4 Celeb Moms Get Naked for the 'Allure' Nude Issue (VIDEO)

kristen bellI know we've never seen Kristen Bell like THIS before. Four actresses dared to bare it all for Allure's annual nude celebs shoot (May issue): Kristen Bell, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Nia Long, and Minnie Driver. They all look amazing -- of course! But what's more shocking is what they have to say about posing nude. Keep in mind, all four of these women are moms; Kristen and Jenna had their babies just months ago. Two of them are over 40. Some of these famously beautiful women harbor a few insecurities about their bodies -- just like we do. But that's not all they have to share.

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Kristen Bell says being outspoken about body acceptance made doing the daring shoot a no-brainer. "I talk a big game about being comfortable no matter my size. I wanted to put my money where my mouth was." But she's still bashful about showing one part of her body: "My belly skin has made me self-conscious, and it's only gotten worse since I've had a baby," she says.

Her butt is another story altogether, though. "I'm a fan of my own buns. I'm very happy with the amount that I've been given, and I often attempt to sculpt them into something more than what I've been given. But I notice other people's buns quite a bit." Probably her husband Dax Shepard's especially.

Kristen confesses she was worried at first about how pregnancy would change her figure. "I was terribly frightened that I would feel like a schlub and not at all beautiful. But I've never been so comfortable with my body. When I looked in the mirror, I saw Cindy Crawford."

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Jenna Dewan Tatum is a dancer, so her relationship with nudity is relaxed. "You sort of lose all modesty as a dancer. I also think it's just the way I came out. I've always been free-spirited, and it was hard to keep clothes on me as a kid." The new mom admits she spends "a lot" of time naked -- in private, I'm sure.

Minnie Driver poses nude at the age of 44: Respect. But here's the surprising thing -- she says being older actually made it easier. "I never could have done this when I was 25. No way. All I saw were the flaws. I still see flaws, but I see what's great more -- and I've got a banging body." Um, that's kind of awesome. She admits she was still a little bit nervous about the shoot, "but I actually really love my body -- it's done amazing things for me. There's such a grace to being confident in who you are."

Except for one thing: "My boobs do make me a little bit self-conscious," Minnie admits, "because I had a baby and things really do change. I would rather go bottomless on the beach than topless actually, as it turns out -- you'll never see that, of course." 

Nia Long, who is the mother of two, says the same thing: "When you have kids, your body changes drastically, and we have to learn to appreciate ourselves as we are. My boobs are not the same as they were before; I'm not going to lie." But she's proud to take it all off -- at the age of 43. And if any one of us looked that great at 43, so would we ... right?

Have you felt more comfortable with your body the older you've gotten?

 

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