Photo by Tom Munro, courtesy of Ann Taylor


Actress, mother, model... career woman? Katie Holmes' latest role, as Ann Taylor's spring 2011 campaign face, certainly has her looking the part.

The actress succeeds Heidi Klum (and follows in the footsteps of stars like Naomi Watts and Milla Jovovich) to front the brand's latest advertisements, photographed by Tom Munro and set to break in March magazines.

"I applaud women who are doing their best to be the best versions of themselves and who are working really hard," Holmes told WWD. "And I'm glad that there is a store like Ann Taylor that can offer amazing styles for the many different roles that women play."

The 32-year-old poses in a navy-blue suit before a backdrop of white flowers for the first campaign shot. She has been contracted to Ann Taylor for one season.

"Katie personifies the Ann Taylor brand -- smart, talented, incredibly chic and living a full life with beauty and grace. We admire and respect Katie for her intellect, kindness and enduring personal style," Christine Beauchamp, president of Ann Taylor Stores, told WWD.

Holmes recently did another modeling turn for J.Crew, alongside her co-stars from "The Romantics," Josh Duhamel, Adam Brody and Malin Akerman.

In other Holmes news, check out who the star gets her fashion advice from.

And find out why Tom and Katie may be boycotting the Oscars this year.