Watch: Jennifer Coolidge slept with 200 men after American Pie
Jennifer Coolidge, 60, has made headlines after revealing she's had around 200 sexual encounters following her infamous role in American Pie over two decades ago.
Coolidge played Jeanine, the mother of Stifler (Seann William Scott) who has a fling with one of her son’s classmates. Throughout the film, Coolidge’s character is depicted as attractive and desired by Stifler’s high school friends and she said the role in the 1999 film lead to her courting a lot of sexual attention.
"I got a lot of play at being a MILF [Mother I'd Like to F**K] and I got a lot of sexual action from American Pie," she told Variety. "There were so many benefits to doing that movie. I mean, there would be like 200 people that I would never have slept with."
Coolidge isn't the only star to get candid about the number of people they have had sex with, in fact even though many remain tight-lipped about their love lives, others have also put a figure on their sexual encounters over the years.
Back in 2019, Mariah Carey revealed that while she has had some high profile relationships, she has never really played the field.
"I haven't had that many, but there has been a variety pack," Carey told Cosmopolitan. "I've only been with five people in my life, so I'm kind of a prude, honestly, compared to most others in the field."
Rock Star, Mick Jagger's magic number is, allegedly, much higher than Careys.
According to author Christopher Anderson, who wrote the 2012 biography Mick: The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger, the 79-year-old musician has potentially slept with thousands of women.
"By one estimate, Mick Jagger has slept with 4000 women over the course of his life," Anderson told Extra while promoting the book. "In retrospect, I think that may be kind of a low figure," he added.
Actor Charlie Sheen could potentially give Jagger a run for his money in the bedroom encounter stakes.
The Two And A Half Men star once claimed to be so good in bed that the ladies would call him "The Machine", so it's little wonder that the 56-year-old has admitted to losing count of his sexual tally.
"If you want me to take a wild guess, I'll say 5000," he told Maxim.
Russell Brand also estimates his magic number runs into the thousands. The comedian may now be happily married to Laura Gallacher, with the couple sharing two daughters, but in his bachelor heyday he once claimed that the number of women he has bedded was "up there" at the 1000 mark, as reported by the Mirror.
"I was having sex with different women three, four, five times a day. In Ireland, nine in one evening," the star said on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2010.
Someone with a slightly more modest magic number is Amy Schumer.
In her 2016 memoir The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, the comedian and actor Amy Schumer discussed the number of sexual partners she'd had at the time.
"To date, I've slept with 28 people. I can't remember all of their names, but I remember the nicknames I gave them (Third Ball, Pit Bull Guy, JKJKJKJK)," she wrote.
How do celebrity sexual partner counts compare to those not in the public eye?
While there is a pretty big range between the number of sexual encounters some celebrities have shared, it seems the average person is seeing considerably less action.
According to a survey by Superdrug, of 2,000 people in the US and Europe, people from the UK average have seven sexual partners across their lifetime, which is considerably more than their European and US counterparts.
Italians averaged only 5.4 sexual partners, which was similar to those from Belgium, while 6.2 was the average number of partners for people from Germany.
Further research, carried out by men's mental health platform, Manual, found that British men have sex with 9.8 partners on average, across their lifetime.
This put them in 16th place for the number of sexual partners in the study of 35 countries.
Top of the list was Turkey, with 14.5, followed by Australia with 13.3.
When it comes to being honest about the number of people they've slept with the majority of both genders, 67.4% of women and 58.6% of men, admitted to always being truthful.
There are the odd few who like to bend the truth, however, with 5.8% of women and 10.1% of men confessing to both increasing and decreasing the number, presumably depending on the situation.
While it may be interesting to discover other people's magic number, it is important to understand that everyone's circumstances are different and people shouldn't feel pressure to compare themselves to others in the sexual partner stakes.
“While people in some countries prove to have more sexual partners than others, it is important not to compare yourself to these figures," explains Dr Earim Chaudry, medical director of Manual
“Safe, consensual sex should always also be practised, and the number of sexual partners does not correlate with a person's level of satisfaction with their sex life.”