The Italian Almanac

Elisabetta Canalis

I'd Rather Go Naked

George Clooney's former Italian partner Elisabetta Canalis has launched a new anti-fur advertising campaign for American animal rights association PETA in which she gets naked. The 33-year-old, who split with Clooney earlier this year after two years together, is the face and body of a PETA campaign, which is suitable for family viewing, entitled 'I'd rather go naked than wear fur'.

''I think this is the best reason why I got naked in my life,'' the Sardinian model and actress said after the shoot for the campaign. ''(When) I was a kid I was watching TV at home and they showed a documentary. 'In the documentary I saw how they killed little animals, electrocuting them, drowning them, bludgeoning them. 'I was shocked because I was a little girl, but at that moment I thought that I would never, never, never, wear fur in my life''.

In the past other celebrities have stripped for PETA's anti-fur campaigns, including Charlize Theron and Pamela Anderson.