Vanessa Hudgens has branded her 2007 nude photo scandal "the worst moment" of her career.

The High School Musical star was just a teenager when snaps of her posing both nude and in lingerie leaked on the web.

Further provocative images of Hudgens have appeared over the years, but the actress insists the first drama was the most traumatic.

She tells Paper magazine, "That was just a really s**tty situation that sucked. That was by far the worst moment of my career."