High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale has posed naked for a new photo shoot in an attempt to shed her "young girl" image and prove she is "actually a woman."

The 25-year-old actress shot to fame alongside Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens in the hit teen franchise, but Tisdale has long feared fans still see her as the clean-cut Disney character from the popular film series.

Tisdale has posed completely naked for the latest issue of Allure magazine and she feels relieved to cast off her clothes on camera, telling the publication, "I'm 25, almost 26, but people think of me as much younger because I look young. Being in this shoot was me saying, 'I'm not just the young girl everybody thinks I am. I'm actually a woman.'"

Actresses Bridget Moynahan and Lauren Conrad have joined Tisdale with nude shots of their own the upcoming issue.

Single mom Moynahan celebrated turning 40 with the revealing shoot.

Actress Kaley Cuoco and singer Keri Hilson also bared all for the annual beauty issue.

The Big Bang Theory star Cuoco admits her parents are in for a big surprise: "I have not told my family about this, and I'll tell you why - until they see the photos, they won't understand. All a mother or father hears is the word 'naked.'

"When I told my mom about the shoot, I left out the part about taking my clothes off."

Check out all of their pics at Allure.com!





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