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May 31st, 2011 9:48pm EDT

Kate WinsletMildred Pierce star Kate Winslet has stripped off for the cameras once again as part of iconic photographer Mario Testino's new exhibition in Rome, Italy.

The actress, who honored her close pal with a lifetime achievement award in New York last week, is no stranger to posing nude for movies and photoshoots and admits she couldn't say no to Testino when he approached her to feature in upcoming art show, Todo o Nada.

She says, "You know that his biggest strength without fail is making women look beautiful. When Mario turns to you and says, 'It's beautiful, but I think it would work better naked, no?' How can one refuse?

"No matter what insecurities about oneself a subject may have, Mario makes them go away like a magician. One moment you are in the hair and make-up chair fully clothed and wishing you had smoother skin, longer legs and smaller feet and then Mario comes in and, in that charming way, he takes you by the hand and says, 'Don't worry it's going to be amazing.'"

And Testino is convinced he's able to win over his female subjects because they trust him to make the images look tasteful.

He adds, "I said to her, 'I want you to pose nude for this exhibition.' And she was like, 'Oh, OK, Mario.' She said yes right away. Most of them (celebrity friends), I think, trust me. I would never let them down."

Todo o Nada opens in Rome in July.

 

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