The Trainwreck star volunteered to pose topless in her underwear, despite Annie deciding to take a radically different approach to the famous collection of the world’s most gorgeous women.
“I’m 34, everything is about to drop, so let’s get a shot of it before,” says a straight-faced Amy, who agreed to a vanity-free portrait.
“Annie said ‘let your stomach out’. I felt more beautiful than I ever felt before in my life.”
Annie says the calendar celebrated the important roles women play, who they are, and their great achievements.
“I wanted to get a classic set of portraits of these woman I admired. I didn’t worry about whether they were wearing clothes or not.”
For 50 years, the Italian tyre manufacturer has relied upon arty pictures of nude models, shot in exotic locations, to fill its signature catalogue, which is distributed to an exclusive group of VIPs.
But Annie says the 2016 edition marks a “shift” in society by shunning the likes of Kate Moss in favour of women, for the most part clothed, whose achievements range from philanthropy and finance to avant-garde art and punk poetry.
Ranging from online activists to octogenarians, the 12 subjects were chosen for their contribution to “making a difference to the world”.
They include Yoko Ono, 83, depicted in a corset and top hat, Patti Smith, the punk pioneer, Kathleen Kennedy, the chairperson of Lucasfilm who is guiding the new Star Wars film to screens and Mellody Hobson, the president of a Chicago money-management firm.
The empowering change in direction by Pirelli follows the decision by Playboy to abandon nude pictures when it relaunches in 2016.