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Laverne Cox is baring all for the new issue of Allure. The Orange Is the New Black star was photographed nude - along with a host of other actresses - for the magazine's annual "Naked Truth" issue.

After initially refusing to strip down, Cox, 30, says she ultimately decided the photos would be a good way to represent the transgender community.

Photos: Everybody's posing nude! See other stars who've bared all

"I'm a black transgender woman. I felt this could be really powerful for the communities that I represent," she says. "Black women are not often told that we're beautiful unless we align with certain standards. Trans women certainly are not told we're beautiful. Seeing a black transgender woman embracing and loving everything about her body might be inspiring for some folks. There's a beauty in the things we think are imperfect."

Also posing for the issue were Furious 7's Jordana Brewster, Sleepy Hollow star Nicole Beharie, Vikings' Katheryn Winnick and House of Cards' Sandrine Holt.

Check out Cox's photo below, and see the rest of the photos here.

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