I was surprised to find that most of the scenes of female fighting that are popular today were also fashionable centuries ago. More, they were conceived and materialized by the household names of fine arts. I have organized a movie with a slide sequence below, with a dozen copies of paintings and sculptures by artists like Rodin, Schiele, Renoir, Maillol and Pissarro, almost all of them depicting nude scenes. I guess they did that for personal interest and client commissions. Human nature has not changed at all along the time.
Artists are not identified in the movie above; you can practice your art knowledge by pointing out who are the authors. Or else, go to Forum Russia, where these images came from, and look at their art section.