Acclaimed photographer Peter Lindbergh shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse of this year's shoot

The 73-year-old legend is famous for shaking up the Pirelli calendar - it was he who made the landmark decision to photograph actresses instead of models in 2002 - and the 2017 edition will mark his third time behind the lens. got their hands on the backstage snaps and if anything, they reveal a raw, pared back approach, from Uma Thurman sans make-up (she looks divine) to Penelope Cruz in a plain black tee, shorts and mussed up bed hair.

This year's calendar also stars Alicia Vikander, Lea Seydoux, Robin Wright, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, Lupita Nyong'o, Julianne Moore, Rooney Mara, Jessica Chastain, Charlotte Rampling, Zhang Ziyi and the lesser known Anastasia Ignatova, a Russian political theory professor who Lindbergh met last year. Click through the gallery above to see the behind-the-scenes snaps.

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