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Lindsay Lohan poses nude for New York Magazine

Ann Turner | February 19, 2008

Actress Lindsay Lohan is taking it all off in a nude photo shoot for New York Magazine. The magazine cover and pictorial spread recreates the famous Marilyn Monroe "Last Sitting" shoot by famed photographer Bert Stern in 1962. Stern also shot the Lohan pictorial, in which the actress appears topless in a blonde wig, naked except for a bit of sheer fabric.

In the New York Magazine shoot, Lohan strips down to recreate the famous photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken forty-six years ago. Monroe died of an apparent drug overdose six weeks after the original photographs were taken. Echoing Monroe's photos, Lohan poses nude, wrapped in only a sheer scarf that at points leaves virtually nothing to the imagination.

The photo shoot took place at the Hotel Bel-Air in Hollywood on February 5th – the same location the original Monroe photographs were taken. Lohan was excited about doing the shoot, telling New York Magazine: "I didn't have to put much thought into it. I mean, Bert Stern? Doing a Marilyn shoot? When is that ever going to come up? It's really an honor."

Stern said he wanted to do Lohan for the shoot because he believed "she had a lot more depth to her" than it appears in "those teenage movies." He told New York Magazine the idea for the project grew out of his interest in "controversial women� like Britney, Paris and Lindsay."

Lohan has long been a fan of Marilyn Monroe, even purchasing an apartment where the infamous Hollywood star once lived. "If you saw my house," Lohan said, "I have a lot of Marilyn stuff."

In the New York Magazine interview accompanying the pictorial spread, Lohan compared Monroe's death to the recent tragic loss of Brokeback Mountain star Heath Ledger.

�They are both prime examples of what this industry can do to someone,� she said. "I sure as hell wouldn't let it happen to me."

For more on this story and to view a selection of photographs from the shoot, click here. Gay Link Content

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