

The Fake is excellent work, even though it is in black and white. Thereís very little about it to indicate it isnít real.

P.S. Isn't "Frank Fallon" the name of a character actor from way back when? I wonder if it's the same guy.

CASE #61 - This fake of Marina Sirtis couldnít have been exposed without the able help of Raymond Clements who responded to our wanted poster. Itís an excellent fake with no visible indicators showing it to be a fake. The Fake Detective always assumed it to be a fake, but, until now, he was not able to prove it. With tens of millions of body shots available on-line to creators of fakes, itís impossible for our small group to examine them all.

CASE #60 - These two fakes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus appeared one after the other. Apparently the one in the middle was done first. Why it was posted with a green face is anyone's guess. The picture on the left was posted later, apparently by the same person after he/she worked to correct the color. It's pretty good, but the memory of the green face version lingers and makes us see a green tint where it probably no longer exists.

CASE #59 - This fake of Sandra Bullock is probably wildly overrated at a B, but it's fairly well done, which means there isn't anything about it to identify it as a fake if you don't have the real face shot or the real body shot to compare against.

CASE #58 - This fake of Meg Ryan isn't bad, but it's probably overrated at C. This was apparently the first step in the process of creating several other "gross-out" pornography fakes. The neck is too thick and more work is needed on the tips of her hair near her left shoulder.

CASE #57 - This fake of Markie Post is fairly good in The Fake Detectiveís opinion. Itís probably underrated at C+. The creator apparently had a hard time blending the different hair colors and skin tones, otherwise it would have been rated higher. (Idle Hands says he thinks the head is too small.)

CASE #56 - This fake of Barbara Eden was accomplished by some simple photo retouching. Itís been around for a long time. The Fake Detective created a case file for it in hopes that people will stop posting it. Fat chance!

CASE #55 - This fake of Patricia Richardson used the same head shot as one of Idle Handsí fakes, so it was easily detected. But itís an excellent job. It makes us really wonder.

CASE #54 - This fake of Fran Drescher isnít very good. The biggest problem seems to be that the light is coming from one direction for her face and another for her body. (Idle Hands says the head is too small, but heís always saying that.)

CASE #53 - This fake of Reba McEntire is excellent except for the fact that the head seems too far above her breasts. Reba is a tiny woman, and the proportions just donít seem right.

CASE #52 - This fake of Brooke Shields would be excellent if it wasnít for the fact her breasts are that large only in her dreams.(In our dreams her breasts are just the right size.)

CASE #51 - This fake of Crystal Bernard has been around for a long time. A fan of The Fake Detective asked him to work on it. Itís been exposed by others, but The Fake Detective adds his authority to verify that itís a fake.

CASE #50 - This fake of Rosanna Arquette was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Rosanna Arquette is probably second in our dreams, only surpassed by Michelle Pfeiffer.

CASE #49 - This fake of Isabella Rossellini was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Ah, Isabella Ö Isabella Ö Isabella. Sheís in our dreams more often than anyone except Michelle Pfeiffer and Rosanna Arquette.

CASE #48 - This fake of Julia Louis-Dreyfus was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. The Fake Detective keeps asking us if weíre actually dreaming about Julia Louis-Dreyfus or Elaine Benes. Itís hard to say, but thereís no doubt sheís there in our dreams.

CASE #47 - This fake of Michelle Pfeiffer was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Michelle Pfeiffer is in our dreams almost every night. No one generates more dreams than Michelle.

CASE #46 - This fake of Julia Roberts was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Julia wins our vote for The Woman Weíre Most Curious About. What is Julia really like? Even The Fake Detective doesnít know.

CASE #45 - This fake of Morgan Fairchild was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Her classic beauty really turns us on.

CASE #44 - This fake of Cher was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Cher appears in our dreams when we watch old tapes of her strutting around on a stage in skimpy attire, belting out songs. She still generates more erotic dreams than anyone else.

CASE #43 - This fake of Jill Hennessy was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. We all liked Ms. Hennessy when she was on "Law And Order", and we all still dream about her.

CASE #42 - This fake of Helen Hunt was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Weíre all mad about Helen.

CASE #41 - This fake of Lauren Holly was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. When we see Lauren Holly any time and anywhere, we stop in our tracks and cannot think about anything or anyone else.

CASE #40 - This fake of Reba McEntire was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Reba was voted The Woman Weíd Most Like To Be Stranded On A Desert Island With. When weíre too worn out to do anything else, we feel we would still like to listen to her talk and sing.

CASE #39 - This fake of Courtney Cox was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Her classic beauty often starts us all to dreaming.

CASE #38 - This fake of Lynda Carter was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. We donít really dream about Wonder Woman that often, we just dream about Lynda and how, under those clothes, sheís actually naked.

CASE #37 - This fake of Kimberly Williams was created in-house, so it cannot be rated. One of the Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, created this fake because he (and the rest of us) have dreams about Kimberly. Sheís sooooooo cuddly! We all wanted a picture of Kimberly Williams as she appears in our dreams.

CASE #36 - This fake of Andie MacDowell was created in-house, so it cannot be rated. Mr. Idle Hands, created this fake because he and the rest of us on The Fake Detectiveís staff have dreams about Andie MacDowell every time we watch "Groundhog Day" or "Michael" or "Four Weddings And A Funeral". We all wanted a picture of Andie MacDowell as she appears in our dreams.

CASE #35 - This fake of Meg Ryan was created in-house by a member of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, so it cannot be rated. Meg Ryan stirs The Fake Detectiveís protective impulses. He wants to whisk her off to his cave and protect her from the evils outside.

CASE #34 - This fake of Betty Boop was created in-house so we could have a party to celebrate the closing of our 50th case. Cases #30, #31 and #34 were still unsolved when we closed case #50. Cases #30 and #31 were rushed to completion, and someone else solved our real case #34 before we could solve it, so we just replaced #34 with Ms. Boop.

CASE #33 - These two fakes of Raquel Welch and Carrie Fisher were handled as one case because they both copy the same well-known photo of Joan Severance, and because itís easier to prove the case by showing them together. The Fake Detective rates the fake of Carrie Fisher a little lower because he feels the head is a tad too small.

CASE #32 - This fake of Markie Post was investigated as a result of a request by one of The Fake Detective's fans. It's a fairly good fake, probably underrated at B+. The Fake Detective, however, thinks that Ms. Post has a feather-like bush of lighter color.

CASE #31 - This fake of Geena Davis is interesting because the real picture is also sometimes thought to be a fake. However, Geena Davis apparently was once a lingerie model. Weíve included two other lingerie shots with the case file to illustrate this.

CASE #30 - This fake of Courtney Cox has been around a long time and everyone probably assumes itís a fake. However, hereís the proof. It could be the most famous fake around, since it was once featured in a story on Entertainment Tonight. The real head shot was found on a German site, but itís apparently a small picture from the cover of PEOPLE magazine. Apparently, because the original head shot was very small, thatís why the fake is also small.

CASE #29 - This fake of Janine Turner was created in-house, so it cannot be rated. One of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, created this fake because he (and the rest of us) have dreams about Ms. Turner every time we happen to watch a rerun of "Northern Exposure". We all wanted a picture of Ms. Turner as she appears in our dreams.

CASE #28 - This fake of Sandra Bullock was created in-house, so it cannot be rated. One of The Fake Detectiveís staff, Mr. Idle Hands, created this fake because he (and the rest of us) have frequent dreams about Ms. Bullock, and we all wanted a picture that shows Ms. Bullock as she appears in our dreams.

CASE #27 - This fake of Sandra Bullock apparently fooled a few people - but not The Fake Detective, of course. The Fake Detective immediately noticed that the head doesnít sit quite right on the neck. It makes the neck appear awkwardly stretched and too long. Itís a fairly good job, however.

CASE #26 - This fake of Alicia Silverstone is constantly being posted as if it were real. Itís not a very good head shot of Alicia, and The Fake Detective isnít a fan of hers, so when someone who wanted this fake exposed sent The Fake Detective the body shot, The Fake Detective used it to complete this case.

CASE #25 - This fake of Courtney Cox isnít bad. Itís a retouched photo. Someone just used some software like Photo Paint to wipe out a portion of her jacket and to paint in a breast. Itís not the most common fake of Ms. Cox, but itís one of the better ones. And it retains an element of class, which is appreciated.

CASE #24 - This picture of Cynthia Brimhall is CONSTANTLY being posted as a picture of Gates McFadden. Ms. Brimhall doesnít look anything at all like Ms. McFadden - except for the red hair. The Fake Detective asks that you please cease and desist with these idiotic postings. It just wastes everyoneís time!

CASE #23 - This fake of Gillian Anderson was uncovered while looking though about 50 that had been posted to an X-Files newsgroup. While The Fake Detective is thoroughly tired of exposing Gillian Anderson fakes, this one deserves recognition. It shows considerable imagination. Many people were undoubtedly fooled by it, and weíve heard there may even have been mass panic when people thought that posing like this caused Agent Scullyís brain tumor. All those people can rest assured, posing like this will NOT give you a brain tumor. The picture is a fake. Aliens caused Agent Dana Scullyís brain tumor.

CASE #22 - This is not really a true fake of Lucy Lawless. Someone is merely trying to foist off a picture of Playboy model Traci Adell as a picture of Lucy Lawless. They DO look a lot alike. Why they cropped the picture and created a mirror image next to the real image is anyoneís guess. The Fake Detective would like people to stop posting this picture. When he sees "Xena" as the subject of a posting, he keeps getting his hopes up that someone has really found something. And then it just turns out to be yet another posting of this picture or of the fake exposed in Case #21.

CASE #21 - This fake of Lucy Lawless (a.k.a Xena) seems hardly worththe bother. Itís erotic in its way, but itís not THAT erotic. However, with no real nudes or erotic pictures of Lucy to be found, The Fake Detective acknowledges that that anything at all erotic of Lucy Lawless is better than nothing.

CASE #20 - This fake of Sophia Loren was done by combining Sophiaís head with someone elseís body. The Fake Detective commissioned this fake to be produced "in-house" since he dreams about Sophia almost every night and he wanted a nice color picture that was better than all the old black-and-white nudes that Sophia posed for many years ago. He doesnít dream about Sophia as much as he used to, but sheís still in the top five.

CASE #19 - This fake of Princess Di was accomplished by attaching the Princessís head to a lingerie modelís body. The Fake Detective wishes it wasnít a fake. He, too, dreams of Princess Di. And since it was created "in-house" as part of our effort to become self-contained, it cannot be rated.

CASE #18 - This fake of Michelle Pfeiffer has been around a long time. It was created by applying Michelleís head to someone elseís body. Itís a good fake, but itís still a fake.

CASE #18a (Added Information) - This addition to case #18 was created after some people disputed the validity of the original Case File. Itís difficult to believe that anyone would look at the real and the fake side by side and not see that the heads are identical. It would be nearly impossible to have the earrings and every strand of hair around them in identical positions in two photographs (even if they were taken minutes apart).

CASE #17 - This fake of Patricia Richardson was created by combining a photo of Ms Richardson with a full body shot of a lingerie model. As with Case #16, this fake cannot be rated because it, too, was done by one of The Fake Detectiveís operatives. With our unit both creating fakes and The Fake Detective exposing them, we could become a self-contained entity.

CASE #16 - This fake of Gillian Anderson was created by combining a photo of Guillianís head with a full body drawing by Sorayama Hajime. It cannot be rated because the artist happens to be an operative on The Fake Detectiveís staff. He wonít be punished for what he did, because, frankly, we like this fake.

CASE #15 - This fake of Gillian Anderson certainly didn't fool The Fake Detective for one second. But if it wasn't for fakes (good and bad), he wouldn't have a job.

CASE #14 - This fake of Gillian Anderson truly fooled The Fake Detective for a long time. It could be considered the fake that caused The Fake Detective to go into business. He thought it was a picture of her taken during the first season of X-Files, when she was chubbier (particularly after she became pregnant). However, further investigation found the real head shot used to make this fake (and several other very good fakes). And then someone on the net posted the real body that was used.

CASE #13 - This fake of Gillian Anderson shows considerable expertise with digital editing, particularly in the way the real head was placed behind the hand belonging to the fake body. That took a lot of time and skill. The Fake Detective knew the picture was a fake but, because of all the digital editing, he thought the original picture might have been of a look-alike - until the real head shot was provided by "Valkyrie".

CASE #12 - This fake of Gillian Anderson is fairly well done. To The Fake Detectiveís trained eye, however, the head appears a tad too small for the body. Otherwise it would be a very good fake.

CASE #11 - This fake of Helen Hunt is subtle enough to seem real. It undoubtedly fooled a lot of people - but not The Fake Detective.

CASE #10 - This fake of Gillian Anderson briefly fooled The Fake Detective when it first appeared! He probably wouldnít have realized it was a fake if the same head (with identical strands of hair on the forehead) hadnít been used on other fakes (#9 & #14). The technical accomplishment in darkening the skin tones to match the body is superb!

CASE #09 - This is a very good fake of Gillian Anderson. Even The Fake Detective was temporarily fooled by it. Unthinkable, isnít it!? It was only after careful examination that he decided itís a fake. The earring hanging at a 45 degree angle did the trick. Later, someone posted the original body shot that was used.

CASE #08 - This is a very crude fake of Gillian Anderson and almost not worth exposing since everyone else will realize itís a fake. Iím posting it because it breaks The Fake Detectiveís First Rule Of Fake Creation: It doesnít fool anybody into thinking itís real.

CASE #07 - A C- rating on this fake of Gillian Anderson may be too high. Itís not a very good fake, and it breaks The Fake Detectiveís Second Rule Of Fake Creation: It uses a real picture of another celebrity nude as a basis. Any collector of nude celebrity photos will immediately notice the fake because heíll have the original picture of Demi Moore. Besides, the Demi Moore photo is more sensuous.

CASE #06 - This fake of Kathy Ireland is technically very good. It was previously posted as a combination by someone else, so itís not an original find. However, The Fake Detective is more than willing to add his authority to the exposure.

CASE #05 - The Fake Detective appreciates the effort that went into creating this fake of Sandra Bullock, but doesnít understand why anyone would bother. Neither the fake nor the real picture is a very exciting view of Ms Bullock.

CASE #04 - This Sandra Bullock fake gets The Fake Detectiveís vote as the most frequently posted fake in the Celebrity nude newsgroups. He hopes that by exposing it as a fake it will cease to be posted.

CASE #03 - This is another of the most frequently posted fakes in the Nude Celebrity newsgroups. Sandra Bullockís fake breasts were probably painted with Photo Paint or some similar program. The Fake Detective hopes by exposing this fake it will cease to be posted.

CASE #02 - This is one of the most frequently posted fakes in the Nude Celebrity newsgroups. The Fake Detective is tired of seeing it. He hopes that by exposing this fake it will cease to be posted. Fat chance! He also dislikes this fake because the original picture is one of the least attractive pictures of Julia Louis-Dreyfus around. But, he was impressed by the way the artist used one arm from the head shot and one from the body shot, plus replacing most of the background.

CASE #01 - After reviewing this fake of Gillian Anderson for awhile, The Fake Detective feels he may have overrated it. He dislikes fakes that use true Nude Celebrity photos as a basis. Why bother? Any collector of Nude Celebrity photos will possess the original and will immediately realize that the fake is a fake. And, in this case, the photo of Sharon Stone is a much better and much more sensuous picture.


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