Gracing the cover of "New York Magazine" this month, a full-figured Lindsay Lohan emulated Marilyn Monroe by posing nude in the new spring fashion issue.
Bert Stern, who photographed Monroe in 1962 at the Hotel Bel-Air, recreated the famous photo shoot with 21-year-old Lohan at the same hotel on Feb. 5, capturing images of her wearing only a blond wig.
Stern told the Associated Press he thought the photo shoot would give the young actress a chance to be seen as a grown-up.
Lohan made a name for herself in Hollywood by the age of 12, starring in movies such as "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Mean Girls."
She quickly blossomed in the public eye along side Paris and Nicky Hilton and Britney Spears and became famous, or rather infamous, for having a party girl reputation.
Her short-lived singing career flopped and so have her recent monotonous movie roles. We all watched as her life slowly began to spiral downward.
For most of the media critics, posing nude could seem like a desperate attempt by Lohan to make a comeback.
After all, it's only been a year since she was arrested twice on drunk driving and drug charges, and only a few weeks since she checked out of rehab.
But this could prove to be her best role yet. Although Lohan is bearing it all for the cameras, it's not what I was immediately drawn to the first time I saw the spread.
Disguising her freckly face and red hair, Lohan mimics Monroe by donning dark brows, a platinum blond wig and a pale complexion, and she does it with grace and style.
The combination is pretty uncommon in Hollywood - especially in the nude.
It was refreshing, for once, to see an all-American, full-figured young actress on the cover of a high fashion magazine instead of the bronzed, anorexic models we're so used to seeing.
Lohan, who has been scrutinized in the past for being too thin, looks attractive, sexy and, most importantly, healthy.