Gwyneth Paltrow marks 50th birthday with nude photo of herself covered in gold paint
The American actress celebrated her 50th birthday on September 27
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Gwyneth Paltrow has marked her 50th birthday by sharing a naked photo with her fans.
On Tuesday, the Goop founder and actress stripped down to her birthday suit and posed nude wearing gold body paint.
The images were shared on Paltrow’s Instagram, and the Goop account also posted the pictures alongside the caption: “There are birthday suits, and then there are *birthday suits*. Happy 50th birthday, GP.”
The post has over 500,000 likes and thousands of comments from fans and celebrity friends of the star.
Martine McCutcheon wrote: "If this is 50 then I can’t wait! What a woman you are! Thank you for sharing so much of what you’ve learned with us - You make women feel good and have empowered so many.
"What an inspiration you are! Lots of love from Blighty @gwynethpaltrow You rock!"
Paltrow’s long-time friend and Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon approved of the post, saying: “Oh YES to this!”
This Morning’s Holly Willoughby wrote: "Happy birthday" along with a birthday cake and love heart emoji.
The post comes after Paltrow shared a photo of herself in a bikini on September 22 as she reflected on the milestone birthday in her blog.
Speaking about her physical appearance, she said: “My body, a map of the evidence of all the days, is less timeless. A collection of marks and irregularities that dog-ear the chapters.
“Scarred from oven burns, a finger smashed in a window long ago, the birth of a child. Silver hair and fine lines."
The actress, who turned 50 on September 27, revealed that she hopes to “retreat” and make her circle smaller as the years go on.
She added that she would like to apologise to anyone that had ever had a negative experience with her and would like to open the deepest part of herself to her husband.
The actres ssaid: "I would like to fully acknowledge myself. I am imperfect, I can shut down and turn to ice, I have no patience, I swear at other drivers, I don’t close my closet doors, I lie when I don’t want to hurt feelings."
She finished by saying she will not know what it was like to turn 50 until much later when she reflects from a higher perch.