17 AUGUST 2007

With a smouldering glance at the camera and her raven hair billowing around her face, Teri Hatcher looks every inch a sultry goddess as she poses for her first campaign as the face - and body - of American fashion label Badgley Mischka.

The Desperate Housewives star - who at 42 has the looks and figure of a woman half her age - follows in the footsteps of American acting siblings Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen and Sharon Stone in being the spokesperson for design duo Mark Badgely and and James Mischka.

And it's not the first time she has worked with the pair - who styled the stunning photoshoot. They dressed her for her first ever red carpet event and also lent their expertise to Teri's earlier small screen outing when she appeared in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

"They empower women through amazing clothes," says the California-born beauty. "I like the idea of women finding great pieces of clothing and accessories to make themselves feel good."

The fashion label, which was first launched in 1988, includes everything from bridalwear and sportswear to perfumes, shoes and handbags. Famous fans include Madonna, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Kate Winslet.

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The Desperate Housewives actress looks sensational in her new role as the face - and body - of American fashion label Badgley MischkaPhoto: © Badgley MischkaClick on photo to enlarge