Taking a leaf out of Fifty Shades? Penlope Cruz"s sister Mnica channels hit novel in sexy new Agent Provocateur lingerie ad


Taking a leaf out of Fifty Shades Penlope Cruz's sister Mnica channels hit novel in sexy new Agent Provocateur lingerie ad

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14:54 GMT, 7 August 2012

As the sister of Hollywood A-lister Penlope, Mnica Cruz was always going to be a beauty.

Now a new campaign, for luxury lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, has revealed just how alike the two siblings are.

Mnica, 35, who is a celebrity herself in her native Spain, appears to be channelling hit 'mommy porn' bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey in the sexy series of images.

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Monica Cruz Agent Provocateur

Flying solo: Mnica Cruz, the younger sister of Hollywood A-lister Penlope, is the star of a sexy new Agent Provocateur campaign that bears similarities to the plotline of hit trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey

True to form, the label pushes
boundaries of acceptability by setting the shoot in a former London prison, in a
dark, windowless room with a chain hanging from the ceiling.

But despite the similarities to Fifty Shades, the campaign actually has a very different concept. Titled Wilhelmina: Show Your True Self, Mnica plays a Victorian woman whose true spirit is
unmasked by a magic camera.

Monica Cruz Agent Provocateur

Daring: True to form, the lingerie label pushes boundaries of acceptability by setting the shoot in a former London prison, in a dark, windowless room with a chain hanging from the ceiling

However suggestive the resulting photos, the actress and dancer looks sensational in the fall/winter collection.

One set, the Novah, in deep fuchsia-red
satin with a black lace overlay, features a balconette bra and
high-waisted briefs giving it a retro, Fifties-inspired feel.

Another design, the Whitney, is rather more daring: a complex arrangement of black straps that only the most toned of bodies could pull off.

Monica Cruz Agent Provocateur

Risqu: Among the looks Mnica models is the Whitney design, a complex arrangement of black straps that only the most toned of bodies could pull off

Monica Cruz Agent Provocateur

In shape: Mnica, like her sister, began her career as a flamenco dancer and clearly still works out

Of course this is clearly no issue for
Mnica, who, like her sister, 38, began her career as a flamenco dancer
and evidently still works hard to keep in shape.

Agent Provocateur creative director, Sarah Shotton, told WWD: 'She’s a professional dancer, a
very sexy women. I’ve never seen a woman move like that…

'Mnica is a beautiful embodiment of the
Agent Provocateur brand, knowingly sexy and empowered by her own
sensuality.'

Sister act: Mnica Cruz (right) with sister Penlope at the launch of their collection for Mango in 2007

Sister act: Mnica (right) with sister Penlope at the launch of their collection for Mango in 2007

This is not the first time Mnica has fronted a fashion campaign. In 2007, she and Penelope joined forces to create a collection for Spanish chain Mango.

Producers of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides also took advantage of the sisters' likeness, using Mnica as a double for her sister who was pregnant during the film shoot in 2010.

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