Actors Olivia and Leonard portray Romeo and Juliet in a sensual moment from Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 adaptation of the movie.

Due to their brief naked moment, the Romeo and Juliet actors are currently being sued for child abuse.

Olivia Hussey was 15 and Leonard Whiting was 16 when they starred in the Oscar-winning version of William Shakespeare's play.

The lawsuit was filed last week in Santa Monica.

Franco Zeffirelli, who died in 2019, initially told the two that they would wear flesh-coloured undergarments in the bedroom scene which takes place late in the film

Yet they were filmed in the nude without their knowledge, in violation of California.

The suit said that Zeffirelli told her that she must act in the nude "or the picture would fail" and her career would suffer.

The actors "believed they had no choice but to act nude in body makeup as demanded."