Nia Long Bares It All For Allure Magazine [VIDEO]

Beauty & Style | Camille Travis | 04/22/2014 | 03:45 PM EDT

Nia Long also discusses the vulnerability that comes with stripping down naked

Nia Long
is real, raw and radiant in Allure magazine's annual nude issue as she throws her clothes aside and serves up some serious body.

This year, the beauty glossy tapped the 43-year-old actress to strip down along with Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Minnie Driver in a spread shot by photographer Carter Smith.


"Wow, I'm still going naked. [...] That's a great thing!" she said in response to the shoot. But Long admits everything wasn't smooth sailing when it came down to striking a pose while naked.

"I would say that posing nude is probably the most uncomfortable thing ever-- not from a spiritual sense, but from a practical sense," she said. "There has to be an arch in the back, there has to be hair covering the nippy action."

Long also offered up her thoughts on the beauty of women, despite what mainstream media has to say.

"I think a woman is most beautiful when she's just comfortable in her skin, no matter what size she is. My boobs are not the same as they were before, I'm not going to lie. But you know what? I'll let you guys be the judge of that when you see the photos."

The May issue of Allure is on newsstands now.

(Photo: Allure Magazine, April 2014)

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