Still cheeky at 45: Nicole Kidman doesn't skirt around as she bares her derrière for provocative V magazine cover
Nicole Kidman shows off her naughty side as she takes the cover of V magazine's September issue.
The 45-year-old Australian actress reveals her pert derrière in a barely-there black and gold skirt, which rides high around her slender waist.
Renowned photographer Mario Testino was the man behind the lens - and was certainly head over heels with his muse.
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September V has arrived! V79 The Travel Issue, starring Nicole Kidman, photographed by Mario Testino with styling by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele (with special fold-out cover)
Strike a pose: The 45-year-old actress looks incredible in the colourful racy spread
'Beautiful, beautiful,' Testino could be heard saying during the shoot. 'You are so hot it is beyond! Look at your body! It is incredible,' he enthused to the movie star.
Nicole took part in the spread to promote her new film, The Paperboy, which gets a limited release in the U.S. on October 5.
In the accompanying interview, Nicole admitted she finds it hard being a working mother.
Smouldering: Nicole pursed her lips and brooded into the camera for the shoot
Stripping down: In other frames she reveals her curves in a low-cutting bra
The Oscar-winning actress - who has daughters Sunday, four, and 19-month-old Faith, with husband Keith Urban - says it's a struggle finding the balance as she wants to spend as much time as possible with them.
Leggy: Nicole teamed her cheeky look with a pair of black stilettos
Nicole - who also has two children, Isabella, 19, and 17-year-old Connor, with ex-husband Tom Cruise - said: 'Time is so precious and I love the sound of them and the feel of them.
'I just don't want to miss anything, and I don't want them to go 'Where's my mom?' So I'm working through that.'
The Paperboy star also revealed how she is quite spontaneous when it comes to her career choices and just goes with whatever takes her fancy.
She told V magazine: 'I don't really make decisions. I go with the flow. If I were a strategically minded person, I think I would have a far different career.
'But I would be more outlandish if I could. A lot of times you just don't get the chance.'
Meanwhile Kidman will be honoured at the New York Film Festival.
The Cold Mountain actress - whose movie career has spanned nearly 30 years - will have a special tribute paid to her at the 50th annual festival on October 3, 2012.
Festival director Richard Pena said: 'Nicole Kidman is one of film's finest contemporary actresses.
'Since her breakthrough performance in To Die For and her bold and provocative appearances in Lars Von Trier's Dogville, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, and as Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry's The Hours, Kidman has insisted on finding roles that are complex, bold and demanding.
'We are excited to honour her with a tribute at the New York Film Festival.'
The long standing director will also be honoured at the gala event when the festival is held between September 28 and October 14.
The 45-year-old Australian will see her latest movie The Paperboy - which she appears in alongside Zac Efron and Matthew McConaughey - shown during the prestigious event.
The blonde actress - who rose to fame in thriller Dead Calm - has since gone onto star in several hit movies including Moulin Rouge, and The Hours which have won her three Golden Globes as well as an Academy Award.
Reclining: Kidman slips into another bright ensemble, a patterned skirt and pink-rimmed bra
Racy: The actress will next star in The Paperboy, which gets a limited release in the U.S. on October 5
VIDEO: Provocative! Kidman is photographed by Testino for V79 The Travel Issue
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