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2017 Pirelli calendar celebrates female celebs with huge ... talent!

It used to be one of the world's most famous nudie calendars. Now it features stars in T-shirts and turtlenecks.

The 2017 Pirelli Calendar features Helen Mirren and Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong’o and Helen Mirren. Photo, Omar Vega/Invision/AP.

The star-studded lineup of Hollywood actresses to be featured in the 2017 Pirelli calendar looks more like the ultimate Oscar red carpet than the stuff of salacious pinups.

Among the subjects announced Sunday are actresses Nicole Kidman, Uma Thurman, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Robin Wright, Rooney Mara, Lupita Nyong’o, Penelope Cruz, Jessica Chastain, Lea Seydoux, Zhang Ziyi and Charlotte Rampling. The youngest model, Alicia Vikander, is 27; the eldest, Helen Mirren, is 71.

German photographer Peter Lindbergh, who also shot Pirelli’s trade calendar in 1996 and 2002, has been influential in shifting its concept from titillation toward a more cerebral sex appeal. This calendar features more character, less skin; more T-shirts and turtlenecks, fewer bikinis.

Lindbergh tells Vogue his visual theme is “that talent is more important than a great body.”

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