Nicole Kidman | Mario Testino | V Magazine September 2012 | 'Truth or Bare'

If Victoria’s Secret was smart, they would make 45-year-old Nicole Kidman an honorary Angel and contribute $25,000 to her favorite philanthropy. Kidman delivers a jaw-dropping ‘eyes wide open’ performance in Mario Testino’s fabulous editorial for V Magazine’s September Travel issue, and she wears Victoria’s Secret all the way. 

As for Kidman, she drops her typical demure and wholesome look, pulling out all the stops on a topless cover accompanied by a derriere-baring skit (well, sort of a skirt) and black stilettos. Nicole is styled by Carlyne Cerf De Dudzeels — herself no spring chicken.

Kidman is on screen in ‘The Paperboy’, called one of the worst films at Cannes this year. Read an entertaining Huff Po piece on critics reactions to this “trash masterpiece”.

Nicole says she’s ready to take some risk, after delivering this blockbuster reminder that appearances aren’t always what they seem. Click over to V Magazine for the Nicole Kidman interview. Wow! ~Anne