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Jessica Alba Dark, Sultry Siren in Marie Claire (photos!)

Jessica Alba has come full circle, from rising starlet to Hollywood mom and now full-on fashion icon in the new issue of Marie Claire magazine.

Alba, 31, is one of the few actress who could easily make the transition to supermodel, the magazine says.

She posed as a a dark and sultry, Helmut Newton-inspired seductress in the Tiffany Suite of the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. There’s no question she has an alluring beauty.

Check out Jessica’s photos; click to enlarge.

Alba, who famously refuses to do nude scenes in movies, began acting at 13 in “Camp Nowhere” and “The Secret World of Alex Mack” in 1994. Her breakthrough role was as the lead actress in the television series “Dark Angel,” which ran for two years.

She may be one of the few women who made the cover of Playboy magazine without taking her clothes off. The magazine put her on the cover of the March 2006 issue, because she was named one of its “25 Sexiest Celebrities.”

The Hollywood starlet married Cash Warren, son of actor Michael Warren, in 2008, after meeting four years earlier on the set of “The Fantastic Four.” The now have two children.

She seems to have her priorities straight and a strong sense of herself. “There are some women who dress for men. I dress for myself. It took me some time to get here,” she said about fashion.

“I’m all about the fantasy aspect of fashion. Some days I feel more tomboy, some days I feel more feminine, some days like a warrior.”

Check out her photos, and you decide which day it is.

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