'I went through a life crisis': Jessica Alba admits she struggled with her sex symbol status as she wows in ethereal InStyle shoot
She's the co-founder of a billion dollar company, a movie star with several titles under her belt and a happily married mother of two daughters.
But Jessica Alba has admitted that she struggled during the early days of her fame.
The 35-year-old spoke about shedding her sex symbol status during an interview with InStyle Magazine's July 2016 issue.
Cover girl: Jessica Alba looks stunning on the cover of the July 2016 issue of InStyle magazine
Jessica also graced the cover of the upcoming issue, which hits newsstands on June 10, and looked absolutely beautiful while posing in a meadow.
The actress sat on the grass while wearing a lovely white dress and natural make-up, with her brunette hair wet.
And while Jessica is now seen as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in Hollywood, she realised at the age of 25 that she was being typecast as sexy characters in movies.
'I sort of went through a life crisis,' she confessed. I was like, "This isn't what I set out to be. I'm so much more than this, but I don't know how not to be a sex symbol."'
'My sexuality made me very uncomfortable': The actress confessed she had a hard time being seen as a sex symbol after her big break in Dark Angel. She is seen here in a shot from the show in 2002
Jessica, who was raised Catholic, recalled having a hard time being seen as a sex object after her breakout role in Dark Angel when she was a teenager.
'My sexuality made me very uncomfortable,' she told InStyle.
'I remember my first Maxim shoot, they were telling me to pose a certain way, and I was like, "Agh! I'm 19. I'm a virgin. I don't even know how to do that." It was so awkward.'
But after her 'life crisis' at the age of 25, Jessica revealed that everything fell into place when she fell pregnant with her first child.
Billion dollar woman: The 35-year-old (pictured last month at the Billboard Music Awards) is now the co-founder of The Honest Company, which was valued at $1.7billion last year
'It was not planned, but I was like, "OK, this is where my life is going. I always wanted to be a mom,"' she shared.
Jessica and husband Cash Warren married in May 2008 and welcomed their first daughter the following month.
As well as seven-year-old Honor, who turns eight next week, the happy couple are parents to four-year-old Haven.
Jessica launched The Honest Company, which sells non-toxic household products, in 2012, and last August it was valued at $1.7billion.
'OK, this is where my life is going': Jessica revealed that everything fell into place once she found out she was pregnant with first child Honor. She is seen here with husband Cash Warren, Haven and Honor last month
The Sin City star, who is said to be worth $340million, has just made Forbes' list of America's Richest Self-Made Women.
Jessica is also keeping busy in the acting world, and can next be seen in Dear Eleanor, due out on July 5.
The film follows two teenage girls who travel across the US in 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis, in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Jessica is also appearing opposite Jason Statham and Tommy Lee Jones in crime thriller Mechanic: Resurrection, out August 26.
Coming soon: Jessica has two upcoming movies in the works - including crime thriller Mechanic: Resurrection, which also stars Jason Statham and Tommy Lee Jones and is due for release on August 26
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3622109/Jessica-Alba-admits-struggled-sex-symbol-status-wows-ethereal-InStyle-shoot.html#ixzz4ASlEuT9M
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook