Natalie Portman is graceful as a swan as she strips down to her garter and négligée

Black Swan star Natalie Portman swapped pliés and pirouettes for more subtle moves in a seductive new video.

The 29-year-old is seen peeling off her slinky black dress to reveal a garter and négligée in an artistic black and white clip released by the New York Times Magazine to celebrate their Hollywood issue.

The actress is first seen sitting in a chair fully dressed in a long black satin dress, shoulder cape, black suede high heel sandals, long black satin evening gloves and long, curly peroxide blonde wig.

Portman then proceeds to slowly strip down and begins by removing each of her earrings and throwing them to the floor.

Next up she slowly peels off her left glove followed by the right which she discards on the floor next to her.

Then the actress shrugs off her cape followed by slowly removing her dress from her shoulders to reveal a satin teddy underneath.

She stands up briefly to step out of the dress and show off her garter belt and black stockings before sitting back down.

Finally Portman removes her wig and throws it to the floor, leaving just a hair net covering her dark hair.

The clip is part of a full length film made specifically to be distributed with the New York Times Magazine's Hollywood Issue, entitled Fourteen Actors Acting: A video gallery Of Classic Screen Types.

Directed by Solve Sundsbo it features Portman, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Jesse Eisenberg, Chloe Moretz, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Jennifer Lawrence, Noomi Repace, Vincent Cassel, Anthony Mackie, Robert Duvall, Lesley Manville and Tilda Swinton.

Yesterday a clip was released featuring Franco gazing lovingly at himself in a mirror.

He then proceeds to go through some kind of pick-up routine, tying his best lines out on himself before leaning forward and planting a big wet kiss on his reflection.

The New York Times Magazine says that the chosen actors 'portray not only the art, but also the joy and vigour of performance.'

And that: 'This year, we asked them to do it: to show us — in a few gestures and with a few props but without dialogue or story — what acting is.

'And here they are, striking some of the classic attitudes of cinema, turning their bodies and faces into instruments of pure, deep and enigmatic emotion.'

Meanwhile, Portman is showing off her considerable acting talents, and a whole range of emotions on the big screen in the super creepy psychological thriller Black Swan.

Swan, directed by Darren Aronofsky, follows the fortunes of Nina Sayers (Portman) a technically perfect ballerina, who takes on the lead role in the New York City production of Swan Lake.

Nina is pushed by her overbearing stage mother Erics (Barbara Hershey), a manipulative dance master and an obsessive relationship with her stand-in dancer played by Mila Kunis.

The thrills are heightened by the idea that neither Portman, nor viewers are fully aware of whether Kunis's ill-intentions towards Portman are imagined or real.

Portman recently revealed she worked out eight hours a day to get in shape for her role.

'So many of the emotional scenes happen while she's dancing that there was no way of getting round it,' Portman told Entertainment Weekly.

'I had a double for the complicated turning stuff,' she admits. 'But anything I could do I did myself, I saved the budget hundreds of thousands of dollars in special effects.'

And it seems Portman's hard work has paid off. Both the movie itself, director Darren Aronofsky and Portman are receiving some serious Oscar buzz.

After the film's world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September critics raved.

'Natalie Portman, apparent soon-to-be Oscar winner,' the Washington Pot predicted.

'Evidently Natalie Portman already has this year's Academy Award for best actress all sewn up,' wrote Jan Chaney in the New York Post's Celebritology 2.0 column. 'At least the media buzz coming out of the Venice Film Festival — where her Black Swan just premiered — is making it sound that way.'

The Times of London's Kevin Maher summed it up: 'Portman is astounding ... Awards are sure to follow.'

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