She's English, which accounts for the steely reserve. She's a former model, which explains the perfect posture and self-possession. She has a singular inspirational beauty of face, which makes for affecting, prolonged, full-screen close-ups. And she comes packaged in a smoking, lithe, long, and lean athletic body, but that still doesn't explain the miracle of Natascha McElhone's forever-lasting (don't forget to PAUSE, REWIND, PLAY) stint standing fully naked in full light as a high-breasted, sweet-hipped, thick-bushed artist's model in Surviving Picasso (1996). Most skin readers will have been impressed by Natascha as the stunning young Irish terrorist who made out with old Robert DeNiro in Ronin (1998). Those skinvestigators are advised to bypass the shadowy profile nudity of Solaris (2002) and make a beeline back to Picasso. In 2007 Natascha added tasty temptation to Showtime’s David Duchovny sex-addict series Californication. We hope to see her again soon in a bare-flag state.