Katie Holmes has shown her sexy side by revealing a bit more flesh for the first time in over decade for a new ad campaign.
Holmes, 34, posed topless for luxury jewelry company H. Stern's new IRIS line. The former Dawson's Creek star looks sultry in the photos where she is seen posing on the beach with smoky eye makeup and the sunset behind her.
The images are the sexiest images of Holmes since she filed for divorce from A-list star Tom Cruise in June. Holmes strategically covered her bare chest with one arm for the topless flick, and posed in another picture with a black string bikini with the straps pulled off her shoulder. In another she wears a white bikini while laying in white sand, all the while modelling various items from the H.Stern's IRIS collection.
H. Stern created the new line after they looked closely at the sea and drew inspiration from it.
"Katie is the perfect choice for our latest collection," Roberto Stern, CEO and Creative Director for H.Stern, wrote on the company's blog. "She's beautiful, stylish, has great taste and sincere integrity. Of course, Katie is also the ideal choice because she represents our target group in general. Young, successful and ambitious."
Selecting Holmes has proven to be successful for the company - Roberto said the ads featuring the actress in Brazil are "hard to miss."
"The posters are quite a head-turner: Katie Holmes sporting the IRIS collection and not much else," he wrote.
GQ named Holmes one the Sexiest women of the 21st century in their February 2013 issue thanks to her topless scene in the 2000 supernatural murder mystery The Gift.
"...she takes off her top, revealing her un-Joey-Potter-like breasts -- such exquisitely, precisely breast-like breasts, the breasts you would think of if someone said the word 'breasts.'," GQ's writer Mark Lotto wrote.
A friend of Holmes' said that with her modelling gigs - she is also the face for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics - the actress is "really happy" nowadays.
Holmes' good friend Adam Shankman told Us Weekly that not only is Holmes happy nowadays, but so is her ex-husband, Tom Cruise.
"They are incredibly happy," the Rock of Ages director added.
Holmes just ended the Broadway run of Dead Accounts on Jan. 6. She debuted her Holmes & Yang clothing line at NYC's Fashion Week last September.