Wow wow wow! This was our initial reaction when the latest issue of V Magazine landed on our desks this morning. And we had to do a double-take when we realised the fierce beauty staring back at us through smoky eyes was none other than Natalie Portman. Yep, the sweet-yet-smart actress is shaking off her goody-two-shoes image to go all hard-edged on us. And we like! Shot by Mario Testino, Natalie works the androgynous look courtesy of her pompadour hair do and a simple white tee under a Calvin Klein biker jacket with crystallised Swarovski elements (note that it’s denim, not leather for the vegan star). The sexy shoot gets even tougher as Natalie channels Rihanna and strikes a pose in a blue cropped bustier accessorised with military-esque shoulder embellishments. Blimey! Ever since her role as a saucy stripper alongside Jude Law in Closer, Natalie has had fun playing with her public image and now that the world is about to watch her first sex scene in new flick Brothers, she’s evidently keen on letting her dark side loose. So say goodbye to the good girl.