Eliza Dushku, Chelsea Handler, Padma Lakshmi Among Stars Posing Nude for Allure

By Chloe Bunker on April 13, 2009

Eliza Dushku, Chelsea Handler, Padma Lakshmi, Sharon Leal, Lynn Collins, nude, naked, boobs, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, Allure, magazineHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Eliza Dushku wasn't overly fazed when asked to be one of five celebrities to bare it all for the annual nude issue of Allure magazine.

"I grew up with three brothers, and I was never shy about covering up. It got to the point where my mom was like, 'OK, honey, it's time to put some clothes on now,' " the 28-year-old actress tells the magazine.

Joining Dushku in the April 21 issue is comedienne Chelsea Handler, "Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi and actresses Sharon Leal and Lynn Collins. When it came time to discussing the naked shoot, Handler wasn't afraid to tout her favorite body part.

"My boobs are good. They're real and perky," boasts the 34-year-old star. "Even if you can't see them, the important thing is that I know about them, and the guys I've slept with know about them."

For the 38-year-old Lakshmi, stripping down for the shoot wasn't much different from every-day life.

"I tend to sleep in the nude," she tells the mag. "I'm an innately tactile person and a very sensual-leaning woman. You have to use the word 'leaning' or it sounds like I'm boasting! When I'm in my own private space, I do spend time with very little on."

The 29-year-old Collins says the nude shoot was a liberating experience.

"Women with confidence in their bodies are the sexiest thing, so I put on my cape of courage and did it," says the actress, who will soon grace the big screen in the highly-anticipated "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." "It was quite liberating!"

Leal, 36, says she did her best to hide her fears when it came time to bare it all.

"At first, I was flattered to be asked, and then I thought, Wow, can I do it? I tried not to have my late-night French-fry fix, and I tried to mentally prepare and keep the fear at bay," she tells the mag.

As for Dushku, those early days of nudity carry on to this very day.

"I'll strip down to my underwear and my Ugg boots when I eat lunch in my trailer," she says.