Gwyneth Paltrow took to Instagram to pose nude for her 50th birthday.
The star explained how her age makes her feel empowered.
The Oscar winner worked with her company Goop on the shoot.
Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow recently posed nude in gold paint on Instagram to celebrate her 50th birthday and discussed how she feels about getting older.
Paltrow said: "I feel so good turning 50, and this is about expressing that sense of energy and optimism that I'm experiencing,"
The star shared one of the revealing photos on her Instagram page, with many of her followers wishing her happy birthday in the comments.
The "Iron Man" and "Avengers" actor explained that the "Goldfinger"-inspired photo shoot was about enjoying herself.
"It's more about the female gaze and just a sense of fun," she said.
Paltrow's makeup artist Lottie used a lot of Goop moisturizing products before painting the star gold, relying on face cream, eye cream, and lip balm.
Paltrow also explained that she thinks society should change its perception of age and beauty, saying, "I think aging is actually a beautiful thing. We just need to open our perceptions. As you become more yourself, in integrity, your life really opens up."
The blog also explained which of the Goopgenes products went into creating the look, dubbed the "golden goddess" by Paltrow's makeup artist.
This isn't the first time Paltrow has discussed turning 50 on the Goop blog, as she recently mulled over her thoughts on getting older, and how she regrets not being her true self over the years.
She explained: "I have hurt people, never intentionally, but I have done so just the same. I have let people down by not being who they needed me to be. I have betrayed myself to keep the peace."
The actor also talked about what she wants to do with the rest of her life, saying that she'd like to "slow down," and "retreat a little bit."
Paltrow added that she wants to "hold myself to a higher standard of compassion" over the next 50 years.
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