Hollywood actress Brooke Shields has decided to do something special to mark the approaching arrival of her first child - posing completely naked for a women's magazine.

The BLUE LAGOON beauty, who is expecting her first child with husband Chris Henchy next month (MAY03), stripped off for ALLURE magazine's May (03) issue when she was six months' pregnant for a photo shoot to celebrate the female form.

Brooke says, "I think being pregnant probably gives me more confidence just to take it all off because there's a sense of pride. I think I actually feel sexier.

"I think to celebrate the beauty of motherhood on a very physical level is just important."

The 37-year-old adds, "My first naked photoshoot was when I was the IVORY SOAP girl."

Brooke says she last posed naked as a gift for her husband, so he could remember what she looked like before getting pregnant. John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston also took part in the shoot for the issue, which hits newsstands at the end of the months - even though she was initially "freaked out" by the fact she had gained six pounds in weight just before the photographs were taken.