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Lisa Edelstein Gets Naked for PETA

Actress Lisa Edelstein bared all — literally — in a campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, known by its acronym PETA. She posed lying nude on what appears to be a bed of super-sized leafy greens for a poster encouraging people to try vegetarianism.

The phrase “Eat Green to Go Green” is superimposed over a shot of the naked Edelstein stretched out seductively on her side. A behind-the-scenes video posted on the PETA website shows celebrity photographer Jack Guy shooting Edelstein and includes an interview with her. The actress, 44, talks about the toxic effects of the meat industry and urges people to try vegetarianism, even if it is only for one day a week. She also mentions that she adopted her dogs from rescue shelters, and that she feels strongly that acquiring a pet this way (instead of buying one from a pet store) is the ethical way to go.

Edelstein, who played Dr. Lisa Cuddy on Fox’s “House,” is very conscious of what she puts into her body and eats for maximal health and wellbeing. She has been a vegetarian since the age of 15. She credits being raised in a kosher home with her ability to stick with this kind of diet. She recently told Prevention magazine, “I was never a big meat eater — I was always picky. I was raised in a kosher home, and if you’re raised with a food restriction, it’s not that difficult to have another kind of food restriction.”

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