The Victoria's Secret Angel posed for a Pirelli calendar spread in a cropped top and flowing skirt before the birth of her daughter Sienna in September (12).
The sensual shot features in the calendar, which next year will highlight the charitable efforts of the models included.
As a result, beauties like Lima, Petra Nemcova and Isabeli Fontana were told they didn't have to strip for the usually racy shots.
Lima has since lost the baby weight she was gaining in the Pirelli calendar shot and she showed she's back to her supermodel best on the catwalk at Victoria's Secret annual fashion show recently.
Supermodel Kate Moss appears to be signalling the end of her 30s by baring her boobs whenever possible - she has posed topless for the cover of men's magazine Another Man. The 38 year old mum appears topless in the current Pirelli calendar and posed half-naked for Italian fashion label Liu Jo last month (Feb12) - and now she's showing off her cleavage again for a shoot staged to launch the start of Paris Fashion Week in France.
The actress appears fully nude in the calendar, which was shot by Italian photographer Mario Sorrenti on the Mediterranean island of Corsica this summer (11).
Jovovich signed up for the sultry shoot to work with Sorrenti, who she has known since they were both teens breaking into the fashion industry.
She says, "Mario Sorrenti and I have been friends since we were both pretty much teenagers and it's the most amazing thing to work with old friends that make you feel comfortable. He's pretty much the only person I would take my clothes off for!
"There's sex appeal, there's innocence, there's intimacy, there's sensuality - there's so many emotions happening but, in the end, you get that one shot, that magical, decisive moment."
The 2012 Pirelli calendar also features full-frontal images of Italian actress Margareth Made, Dutch supermodel Lara Stone and Sorrenti's ex-girlfriend Kate Moss.
Moss adds, "He adores women - he really loves the female form and everything about it."
When fans learned that Megan Fox’s love-interest role in Transformers: Dark of the Moon was removed from the script and replaced with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s character of Carly, they were completely confused. Not with Michael Bay’s decision to replace Fox, that part some people understood (if someone likens you to Hitler, you give them the boot, no questions asked). But Bay’s decision to put his faith in some random underwear model seemed strange: he’d already been directing movies for years, and it was hard to believe that out of all his possible connections in the movie industry, the best person to play Sam Witwicky's new love interest was someone with no acting skills. And so the fact that Bay chose inexperienced Huntington-Whiteley for the role could mean one of two things: either Huntington-Whiteley is a superior actress who, despite no training, is excellent anyway, OR Bay believes the only way to make a good movie is to cast good-looking people in it, regardless of their experience or talent.
But that’s not a question I’m even going to attempt to answer at this point in time. What I am going to do is tell you how Rosie Huntington-Whiteley found herself in a position to be cast in a Michael Bay movie. I think that’s a much more suitable task for the day.
Rosie was born on April 18th, 1987 in Plymouth, Devon, England to Fiona, a fitness instructor and Charles, a chartered surveyor. She grew up on a farm in Devon, where her classmates at school teased her for having full lips and two last names. She was voted Miss Big Mouth when she was because she talked so much and then at 13, she got very tall and was voted Girl Most Likely to Become a Supermodel. When she grew up and was studying at Tavistock College (which is not a college, actually – in England, high schools are called “colleges”), a scout for Profile Model Management spotted her and recruited her to the agency. Her first job as a model was appearing in a commercial for Levi’s jeans, and she spent the whole check she received as payment on a three-door Ford even though she couldn’t drive.
In December of 2006, Rosie began modeling for Victoria’s Secret and made her debut at the lingerie line’s fashion show in Los Angeles. But she wasn’t noteworthy until she replaced model Agyness Deyn in an ad for Burberry’s fall/winter campaign alongside Sam Riley. While continuing to work for Victoria’s Secret, Rosie still managed to find work elsewhere, like for Agent Provocateur, Godiva and Miss Sixty and in 2008, Harper’s Bazaar put her as number 6 on their annual “Best Dressed List.” After booking solid work for the next few years, she finally received the coveted title of a Victoria’s Secret Angel in 2009. Then her career really took off -- she met Michael Bay on the set of a Victoria’s Secret commercial in December of 2009, and she posed naked for Pirelli Calendar in early 2010, which was shot by noted photographer Terry Richardson. Then fashion photographer Rankin compiled a book of photographs he took of her and called it Ten Times Rosie, which celebrated the work of Thomas Wylde and Rosie's sense of style and empowerment. Of her look and talent, Rankin said “We’ve been looking at very, very skinny, almost masculine girls for a long time. [Rosie] really is the model of the moment. She’s the actress of the moment. She’s definitely going to become something much, much bigger.” And then finally, in May of 2010, Bay offered Rosie the role of Carly in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
There's no way to tell if Rosie will continue to pursue a life as an actress in Hollywood. I'm sure she's getting offers upon offers from other directors and producers who are hoping to snag her for their own projects. But if modeling will remain her true passion, then there aren't a lot of ways to persuade her to capitalize on the extreme fortune she had of getting cast in a Michael Bay movie, or to convince her that her door is about as open as it will ever get. I would assume that she'll do what most models do, which is enjoy the benefits of making occasional cameos in movies while modeling full time and then when they become too old to strut down the runway in the $2 million bra, they begin working on creating their own brands. And at this point in time, I'd say Rosie won't encounter too much resistance along the way.
The Hannibal actress hit headlines in August (10) when a billboard featuring a shot of her posing semi-naked for a Bulgari handbags fashion campaign was banned by officials in Venice, Italy for being too racy.
Now she has risked further controversy by taking part in a sexy, black-and-white photoshoot for next year's (11) Pirelli Calendar, in which she is shown wearing a low-cut metallic bra.
Moore poses as Hera, the Greek goddess of marriage, in the limited edition, mythology-themed calendar. Other beauties featured include Ukrainian model Daria Werbowy, who has been linked to Josh Hartnett, and British funnyman David Walliams' wife Lara Stone, as Aphrodite.
Controversial supermodel Kate Moss has kept a lucrative contract with Italian tire giant Pirelli, because the company had already spent over $1 million on its new calendar when her drug shame hit the front pages.
The catwalk queen lost a number of deals after images of her allegedly snorting cocaine appeared in British newspaper the Daily Mirror last month--but Pirelli insists it will stand by Moss.
A Pirelli source says, "There was a lot of talk about whether we should drop Kate.
"But the calendar had already been produced at a cost of more than ($1.8 million). There was no way Kate's four photographs could be replaced."
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A behind-the-scenes look at the Pirelli Calendar. Sent only to a select list of VIPs, including Royals and world leaders, the Pirelli Calendar features the work of internationally famous photographers.