Julianne Moore unveiled as face of new Pirelli calendar

Updated: Dec 02, 2010, 17:59 PM IST

London: Actress Julianne Moore will be featured in this year’s famous Pirelli Calendar along with models.

Moore, 49, is featured as Hera, the Greek goddess of marriage, in the black and white limited edition calendar, which has the theme of mythology, and which for the first time is also featuring men.

Moore is joined in the Pirelli calendar, which is also simply known as The Cal, by the Dutch model Lara Stone, the wife of British comedian David Walliams, who is portrayed as the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite.

The Pirelli calendar has been going for more than 40 years and is a limited edition publication given to special VIPs only, of which Prince Andrew is a regular recipient.

The latest calendar was unveiled in Moscow and was put together by designer Karl Lagerfeld with the pictures being taken in the Paris studio of Chanel earlier this year.

Four men also feature in the calendar and they are wearing codpieces to protect their modesty and include Lagerfeld’s right hand man Baptiste Giacobini.

Lagerfeld said he had chosen the theme of Greek mythology because he had read the classic sagas such as Homer``s Iliad as a child.

“I’m a visual version of Homer. I did it with my camera instead of with my pen,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.

ANI