See Gwyneth Paltrow Go Totally Nude For Her Birthday

Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated her 50th birthday by covering herself in gold and posing nude for an Instagram shot.

By Vic Medina | Published

Gwyneth Paltrow may have just turned 50, but she isn’t shying away from the number, or being nude. The Marvel actress just went on her Instagram account to celebrate her birthday with a nude photo and a nod to a classic James Bond movie. Paltrow posed in profile (and discreetly covering her naughty bits) while covered in gold body paint, in a bit of an homage to Margaret Nolan, the actress who was covered in gold in the title sequence of the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger.

This is not the first time the Shakespeare in Love actress has gone buff for her 8.2 million Instagram followers and made an empowering statement for women to embrace their bodies as they age. In 2020, Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated her 48th birthday with a nude photo as well, only this time, without gold paint and taking a nearly identical pose out in nature (hopefully on her own property). She even used the post’s caption to promote her Goop Body Butter, saying it gave her the confidence to strike a pose in the buff, but her daughter Apple Paltrow Martin (with ex-husband Chris Martin of the band Coldplay) expressed her embarrassment with it in a one-word comment: “MOM.”.

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Georgina Hobart (Gwyneth Paltrow) in the new Netflix series The Politician 

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin,” Gwyneth Paltrow once said as she promoted her highly successful lifestyle brand Goop, which offers health and wellness products with a focus on natural, holistic ingredients. Goop offers newsletters, books, vitamins, and other lifestyle products marketed to professional women, which is probably why Paltrow often uses her nude body to promote her products’ effectiveness. In 2020, she even sold a candle that she claimed smelled like her vagina, but press for the product quickly backfired after a customer reported the candle exploded in her home.

Exploding vagina candles aside, Goop is a highly successful company, with sales topping $250 million as of 2020.

While it is unusual for Gwyneth Paltrow to post a fully nude photo on social media as she did for her birthday, her theme of empowering women as they age does cause her to go au naturel in other ways. She makes it a practice to post photos on social media without wearing makeup and encourages women to never shy away from their wrinkles while also encouraging them to live a healthy lifestyle to combat the effects of age. Just last month, she posted a picture of herself jumping across her yard wearing only a bikini, and accompanied it with a link to an essay in which she talked about embracing her wrinkles and sagging skin as she approached her milestone birthday.

Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of TV producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner and got her big break in acting by playing a young Wendy in her godfather Steven Spielberg’s film Hook. She’s won an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Golden Globe throughout her highly successful career, and her role as Pepper Potts in the Iron Man and Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films keeps her in the Hollywood limelight. For now, fans can mark their calendars for Gwyneth’s next birthday, to see if her Goop products and healthy lifestyle allow her to keep on posting nude photos in the years to come.