By Tim Saunders on
The National Osteoporosis Society in Britain is giving you the chance to see some of the nation’s favorite stars as you have never seen them before – completely and truly naked.
Joanna Lumley, Michael Parkinson, Joan Rivers, and Bruce Forsyth are among the celebrities that have shed their clothes – and their skin and organs – for the new calendar, which features x-ray photos taken by Nick Veasey of the stars’ bones.
The Really Naked Calendar is part of Love Your Bones, a campaign to raise awareness of the steps people can take in younger years to increase their chances of bone health as they age.
“Before I got involved in this project I had believed osteoporosis to be a frail old woman’s disease – which I’m pretty sure is what the population seem to think, too,” said Veasey. “Well it’s not – it’s hugely common in men and women of all ages and is a painful and debilitating disease. This is why I’m pleased to work on this project. The inspiration for the collection of images was to peer beyond the sometimes superficial celebrity image, highlighting that beauty is more than skin deep, and that essentially, what we all share is the need to care for our bones inside.”
The calendar is available from the National Osteoporosis Society website.
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