Lindsay Lohan's mother Dina has given her daughter's semi-nude photo spread her stamp of approval,

People says. "It was very tastefully done," the elder Lohan said. The photos are a re-creation of a 1962 shoot that Bert Stern did of Marilyn Monroe. Describing them, Dina said, "I respect the photographer as an artist, so I look at them artistically. For him to call... is an honor. I looked at it as art, and as Lindsay doing a character. So I don't look at them like it's Playboy; she was being a character. So if you look at it that way, you can look at it as a mother." Dina Lohan also commented on just how excited 21-year-old Lindsay was to get the call to be in the shoot. Linds apparently said, "Mommy, I'm never going to get this opportunity to do it again." I beg to differ with Miss Lohan: After this shoot, getting another op probably won't be a problem. - Anna Dimond Even More Lindsay: " Nude Lindsay Lohan Makes Like Marilyn Monroe; What's Your Take? " Watch video: Lindsay's photos for New York's Fashion Issue