Sexy actress Lea Seydoux is helping to relaunch French men's magazine Lui by posing nude.

The blonde beauty shed her clothes for the Mario Sorrenti shoot and wears nothing but a sheer chiffon cape for the cover photo, in which she stands tall, covering her genitals with just her right hand.

Seydoux is no stranger to steamy projects - she won acclaim for her role in lesbian romance Blue Is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adele, which featured graphic sex scenes and won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Lui, France's answer to Playboy magazine, returned to newstands on Friday (06Sep13), 19 years after it initially folded.