The Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis who dated George Clooney from 2009 up until June this year, has posed naked for animal rights group PETA to show support for their long-running anti-fur trade campaign 'I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur'.

"I decided to go nude because I think that nudity always creates a big reaction," Canalis says. "That is what is required to keep people's attention on such a brutal practice…These poor animals are electrocuted, skinned alive, drowned, and bludgeoned just for the sake of fashion." she said.

George Clooney single after split from Italian girlfriend

Silvio Berlusconi trial: George Clooney witness for ‘bunga bunga’ party?
Canalis is about to raise her profile further by appearing in US series Dancing with the Stars alongside chat show host Ricki Lake and actor David Arquette.

Elisabetta Canalis