We’ve all seen Gwyneth Paltrow in a range of designer outfits. But brace yourself for something a bit different... Picture: AP

London - We’ve all seen Gwyneth Paltrow in a range of designer outfits. But brace yourself for something a bit different...

In a daring magazine shoot, the 47-year-old appears to have no worries about getting down to the bare essentials despite having a movie career, two teenagers and a business to run. 

Grinning broadly, the actress poses in a pair of trousers, with carefully positioned braces and her hands covering her breasts. 

The risque shoot was for Elle magazine’s 2019 Women in Hollywood special, which also features Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman and Natalie Portman.

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In the aftermath of #MeToo, this year’s Women in Hollywood honorees are defined by the question: Where do we go from here? After building an empire, @gwynethpaltrow returns to form in Netflix's #ThePolitician. In #BigLittleLies @nicolekidman reinvented the onscreen squad—she's back at it in the new film #Bombshell. And with the highly anticipated premiere of #QueenandSlim, @lenawaithe, @jodiesmith, and @msmelina flip the script on Hollywood—and real life—narratives. Link in bio for all of our #ELLEWIH honorees, including #ScarlettJohansson, @natalieportman, @zendaya, @mindykaling and @dollyparton.⁣ ⁣ ELLE November 2019:⁣ Editor-in-Chief: @ninagarcia⁣ Cover stars: @gwynethpaltrow, @nicolekidman, @lenawaithe, @jodiesmith, @msmelina⁣ Written by: @mollykayt, @brikovan, Anita Little⁣ Photographer: @zoeygrossman⁣ Stylist: @charlesvarenne, @natasharoyt, @shionat⁣ Wearing: @ralphlauren, @chanel, @dior, @louisvuitton, @tiffanyandco, @_katkim, @panconesi⁣ Hair: @anhcotran, @hairbylorenzomartin, @nakiarachon, @hairartbydominique, @naivashaintl⁣ Makeup: @jilliandempsey, @angelalevinmakeup, @thecelinarodriguez, @rebekahaladdin, @carolagmakeup⁣ Nails: @ashlie_johnson, @betina_goldstein, @thuybnguyen⁣ Produced by: @michellehynek, @crawfordandcoproductions

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Despite her stellar career – which includes an Oscar for her role in 1998’s "Shakespeare In Love" and parts in the Avengers series of movies – Paltrow admitted she felt guilty for being ambitious.

"In the ‘90s, when I was coming up, it was a very male-dominated field," she told the magazine. "You used to hear, 'that actress is so ambitious', like it was a dirty word."

A full interview with Paltrow appears in the November issue of Elle, out now.

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