Magazine shoot: Madonna (56) still showing off assets
Pop icon Madonna has proved that she can continue to shock by posing topless at 56.
The multi-millionaire Like A Virgin star, whose career spans four decades, posed for a series of provocative shots for US magazine Interview.
They included a picture posing on a bed in a spartan room, wearing a negligee pulled down to her waist and an open pink cardigan.
She also posed in corset underwear and a PVC coats by Alexander McQueen for the series of shots by Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas.
Some shots feature her wearing a flower-decorated metal face mash, others feature a snake.
They accompany an interview carried out last month by American magician David Blaine.
The star also seemed to make an admission about drug use, in response to a question about a song on her upcoming album called Devil Prays.
She told the magazine: "Well, no, it's about how people take drugs to connect to God or to a higher level of consciousness. I keep saying, "Plugging into the matrix."