She's 13 for the "Taxi Driver" shots, I think the others are older, I'm not sure, maybe 15-17.
Ah, I've just looked it up. The nude photos were taken by Emilio Lari, a family friend and respected photographer, when Jodie was 15. The photographer, his wife, and Jodie's mother were all present. The photos were suggested by Jodie's mother who wanted a more mature photo set to enhance Jodie's career. They got released somehow to a commercial agency after the Hinckley affair and appeared in some men's magazines, resulting in a legal battle that Foster lost.
When she was up for "Taxi Driver", the State Labor Board required that she be psychologically tested before being allowed to be in the movie. Her mother hired former governor Pat Brown to fight the requirement, but they eventually agreed. The psychologist who tested her said she was intelligent and well adjusted and wouldn't be harmed by playing the role of a child prostitute. Later Jodie made a point of saying that it wasn't like every kid her age in the Valley didn't know what a prostitute was or what they did.
Next to one or two shots tastefully done later on - one topless with a branch over her breasts - they're probably the sexiest shots she's ever done. She did do one set years later in a black leather suit, which, without showing anything, are really sexy. She also did one in a short white tunic (which is on my wall at the moment along with the black leather suit shot), showing a lot of leg and bare shoulders. She also did one, also on my wall, where she is in a white negligee-thingy, with her legs crossed showing plenty of thigh, and the top is open showing the underside of her breast - that is THE hottest shot she's ever done.
She was never the best looking babe in Hollywood, but she was always hot solely because of her intellectual, emotional and physical intensity. She might be gay (although I think she's more likely bi), but who cares? I'd bang her brains out any time. That's why she's in my top list.