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Gwyneth Paltrow, 47, poses topless and celebrates a decade of Goop

She earned high accolades for her acting career but turned the page on her time in front of the camera to pursue a lifestyle brand.

And Gwyneth Paltrow admitted in the November edition of Elle that creating Goop helped her flourish in ways she was not quite so prepared for.

The 47-year-old was one of many celebrities featured on covers of the fashion magazine’s Women in Hollywood issue, where she posed topless with just a pair of suspenders and trousers hiding her modesty.

Power player: Gwyneth Paltrow admitted in the November edition of Elle that creating Goop helped her flourish in ways she was not quite so prepared for

Despite her stellar career — which includes a Best Actress Academy Award for her role in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love — Gwyneth was not convinced the industry was a place for her to shine.

‘In the ’90s, when I was coming up, it was a very male-dominated field,’ she admitted. ‘You used to hear, “That actress is so ambitious,” like it was a dirty word.’

She starred in a host of roles on film and television, but turned her attention to the health and wellness industry in 2008 with the launch of Goop. 

Wow! The 47-year-old was one of many celebrities featured on covers of the fashion magazine's Women in Hollywood issue, where she posed topless with just a pair of suspenders and trousers hiding her modesty

Wow! The 47-year-old was one of many celebrities featured on covers of the fashion magazine’s Women in Hollywood issue, where she posed topless with just a pair of suspenders and trousers hiding her modesty

She said that ‘my ambition has been unleashed’ upon finding her true calling within the Goop-sphere.

What started as a weekly e-mail newsletter with tips and tricks to living your best life, soon spawned into a multi-million dollar empire with products, clothing, pop-up shops and highly publicized wellness summits around the country with Paltrow’s celebrity friends taking speaking roles at panels and presentations.

The company was valued at around $250million in 2018, a number she hopes has changed significantly over the year. 

‘That’s an old number,’ she said before being asked if the figure is higher or lower. ‘Of course it’s higher. Thank goodness. Oh my God.’ 

Bold: She said that 'my ambition has been unleashed' upon finding her true calling within the Goop-sphere

Bold: She said that ‘my ambition has been unleashed’ upon finding her true calling within the Goop-sphere

With corporate headquarters in Santa Monica, California, and more than a dozen staff members on her roster, Paltrow took a break from the acting world to focus on Goop, but is making a triumphant return with her husband Brad Falchuk’s latest collaboration with Ryan Murphy, The Politician.

Based on a wealthy family in the Santa Barbara area, Gwyneth admitted that her character as a mother was easy to dive into with experience raising her two children, Moses, 13, and Apple, 15. 

‘The way [my character is] as a mother is most closely based on me,’ Paltrow said. ‘He was also borrowing from other aspects of my life.’  

Gwyneth was joined by powerful leading ladies in the industry for the female-focused issue, as Nicole Kidman stunned in a black-and-white cover also shot by Zoey Grossman.

Gorgeous: Gwyneth was joined by powerful leading ladies in the industry for the female-focused issue, as Nicole Kidman stunned in a black-and-white cover also shot by Zoey Grossman

Gorgeous: Gwyneth was joined by powerful leading ladies in the industry for the female-focused issue, as Nicole Kidman stunned in a black-and-white cover also shot by Zoey Grossman

'We’d love to [do another season] because we love being together, and it’s lovely spending time with your friends, and with such good material,' she said of Big Little Lies

‘We’d love to [do another season] because we love being together, and it’s lovely spending time with your friends, and with such good material,’ she said of Big Little Lies

Floral wonder: Kidman was also seen in a grey, green and black gown with a slit up one leg and pointy heels

Floral wonder: Kidman was also seen in a grey, green and black gown with a slit up one leg and pointy heels

Nicole explained that fans have lauded her with questions about another season of her hit HBO program Big Little Lies, to which she pleaded with her following to have patience.

‘We’d love to [do another season] because we love being together, and it’s lovely spending time with your friends, and with such good material,’ she said. ‘It’s part of the reason I wanted to do (the film) Bombshell, to support Charlize (Theron).’ 

The new film shows Kidman as TV journalist Gretchen Carlson in an account of the sexual harassment accusations from a string of female employees leveled against deceased Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

Scarlett Johansson looked radiant in a bright yellow strapless number from the Ralph Lauren Collection for her cover which was styled by Natasha Royt.

Bright: Scarlett Johansson looked radiant in a bright yellow strapless number from the Ralph Lauren Collection for her cover which was styled by Natasha Royt

Bright: Scarlett Johansson looked radiant in a bright yellow strapless number from the Ralph Lauren Collection for her cover which was styled by Natasha Royt

On a roll: The Lucy star was radiant in a cocktail dress with thin straps, adding a chic gold bracelet

On a roll: The Lucy star was radiant in a cocktail dress with thin straps, adding a chic gold bracelet

Star power: Zendaya was the picture of sophistication in a chain leather Armani Privé top as she lamented being 'super vulnerable' for performances

Star power: Zendaya was the picture of sophistication in a chain leather Armani Privé top as she lamented being ‘super vulnerable’ for performances

Driven: 'I have to be super vulnerable and sad in front of people,' she said of her most recent character, Rue, in Euphoria. 'It’s weird, but cathartic in a lot of ways'

Driven: ‘I have to be super vulnerable and sad in front of people,’ she said of her most recent character, Rue, in Euphoria. ‘It’s weird, but cathartic in a lot of ways’

Zendaya was the picture of sophistication in a chain leather Armani Privé top as she lamented being ‘super vulnerable’ for performances.

‘I have to be super vulnerable and sad in front of people,’ she said of her most recent character, Rue, in Euphoria.  ‘It’s weird, but cathartic in a lot of ways.’ 

Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas and Jodie Turner-Smith took center stage for their cover ahead of the November release of Queen & Slim.

Bosses: Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas and Jodie Turner-Smith took center stage for their cover ahead of the November release of Queen & Slim

Bosses: Lena Waithe, Melina Matsoukas and Jodie Turner-Smith took center stage for their cover ahead of the November release of Queen & Slim

Growing: Natalie Portman admitted that it was a 'relief to be out of the phase where you’re supposed to be adorable' as she posed for her cover wearing a Louis Vuitton gown

Growing: Natalie Portman admitted that it was a ‘relief to be out of the phase where you’re supposed to be adorable’ as she posed for her cover wearing a Louis Vuitton gown

A new look: The Star Wars vet was also seen in a white crop top with a bow and high-waisted black slacks for this stunning black-and-white portrait

A new look: The Star Wars vet was also seen in a white crop top with a bow and high-waisted black slacks for this stunning black-and-white portrait

The romantic thriller is described as a modern day take on the story of Bonnie & Clyde, with Matsoukas at the helm in her directorial debut. 

Natalie Portman admitted that it was a ‘relief to be out of the phase where you’re supposed to be adorable’ as she posed for her cover wearing a Louis Vuitton gown.

Dolly Parton also landed her own cover. The Nine To Five actress was seen in a navy blue suit with tiny crystals and her hair worn in choppy layers. 

It's Dolly time! Dolly Parton also landed her own cover. The Nine To Five actress was seen in a navy blue suit with tiny crystals and her hair worn in choppy layers

It’s Dolly time! Dolly Parton also landed her own cover. The Nine To Five actress was seen in a navy blue suit with tiny crystals and her hair worn in choppy layers

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