04/04/2012 12:43 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Strips Off For Vanity Fair Cover

In American Vanity Fair's May issue, we're invited to hop into bed with four of TV's hottest darlings - and pride of place (at the foot of the bed) is our very own Michelle Dockery.

Michelle joins US actresses Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Claire Danes (Homeland - our new fave) and Sophia Vergara (Modern Family) - and none of them appear to be wearing an awful lot in the way of clothing...

Vanity Fair cover with Michelle Dockery and Claire Danes Clockwise from top left: Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, Sophia Vergara and Michelle Dockery. Photo: Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair

(Aside from some rather fabulous jewellery, of course.)

It all serves to prove quite how popular Dockery has become across the pond, finding fame as Lady Mary Crawley in the award-winning series.

And rightly so, we say.

Vanity Fair May issue celebrating TV actresses Vanity Fair's May issue is a celebration of stars of the small screen. Photo: Norman Jean Roy for Vanity Fair

The May issue of American Vanity Fair is on sale this Friday, April 6th. For more from the shoot visit

Feeling envious of Michelle's impossibly glossy locks? Yes, us too...

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