Nicole Kidman appears on the front of the latest issue of the magazine, posing in a cropped tank top and micro mini skirt while flexing her toned biceps.
Looking decades younger than her 55 years, the Oscar-winning actress and mother-of-four struck an incredibly strong stance while posing for the cover of Perfect magazine – which hails Nicole as ‘the perfect icon’.
Standing with her fists raised and her biceps flexed, the actress also revealed her perfectly chiseled legs in the shoot, posing in a micro mini Diesel skirt that could well be mistaken for a belt, as well as a form-fitting halterneck shirt by the same brand.
Injecting even more funky flare to the shoot, Nicole eschewed her signature blonde waves in favor of a blunt orange-red ‘do that featured a blunt bob framing her face, while long straight strands hung around her shoulders and down her back.
Nicole is the picture of confidence in the image, staring down the camera with a striking pout as the photographer snapped away.
The cover photo is one of a series of avant-garde images taken by photographer Zhong Lin for the third issue of Perfect magazine, which celebrates pop culture’s greatest icons.
It comes just months after the actress raised eyebrows by baring her torso in a Miu Miu micro skirt and crop top on the cover of Vanity Fair’s February issue.
Social media trolls panned the image, accusing the magazine of Photoshopping Nicole‘s physique and complexion.
Others claimed the photo shoot was too raunchy for a woman of Nicole’s age and professional stature.
Speaking in conversation with Baz Luhrmann for Vogue Australia’s June issue, Nicole revealed she’d actually ‘begged’ magazine stylist Katie Grand to let her wear the fashion house’s pleated mini low-rise skirt.
I was like, “No, no, I like this one! Am I allowed to wear that?”‘ she recalled, adding that Ms Grand had to ask whether she was serious.
Nicole continued: ‘Katie was like, “You’re willing to wear that?!” And I said, “Wear it?! I’m begging you to wear it!”‘