Danish supermodel Helena Christensen says she’s more than happy to show off her body.

The 40-year-old insists that she doesn’t understand people’s objection to nude female pictures.

"I have no problems with showing my body. I love the female shape. It`s crazy - you can have movie posters with men with machine guns but oh, God forbid you show ******s. That never ceases to amaze me. It`s flabbergasting. So I have no problems with it. But I`m Danish. Everyone`s naked on the beaches," the Telegraph quoted her as telling Elle mag.

However, she was quick to add that she did not want to shock her granny with her nude pics.

She said: "I wanted the nudity to be in that normal, subtle way because my grandmother is still alive and I want to keep her for another 15 years. I don`t want her to get a shock."

Talking about her contemporary supermodels like Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell, she said: "They all had interesting personalities and were fun. They were versatile in their way of posing and expressing themselves. They had a certain depth to them that made you interested in more than just the facade."

She added that the `supermodel` label is "silly and cartoonish, but to be a part of that whole group of girls - at the end of the day, I was there. I did it. I am a million experiences richer."