Stern: OK With Me If Daughter Performs Naked

Howard Stern said Thursday it's OK with him if his leggy actress daughter, Emily, wants to perform naked on stage.

"I am proud of her, no matter what she does," the shock jock insisted on Sirius Satellite Radio.

"Emily's my beautiful daughter. She's an aspiring actress, she's 22 years old, she's her own boss, she's her own manager."

Stern's remarks on a test run of his upcoming radio show that begins Monday came two days after Emily abruptly quit the off-Broadway production of "Kabbalah," forcing it to close. Emily appeared stark naked in the play.

Fearful that audience members were snapping pictures of her in the nude, the 6-foot-tall actress ditched the Jewish Theater of New York production.

"I'm terribly disappointed," said Tuvia Tenenbom, who wrote and directed the satire on how the Jewish mystical practice has gone commercial.

Tenenbom told The Post that Howard had begged Emily not to do the show, which debuted Nov. 15 and was set to run until the end of January.

"He told her, 'If you're in that show, a lot of people are going to use it against me. Don't do it, don't do it, don't do it!'" Tenenbom said.

"I told her, 'Your father is a brilliant entertainer, but he's very selfish towards you.' And I said I would keep it a secret that she was Howard Stern's daughter, but she had to promise me she wouldn't quit. So we went ahead."

In the show, at the Triad Theater on West 72nd Street, Emily portrayed kabbalah's most famous follower, Madonna, in yellow panties and cone bra.

In the finale, a rabbi tells her that if she gets naked, the Messiah will come. Emily strips off and the rest of the cast, also nude, worship her body parts.

He said Emily's brunette hair was dyed blond for the part, but the rest of her remained natural.

Emily, a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, apparently became spooked after bloggers began talking about her role and hinting that nude shots were taken.

For years, the shock jock has coaxed women to get naked in his studio. At the same time, he carefully guarded the privacy of his three daughters, Emily; Deborah, 18; and Ashley, 12.

His agent didn't return a call and Sirius Satellite Radio had no comment.

Show publicist Penny Landau said: "Here is Howard Stern afraid of people doing to his daughter what he does to other people's daughters.

"She left us high and dry. Now how is she going to get other parts?"