By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline. The year-old actress ditched her clothes completely for the first time ever for 's Love After Love when she was While she is 'proud' of still taking 'chances' at this time in her career, she regrets not filming a nude scene in her 20s to show her children that they should never 'feel any shame about their bodies'. Regrets: Andie MacDowell pictured this month said she regrets not stripping off in movies sooner. Andie - who has Justin, 33, Rainey, 29, and year-old Sarah with ex-husband Paul Qualley - told the i newspaper : 'I'm proud of myself. It shows that I'm still evolving and ready to take chances.
Andie MacDowell opens up about her first nude scene
Andie MacDowell's Nude Scene in 'Love After Love'
The actress has revealed why she shied away from naked scenes in her career. McDowell now believes it was a bad example to set for her own two daughters and son. It shows that I'm still evolving and ready to take chances. McDowell said: " I grew up in a conservative family and, in my generation, most actresses hired body doubles for those scenes. But I had an awakening as to what the human body is, and I didn't want my kids, in their acting, to feel any shame about their bodies. There is a naked scene in 's The Object of Beauty with John Malkovich, for example, which now appears to have been done with a body double. Although there is nudity throughout the whole film, it's done in such an artistic way that it makes the story that much richer because you just feel like you are watching these people's lives.
Andie MacDowell, 61, regrets not getting naked in a movie earlier, after she bared all last year
There are a lot of firsts for actors. A first time for on-screen nudity, say; a first time to take a punch in the face; a first time to star in a horror movie. The fact that Andie MacDowell has accomplished all these firsts after turning 60 only intensifies her satisfaction.
By Pete Hammond. For an actor whose own voice was removed and later dubbed by another star in her debut film 35 years ago, things have managed to turn out all right for Andie MacDowell. Sometimes you just need to feel unhappy.