Billboard with a naked Julliane Moore banned in Venice

London: A billboard with Hollywood actress Julianne Moore posing naked for a fashion campaign has been banned in Venice after it was deemed "inappropriate".

The `Laws of Attraction` star stripped off for a recent shoot for Bulgari handbags, the promotional poster for which was to be erected in the city`s famous St Mark`s Square, reported Contactmusic.

But Venice`s recently elected mayor, Giorgio Orsoni, deemed the picture, which shows Moore posing with only a handbag protecting her modesty, too risque.

"An advertisement showing a nude woman on a divan is not appropriate for St Mark`s Square," he said.

The billboard will instead show less racy images of the 49-year-old actress fully dressed and modelling Bulgari jewellery.