Gwyneth Paltrow poses nude, painted gold for 50th birthday photos

Gwyneth Paltrow’s showing off her birthday suit.

The Goop founder stripped down and got slathered in metallic body powder for a “Goldfinger”-inspired nude shoot in honor of her 50th birthday Tuesday.

“All I know is that they’re painting me gold and that I have to be naked. I feel so good turning 50, and this is about expressing that sense of energy and optimism that I’m experiencing,” Paltrow said while on set, per a Goop press release.

“It’s more about the female gaze and just a sense of fun.”

Photographer Andrew Yee snapped the stunning pics, while celebrity makeup artist Lottie was tasked with turning Paltrow into a “golden goddess,” as she told Goop.

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“I feel so good turning 50, and this is about expressing that sense of energy and optimism that I’m experiencing,” Paltrow said.

courtesy of Andrew Yee

GP's 50th

“I feel so good turning 50, and this is about expressing that sense of energy and optimism that I’m experiencing,” Paltrow said.

courtesy of Andrew Yee

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After “[making] sure the skin on her face and body was very, very moisturized” — using products from Goop Beauty’s Goopgenes line, naturally — Lottie applied “piles of gold powder” to the actress’ face and body.

“Gwyneth was such a sport. We started the day with less and built to more and more gold,” she recalled.

Hairstylist Mark Townsend, meanwhile, used the same gilded powder on Paltrow’s long blond locks, after using Goopglow Restore + Shine Hair Serum ($55) to saturate her strands.

“I think aging is actually a beautiful thing. We just need to open our perceptions,” Paltrow said of the shoot. “As you become more yourself, in integrity, your life really opens up.”

Ahead of turning the big 5-0, the “Shakespeare in Love” actress shared some “musings on a milestone” with fans along with a joyful bikini ‘gram, writing on Goop that while she “strangely [has] no sense of time passed,” her body “is less timeless.”

“My body [is] a map of the evidence of all the days … 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 sun has left her celestial fingerprints all over me,” the Oscar winner shared.

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“I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles,” Paltrow wrote in a Goop essay ahead of her 50th birthday.
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“I accept the marks and the loosening skin, the wrinkles. I accept my body and let go of the need to be perfect, look perfect, defy gravity, defy logic, defy humanity. I accept my humanity.”

While Paltrow partnered with the anti-wrinkle injectable Xeomin in 2020 — and has said that a “teeny drop” of the stuff helps her “look less pissed off” — she prefers “clean, nontoxic products” to plastic surgery, and has spoken plenty about embracing the process of getting older rather than fighting it.

“I like my wrinkles and you know, I like what I see,” she told Stylist in 2014. “Of course I can get into the frame of mind where I get critical about this and that, but I really try to not do that and try to appreciate the incredible life I’ve lived and all I’ve learned. I like that all of that is written on my face.”

Gwyneth Paltrow with children Moses and Apple
Paltrow shares two children, Apple and Moses, with ex Chris Martin.
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Still, during a 2020 chat with her mother, Blythe Danner, and her teenage daughter, Apple, Paltrow admitted that “aging is hard.”

“It’s definitely a process, and I think when you see your face start to change, you don’t necessarily feel your most beautiful externally,” she said in a Goop video at the time.

“But the irony is it’s that time in your life when you actually really like yourself and love yourself. So you sort of internally feel really beautiful.”