Actress Lindsay Lohan, who recently bared all for Playboy magazine, says that the photoshoot made her more confident about her body.
The 25-year-old also said that the shoot is an homage to the late Marilyn Monroe's own iconic Playboy spread, reported People magazine.
"Sex and sexuality are a part of nature, and I go along with nature. Knowing yourself and your body is so important because it gives you confidence, and in life, women need confidence," Lohan said.
In the picture, the actress wears just a pair of a pumps, with her blonde locks in retro-style waves and her lips in a bright shade of vampy red.
"It's a very male-dominated world to begin with, so knowing yourself and being comfortable with your body is an important thing for me as a woman. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but this is mine," she said.
Lohan has earlier run into frequent troubles with the law over her partying, her drug and alcohol abuse, a related DUI, subsequent probation violations, even the theft of an expensive necklace. But, looking forward, she says she's learned from those transgressions.
"Ultimately we are each responsible for ourselves and for our actions. Looking back, I probably would have listened to and taken more advice from the people whom I admire and would have followed through with it more.
"My stubbornness at 18 and 19 years old got in the way. During the past five years, I've learned that time flies faster than you think, and because you only live once you have to learn from your mistakes, live your dreams and be accountable," Lohan added.