Italian actress Sophia Loren
, 71, has become the oldest woman to pose for the celebrated Pirelli calendar.
The Italian beauty, who still has a figure women half her age would yearn for, will pose in a slinky see through black dress for the calendar, which this year has Jennifer Lopez
on the front.
The Oscar-winning star is one of five actresses to appear on the calendar's 33rd edition, due out in November.Naomi Watts
, Penélope Cruz
, Hilary Swank
and France's Lou Doillon will also appear, according to reports.
Loren said she "had a lot of fun, like a young girl" posing for the calendar.
Although she will not be naked the picture will leave very little to the imagination and has been described as very "tasteful with a pair of drop diamond earrings."
Speaking in Rome Loren's press agent Mr Lucherini said: "Sophia is in the Pirelli calendar but she is certainly not nude.
"In the Sixties she had hundreds of offers to pose nude but she turned them all down but she still looks fantastic now.
A picture from the photo shoot published in Milan's Corriere della Sera newspaper shows the actress in lingerie under a bed sheet.
The calendar is being shot by Dutch photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Winoodh Matadin.
Loren was born in 1934. She started working as a model at the age of 14, and was ushered into acting by future husband Carlo Ponti.
She was given an honorary Oscar for her body of work in 1991, calling her "one of the genuine treasures of world cinema".
The Pirelli calendar, which often features nude models, was first published in 1964 and is distributed to a select group of 30,000 people each year.
Well she might not show much in upcoming Pirelli's 2007 calendar but there are few Sophia Loren nude pictures floating around from couple of movies she did earlier in her career.
Sophia has a nice topless scene in French version of the movie Era lui... (in other versions the topless scene is cut out) but apparently when she got married to Carlo Ponti he bought all copies of the movie and burned them, how he manged to do that is beyond my knowledge.
Sophia also appeared naked in a pool scene from movie Due notti con Cleopatra, this scene was also edited out from the final version of the movie release.
Here are few nude pictures of Sophia Loren from Italian movies Era lui... si! si
and Due notti con Cleopatra