Ricci, who was photographed by Yu Tsai, strikes a series of sexy poses inside the Obsessions Issue, grabbing her chest and hiking up the hem of her crocheted, off-the-shoulder dress, and gazing longingly in a strapless number with a flirty, ruffled trim.
But despite the steamy photos, Ricci doesn't think of herself as a bombshell, says "Black Snake Moan" co-star Samuel L. Jackson.
"Some people don't see Christina as a classic beauty, and nobody saw [her character] Rae as a classic beauty," he tells the magazine. "She internalizes that when people talk about other actresses like Scarlett Johansson. But I find Christina's beauty classic in a Raphaelic way, and when she gets dressed up, she's as pretty as any girl in Hollywood - I just don't think she sees herself that way."
In fact, Ricci confesses, she struggled with an eating disorder as a teen. "I had been really anorexic until I was like 16," she tells BlackBook. "They were going to hospitalize me, and I was worried about people force-feeding me through a tube. I didn't want that, so I fought the disease."
Ricci's healthy, svelte body is on full display in one BlackBook photo in which she stands defiantly with her hands on her hips while wearing a leopard-print swimsuit. It's certainly not the first time she's gotten attention for wearing animal attire: In 2006, she enraged PETA after posing for W magazine in reindeer fur.
"I'm sorry, but I was being shot by Mert & Marcus," says Ricci, currently making her Broadway debut in "Time Stands Still." "I wore what they told me to wear, and guess what? So would you. But I didn't realize I was wearing reindeer. Of all the things I could have worn, I wore Rudolph."
In related news, check out Naomi Campbell on the current cover of Interview magazine.