Jessica Alba Goes Glam For Marie Claire

Jessica Alba showed off her glamorous side for the June issue of Marie Claire! She opened up about a number of things in her interview. Here’s some of what she said:

On being showcased in Maxim-ready looks early in her career: “I had a show [Fox’s Dark Angel] that premiered when I was 19. And right away, everyone formed a strong opinion about me because of the way I was marketed. I was supposed to be sexy, this tough action girl. That’s what people expected…I felt like I was being objectified, and it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to be chic and elegant!”

On how she has grown more assured of herself in recent years: “Now that I’m older, I’ve learned how to own it, but I’m still not very overt. There are some women who dress for men. I dress for myself. It took me some time to get here. Being a mom and feeling grown-up have helped. Now if I’m going to wear something short, it has to have a high neck or a little sci-fi toughness to it, an edge.”

On her former, sexier self: “I like to get positive attention. But if I have a choice between someone noticing in a negative way what I’m wearing and going, What was she thinking? or someone not noticing what I’m wearing, I would rather not make a statement at all and just have a good conversation instead.”

I don’t think Jessica’s any less sexy these days, do you? She looks amazing here! You can see more pictures and read Jessica’s entire interview in the June issue of Marie Claire, which hits newsstands on Tuesday, May 22.