Debra Messing, Maria Menounos, more pose nude for Allure magazine (Photo)
Debra Messing, "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Maria Menounos, supermodel Heidi Klum and actresses Taraji P. Henson, Morena Baccarin and Leslie Bibb reveal nearly all in black and white nude photos published in Allure magazine.
The "Naked Truth" spread was shot by famed celebrity photographer Patrick Demarchelier and is featured in the May 2012 issue of the publication. Klum graces its cover.
Messing, 43, rose to fame with the sitcom "Will & Grace" and now stars in the NBC musical series "Smash." She and estranged husband, Daniel Zelman, have an 8-year-old son, Roman.
"Once you have a child, once you pass 40, you have a different relationship with your body," she told Allure. "I love my body in a way I never have before." And the parts she loves the most? "My shoulders, clavicle, and chest," she explains. "I started out in dance - there's something beautiful about a dancer's upper body. I love strapless dresses."
Messing also appeared naked in the 1999 mini-series "Jesus" and in the 2004 romantic comedy film "The Wedding Date." In her Allure photo, she is pictured lying on her stomach on a bed.
Menounous, 33, was photographed in a similar position. She told E! News she feels "really accomplished" after posing nude for Allure. It marked her first naked shoot.
"It took a lot of courage for me who can barely take off her clothes in front of a doctor to do this," she said.
The TV personality and "Dancing With The Stars" contestant famously wore a red, white and blue bikini while hosting the show "Extra" in New York in February 2012 after losing a bet. She had rooted for the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl, but the team was beaten by the New York Giants.
Henson, who is 31 and stars in the CBS show "Person of Interest," told Allure: "My friends won't be surprised by this shoot. Whenever we go to the beach, I'm like, 'Is this a nude beach? Can I take my top off?'"
Baccarin, 32, is a Brazillian-American actress who rose to fame playing an evil alien queen in ABC's reboot of the series "V" and now stars on Showtime's "Homeland," which also features her nude.
"I sleep naked," she told Allure. "I don't do any naked activities except for the obvious ones. No cooking naked. That's dangerous."
To prepare for the revealing shoot, Baccarin went on a crash diet.
"I've been on a juice cleanse for three days," she told Allure.
Bibb, 37, stars in the new ABC drama series "GCB," which sees her playing a former high school mean girl who is trying to make amends. The actress previously starred in the series "Popular," playing a popular high school student who struggles with an eating disorder. She had posed for racy photos before but her Allure pictures are among the most revealing ones she's ever had.
Bibb said she also went on a juice cleanse, for four days, to prepare for her naked photo shoot. She told Allure that her boyfriend, Sam Rockwell, told her: 'Thank God I'm not with you right now. You are not nice on the juice cleanse."
Previous celebrities who stripped down for Allure's "Naked Truth" feature include Emmanuelle Chriqui, Colbie Caillat, Regina Hall, Jessica Capshaw and Kara DioGuadi.