AceShowbiz - Hollywood A-list actresses ditch their makeup in unretouched photos taken by famed photographer Peter Lindbergh for 2017 Pirelli calendar. %cJulianne Moore%, %cKate Winslet% and %cJessica Chastain% are fresh-faced as they forgo digital trickery and bare their skin for the lens.
Shot in various locations in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and Paris, they are joined by the likes of %cRobin Wright Penn%, %cCharlotte Rampling%, %cPenelope Cruz%, %cLea Seydoux%, %cAlicia Vikander%, %cZhang Ziyi%, %cNicole Kidman%, %cHelen Mirren%, %cUma Thurman%, %cRooney Mara% and %cLupita Nyong'o%.
"In a time when women are represented in the media and everywhere else, as ambassadors of perfection and youth, I thought it was important to remind everyone that there is a different beauty, more real and truthful and not manipulated by commercial or any other interests, a beauty which speaks about individuality, courage to be yourself and your own private sensibility," the photographer explains.
"My aim was to portray women in a different way," he adds, "and I did it by calling in actresses who've played an important role in my life, getting as close as possible to them to take my photos. As an artist, I feel I'm responsible for freeing women from the idea of eternal youth and perfection. The ideal of perfect beauty promoted by society is something that simply can't be attained."