Demi moore was paid over 12 million to appear in movie striptease . Moore played the main female character, Erin Grant. For the film, Moore visited strip clubs in New York City, California, and Florida, and she met with strippers. Moore really did dance topless in the part, and this was the sixth time she showed her breasts on film. Demi Moore, is an American actress, former songwriter, and model. Moore dropped out of high school at age 16 to pursue an acting career, and appeared in the men's magazine Oui in 1981.