13/12/2011 16:10 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Carey Mulligan Is Seriously Stunning On W Magazine Cover

carey-mulligan Carey Mulligan on the cover of W. Photo: W Magazine

Let's be honest. We never imagined Carey Mulligan would be caught posing in her bra on the cover of a magazine. Yet the British beauty has done just that for the January edition of W. The result? Show-stoppingly gorgeous.

Mulligan was asked to pose in character for the 60s inspired photo shoot with Michael Thompson, from a cute woodland creature to a down and out actress. When it comes to the cover, seductive siren definitely springs to mind.

She teamed her Nina Ricci bra and jacket with a slicked back updo and impeccable makeup, including perfectly defined brows (a nod to