She may have kept a low profile during the media frenzy over ex-husband Tom Cruise’s divorce from Katie Holmes but – as this scorching new shoot for V magazine shows - she certainly isn’t shy any more.
The 45-year old actress has posed semi-naked in a series of provocative poses – including a rather saucy bum-shot on the cover. Her famous red locks are replaced with a choppy bottle blonde-do, complete with rock-chick roots. Basically, Nicole is smokin’.
Mario Testino is behind the images, and is said to have been smitten with the actress – telling her ‘You are so hot it is beyond! Look at your body! It is incredible!’ Well Mario, we’re with you on this one. Nicole may be a married mum of two, but she’s definitely still got it.
She’s not just baring all in the photos, either. In the interview, Nicole – now married to Keith Urban, with whom she has two kids – opens up about the struggles of being a working mum. ’I just don't want to miss anything, and I don't want them to go 'Where's my mom?' So I'm working through that.'
Nicole is promoting her new movie, The Paperboy, out later this year. The film is already causing a stir – mainly because of a scene in which Nicole urinates (yes, really) over Zac Efron. (Poor Zac. What did he ever do to anyone?). She’s also due to star in The Nymphomaniac next year playing, well, you guessed it.
If this is what divorcing Tom Cruise does to a woman then we can’t wait to see what Katie Holmes is doing in five years time...
By Clare Thorp