For better or for worse, Kristen Wiig spends much of her time hiding behind strange wigs, deformed hands, oversized foreheads, heinous vests and other less-than-flattering physical features. But strip away all the "Saturday Night Live" props and Wiig is beautiful -- and totally sexy.

If you didn't realize it before, her new Marie Claire spread should make it pretty darn clear. The mag put the actress/comedian on its August cover in a louche suit by Tom Ford, the jacket left open to reveal a decent dose of sideboob. Inside the issue, Wiig is outfitted in Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein and Emilio Pucci, her black and white duds accented by heavy metal jewelry by the likes of Tom Binns and Georg Jensen.

To be fair, we shouldn't be too surprised by Wiig's sultry turn. Girl's got style, as we've seen on recent red carpets, and she's got a strong hipster streak. We did a double take when we saw a cute girl with blunt bangs, chunky black sandals, dark shades and an adorable Peter Pan collar dress making her way to Ellie Kemper's wedding -- who knew that well-dressed hipster darling was none other than Kristen Wiig? (To add to the effect, she also had cooler-than-thou Fabrizio Moretti, drummer for the Strokes and her boyfriend, on her arm.)

So allow us to reacquaint you with Kristen Wiig, savvy style star and sexy big-screen icon. Oh yeah, and she's funny to boot.

See more pics and read her candid interview at MarieClaire.com or pick up the August 2012 issue on newsstands July 17.

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She's gorgeous... and hilarious:

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  • The Lawrence Welk Show

    With my by myself.

  • Garth & Kat

    Always prepared.

  • Extreme Activities Competition

    Kristen vs. Andy

  • Michelle Bachmann

    Bachmann's second attempt at a response to President Obama's State of the Union address.

  • The Today Show

    Kathie Lee Gifford makes this unpleasant for Hoda Kotb every morning.

  • Secret Word

    Mindy has a tough time with this game.

  • Björk

    Oh snarf.

  • Shana

    The sexy new girl from work.

  • Suze Orman

    Suze. Orman. Has. Money. Saving. Tips. For. You.

  • Almost Pizza

    It's not delivery, and it's not exactly pizza either.

  • Penelope

    She already did that, so...

  • Aunt Linda

    Oh, brother.

  • Gilly

    Sorry.

  • Nancy Pelosi

    Pelosi is still pretty bitter.

  • The Target Lady

    Yowza!

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