Jennifer Aniston is no stranger to going topless — or pants-less — for magazine shoots (see her 2009 'GQ' cover), but this time, something feels different. It probably has to do with the fact that the actress is freakin' 45-YEARS-OLD!
That's right. Jen still looks incredible topless, just like she did on the cover of 'Rolling Stone' in 1996.
(Photo Credit: Michael Thompson for Allure/Rolling Stone)
In the latest photos, taken for 'Allure' magazine's January issue (above left), the 'Friends' alum posed alongside longtime hairstylist, Chris McMillan (aka the creator of the famous "Rachel" haircut).
The glamorous pics are a far cry from Jen's look in her latest film, 'Cake,' in which she plays a depressed woman suffering from chronic pain. "So much of the exercise was just letting yourself fall apart," she said of prepping for the role, which required no makeup except for a prosthetic scar.
Jennifer in a scene from 'Cake'
So far, it's earned her a Golden Globe nomination and serious Oscar buzz, though the honor doesn't come without a little resentment.
"A woman going physically unattractive is where you get recognition and some sort of respect," she said. "You read things like, 'Oh, finally, she's acting!' It's quite sexist, to be honest, because men don't get that."
Men, including fiancé Justin Theroux, also don't have to deal with the constant baby rumors that have plagued Jen for decades. "I don't like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women — that you've failed yourself as a female because you haven't procreated," she tells the mag.
"I don't think it's fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn't mean you aren't mothering — dogs, friends, friends' children."