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Helena Christensen 'Flabbergasted' That Nudity Is Offensive

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nineties supermodel Helena Christensen isn't afraid to bare her soul in January's Elle UK, notes Telegraph UK. Christensen told Elle:

"I have no problems with showing my body. I love the female shape. It's crazy -- you can have movie posters with men with machine guns but oh, God forbid you show nipples. That never ceases to amaze me. It's flabbergasting. So I have no problems with it. But I'm Danish. Everyone's naked on the beaches."

However, Christensen still keeps in mind her family values:

"I wanted the nudity to be in that normal, subtle way because my grandmother is still alive and I want to keep her for another 15 years. I don't want her to get a shock."

Christensen, age 40, owns an antiques shop in Manhattan, and works as a photographer and as an advocate for breast cancer prevention.

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