Some of the most respected actresses in Hollywood are taking it all off in a new calendar shoot --- and by that I mean all of their makeup. A whole host of A-list starlets are tossing lipstick and mascara to the side in a collection of breathtaking photos for the 2017 Pirelli calendar.

Stars including Uma Thurman, Nicole Kidman, and Helen Mirren are all upending the traditionally sexed-up calendar by instead presenting a stunningly honest look at themselves without Photoshop, filters, or makeup. The black-and-white series includes close-ups and wide shots of the movie star models. The participants in the 2017 calendar may be the famed calendar's most impressive to date. They are: Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Rooney Mara, Alicia Vikander, Robin Wright, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o, Charlotte Rampling, Lea Seydoux, Zhang Ziyi, and Anastasia Ignatova.

For Uma Thurman, the bold photoshoot idea was a "loving gesture" to women across the globe, as she described it to the Hollywood Reporter. Thurman said that the calendar is meant to show women as real people in the face of a "regressive current" against women that she notes in our current culture.

Helen Mirren noted the culture shift that the makeup-free calendar represents in the age of Instagram and Photoshop, saying that this new set of photos provide portraits of humanity amid a sea of digitally enhanced celebrity images. Mirren had actually showed up for the photoshoot with calendar photographer Peter Lindbergh in full makeup, before he asked her to remove it for the shoot.

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