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Stars go make-up free for Pirelli's 2017 calendar

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Chloe Best
Chloe BestLifestyle Features Editor
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Julianne Moore and Jessica Chastain are among the stars whohave shown off their natural beauty in the 2017 calendar for Pirelli. They jointhe likes of Kate Winslet and Dame Helen Mirren in starring in the shoot, whichwas captured by photographer Peter Lindbergh.

The calendar, titled Emotional, was unveiled in Paris onTuesday, with the photographer explaining that is was a "cry for beautyagainst the terror of perfection and youth," aiming to show "realwomen" without heavy make-up or retouching.

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Julianne Moore went make-up free in the new Pirelli calendar

Peter said the women he had pictured were "nude while beingfully dressed," adding: "It's another kind of naked, more importantthan body parts. What is more than being naked is to show yourself the way youare."

The 2017 calendar is comprised of 40 images and features 14actors from four continents including Alicia Vikander, Lupita Nyong'o, LeaSeydoux, Robin Wright and Charlotte Rampling.

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Nicole Kidman also stars in the calendar

Speaking about the calendar at the launch, Dame Helen said:"It's a big change. It's very, very difficult for young girls nowadays,and incredibly challenging. The only way we can help them along the way is tosay that life goes on a long time and it's wonderful that it does. You will domany things in that time."

Meanwhile Uma Thurman praised the photographer for"working to free women from the present false standards", as well assharing her own message to young girls today. "My mother used to say,beauty is what beauty does. Accepting yourself as you are is probably thefirst step."

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Lupita Nyong'o joins the line-up

The 2017 release marks the third time Peter has shot thePirelli calendar. He has previously created the editions in 1996 and 2002,while other renowned photographers including Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber andMario Sorrenti have also shot previous calendars.

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