Nicole Kidman has dared to bare her back for a racy photoshoot with famed fashion photographer Mario Testino.
The 45-year-old Australian star appears in a short black skirt, embellished with a gold belt and nothing else on the cover of V Magazine.
In the photo, Kidman turns her back to the camera and keeps her arms folded over her bare chest to protect her modesty.
"Beautiful, beautiful," an enthusiastic Testino raved to his new muse as he snapped the images at his Manhattan studio.
"You are so hot it is beyond! Look at your body! It is incredible!" News.com.au quoted him as saying.
Other photos show Kidman sprawled out on the ground in lingerie, draped in a red fur coat, with bedhead blonde hair.
The actress revealed more than just her fit figure, admitting that she finds it hard to balance work and family, and doesn't plan her career too carefully.
"I don't really make decisions. I go with the flow," she told the magazine.
"If I were a strategically minded person, I think I would have a far different career. But I would be more outlandish if I could. A lot of times you just don't get the chance," she said.
Kidman, who has two young children with country singer husband Keith Urban, admitted it's hard to tear herself away from her family for work.
"I just don't want to miss anything, and I don't want them to go 'Where's my mom?' So I'm working through that," she added.