But you can’t help but be impressed by the effects of healthy living on Gwyneth Paltrow’s body.
The 38-year-old mother of two looked a decade younger as she posed topless wearing just jewellery and a pair of fishnet tights in a revealing photoshoot for Vanity Fair magazine.
Her demure pose with her arms across her helped protect her modesty.
Stunning: Gwyneth Paltrow shows off her body in a photoshoot for Vanity Fair - where she wore nothing but Louis Vuitton jewellery and fishnet tights
She wore a Louis Vuitton necklace, earrings and rings, in the pictures for the magazine's jewellery supplement.
The pretty blonde had her hair up in a delicate knot and opted for natural make-up with smoky eyes.
Miss Paltrow looked lithe, toned and appear to show no trace of any stretch marks, which would be expected after having two children.
Dedication: Miss Paltrow appearance can be thanked to her lifestyle which sees her regularly rise at 4.30am to undertake exercise and yoga, plus eating healthily
The star, who regularly gets up at 4.30am to exercise, is famed for dedication to yoga and healthy-eating.
She said in a recent interview: 'I’m really not a morning person at all. It is just sheer determination. I’m very strict with myself. When I practice six days a week and eat clean food, I feel much better.’
The actress, who is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin, has two children, apple, seven, and five-year-old Moses.
Celebrity guests: Gwyneth arrives at the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury alongside rapper Jay Z to watch his wife Beyonce perform at the festival. Gwyneth's husband Chris Martin performed the night before
She launched a lifestyle website GOOP in 2008 on which she writes her views, advice, and tips for leading a better life.
It has been criticised for its 'patronising' tone and advice that is unrealistic for people on ordinary budgets.
Magazine appearance: Miss Paltrow's revealing photoshoot appears in this month's Vanity Fair
Miss Paltrow, whose credits include Seven and the Iron Man franchise, has made the transition from actress to domestic goddess over the past couple of years, even releasing her own cookbook recently - Notes From My Kitchen Table.
She appeared on hit singing show Glee and has turned her hand to comedy on Saturday Night Live.
The star is also planning to launch a chain of gyms with her personal trainer Tracy Anderson, and this week was spotting dining with Sir Phillip Green prompting speculation she is in talks to design a fashion line for one of his high street store Wallis.
It is not the first time she has worked in fashion as she collaborated with French label ZOEtee’s on a capsule collection reflecting her own style in 2009.