Jessica Alba covers the August issue of Allure
July 13th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Jessica Alba: I'm only getting better

For Jessica Alba, it wasn’t until she had her daughter Honor in 2008 that she learned to own her sexuality.

"I was quite shy with it," she tells Allure magazine in their August issue. "It wasn't something I embraced until I had my daughter. I saw how incredible and amazing it is to be a woman and to be able to create a life. There's a reason why certain areas of the body are desirable –- because it all leads to reproduction."

More photos of Jessica Alba in Allure

Alba, who is expecting again, says having her daughter changed her in other ways, too.

“I can’t ever get down to the weight I was before I had Honor. My body’s just different,” she says. “The jeans just sort of zip up differently, and things hang differently. It’s a miracle what happens, but you definitely are different afterwards. Unless you’re Gisele.”

Jessica Alba's style timeline

But the 30-year-old actress isn’t worried about maintaining her status as one of the hottest in Hollywood.

"According to some people, I peaked in my early 20s," she laughs. "I was like, 'Oh, really? I feel like I'm getting better.'"

Read the full interview with Jessica Alba when the August issue of Allure arrives on newsstands July 19.

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  1. Mindy

    She's is attractive, and 30 isn't old. She's naturally pretty and has a good body, theirs alot of beautiful women all over the world. I love Jessica Alba! <3

    October 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. JD

    Only getting better? She's only 30 years old! She's rich, has children and a successful career, what more could you want? I hate stupid articles like this about the pretty people. Such vanity. Lets' see the same article when she's 70, no one has heard of her and she's suffering from (place your own disease here) then let's hear how she's only getting better. Bull.

    July 14, 2011 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. becky

    Jessi is 30 hmm beautiful

    July 14, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mike H

    I don't care if 30 is old or not, Jessica Alba looks fine!

    July 14, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. Johnny

    Jessica Alba IS the hottest woman in HW. Bar none. For me, the eyes and lips do it.

    July 13, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. marv

    Jessica Alba can suck my balls. She's a horrible actress and a complete moron. search "horrible Jessica Alba quotes."

    July 13, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kishore

    damn! just looking at her, my laptop isn't on my lap anymore.

    July 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The New Mexico Man

    Alba said "There's a reason why certain areas of the body are desirable –- because it all leads to reproduction." Really? I like how celebs act like their life's experiences are something new that only they discovered. I am sure she is a nice person but the men have been attracted to women and that leads to reproduction concept as been around since there have been males and females.

    Good luck with the birth of the new baby! I wish you both a healthy delivery.

    The New Mexico Man

    July 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chucky

    Yall buncha booger eaters

    July 13, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Conrad Shull

    Yup, a washed up old crone at 30.

    July 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chucklehead

    Now that she ruined her awesome body by having two kids she has nothing going for her. She is one of the worst actresses in Hollywood. And would kind of ret@rded name is Honor?

    July 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. (ed b.)

    Me to Jessica Jessica Jessica.

    July 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ballson Chinn

    I'm sporting wood.

    July 13, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rachel

      Hmm, what are you, a LUMBERJACK?

      Whatever you are, it sounds like you love your job.

      July 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dave

    Honey, the only way you could get better, is to learn acting. Frankly my dear, you stink at it.

    July 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. 442

    Gisele looks like a boy with boobs, Jessica looks like a real woman Hollywood doesn't like that any more.

    July 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Nicky

    My sentiments exactly.

    July 13, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Nicky


    July 13, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  18. bb beaver

    looks damm good in a bikini at any age...who cares if she can act thats not important when your slapping your monkey hard.

    July 13, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. brad

    In Hollywood 30 is OLD.. after 25, skin must be shown.. its the mentality, its the industry, and while good/great actresses buckle in and take pg13 roles, and don't fight for less materialism and more substance in their roles. they aren't helping the younger ones and just make worse peer pressures for young girls today.. I feel sorry for girls/women 13-25.. the pressure.. oh well, I guess that can happen if your parents aren't good and moral role models.. if you don't show yourselves as role models for your kids, who knows who will, and what kind of "adults" they'll end up being.. you only reap what you sow, or not sow..

    July 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bookenz

    I agree, she is much prettier now than when she did Dark Angel.

    July 13, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Erik the Red

    Better at what? She's a terrible actress.

    July 13, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Rimmer

    She needs her @sshole pounded by my joy sausage.

    July 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Nicky

    How old are you?Let me guess thirteen?

    July 13, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Nicky

    The truth how old are you? Let me guess thirteen.

    July 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Peter

    She is not that pretty and almost middle aged at 30

    July 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Jimmy

    portalpunk and carl speak the truth. she isnt a young 18 or 20 year old hottie anymore. time for hollywood round up some fresh new tallent.

    July 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  27. EricLr

    I'm not sure why she or anyone else thinks she has a future now that her looks and body are fading. She traded exclusively on her looks. She had no other talent. Her "acting" ranged from awful to mediocre. It's not like she's Juliane Moore, who can still rely on her acting ability as she gets older. She doesn't have any acting ability to fall back on.

    July 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Ellis

    Hate hate hate you're so "yawn" boring.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jail Lawsuit

    1. 30 years old is not old. Anyone saying otherwise is pathetic.
    2. She's pretty but she's an awful actress. Awful. Like 'shouldn't ever be cast for any role ever again' bad. But she's not the only awful actor in Hollywood so whatever.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  30. big berd

    Sure marny, squeeze out a few kids more and convince yourself you are happy.

    You are mediocre. so lie a bit more to yourself...okay.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  31. Marny

    You jealous cows get a freaking life the girl is fine,notice I didn't say still i'll bet you're ugly compaird to anyone not just Hollywood.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  32. NICKnack

    I dont see why people think because she got pregnant it makes her special.

    Cows get pregnant, bears get pregnant, fish get pregnant. It's not that rare.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  33. carl

    She squirted out a kid so now her labia are all saggy and brown like a pile of old pastrami.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  34. portalpunk

    She's getting old, time to move on to some of the new young hotties out there.

    And to all those who get mad and want to know how ugly I am, the answer is very. I'm comparing her to Hollywood standards and Jessica's chosen profession which WAS being a Hollywood SuperHottie. Now she more the in line for the rom-com scene to take over Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullocks place, (just like they did to Meg Ryan)

    July 13, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  35. big berd

    uhhh excuse me. Jessica alba now has MOM BUTT. yes. thats' right. All you "defend the girl cause she got pregnant, and im in the same boat so I am actually defending myself" types.

    She has mom butt.

    Her butt used to ROCK...after the kid, it disappeared.

    She had an amazing body before. She could have been the next Angela Jolie if she had held off on kids a few more years. But she made her decision. Sleep with it baby, sleep with it.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  36. Lissa

    I still think she would have been the perfect Stephanie Plum from the Janet Evanovich books

    July 13, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  37. Alan

    Jessica you are magnificent looking if I was single
    i'd love to make love to you.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  38. Ash

    Only getting better at what? Acting? I doubt it. She has as much talent as Megan Fox, just slightly above. And we know MF has no talent except to look like a carboard cutout. Jessica Alba can look like a cardboard cutout and chew gum. Please stop making movies Jessica and Megan.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  39. Tangie

    Well said Val.

    July 13, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  40. Tangie

    WeLl said Val

    July 13, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  41. Loren

    Jessica is right, she is only getting better. Thank God for little girls.

    July 13, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  42. Bob

    she is an uber milf

    July 13, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  43. Christina

    I think she's gorgeous and sometimes when we get older we gain the self confidence we never had and that shines through! The 20s only lasts 10 years people – if out of your entire life you are only beautiful for 10 years you need a shovel to dig some deepness!

    July 13, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      I agree with you Christina! And I think she is gorgeous too! In a "real" way, not fake...she is just so beautiful to me, and seems beautiful on the inside as well......I can't understand the men here posting negatively.............most of you will NEVER have a woman this beautiful, EVER.

      July 13, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Judge Dredd

      You Valerie will NEVER look like her, EVER.

      I am the law

      July 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  44. buckeyekelly

    Any woman who is confident in herself, is a present mother to her children, and sets her own standards is beautiful!

    July 13, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Daedalus

      No, she'd be confident, a good mother, and willing to set arbitrary stndards. It doesn't have any effect on physical beauty, but I get the sentiment.

      July 13, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  45. Vee

    First let me say that I think Jessica Alba is attractive, but she's not drop-dead gorgeous. We, 'the public' need to stop putting these people on pedestals and learn to be comfortable in our own skin. I also thought she was super-skinny before she had her baby–why want to go back to that? If she's celebrating being a woman than shouldn't she know that we ladies love our curves? Especially post-babies?

    July 13, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  46. thirtysomething

    Nancy- you are nuts. 30 is OLD?? How old are you?

    July 13, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  47. Nancy likes Ellen Degeneres' PAC MAN action

    @ Diana

    I think we know what Nancy likes.

    Alba is still quite attractive... sure she may not be young anymore, but she's still a hottie no matter how you look at it.

    July 13, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  48. Peace

    30 is pretty old? Oh crap, I better make my funeral arrangements! Thanks for letting me know, Nancy. Hope everybody is having a great Wed!

    July 13, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe from Kalispell

      30 isn't old except in Hollywood. If you are selling yourself on looks and you are 30 you might as well be 60.

      Outside of Hollywood 30 your and Jessica is still attractive.

      July 13, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Diana

    No offense nancy but what do you look like?

    I'll admit I will never be as pretty as Jessica Alba and I don't feel embarrassed or insecure to say that!

    July 13, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  50. nancy

    she is pretty old. 30. not a young hottie anymore.

    July 13, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • [lol]

      If 30 is pretty old, you must either be ancient and bitter or young and stupid... which is it?

      July 13, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • tevii

      Old at 30. I have to agree with (lol) I'm thinking young and stupid. OR there is always the Jealous category. Maybe you just cant handle better looking people than you ESPECIALLY when they are successful.

      July 13, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • tevii

      oh... and i think shes the hottest girl in show business. Young or old.

      July 13, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephen Daedalus

      I'd have to agree... her looks are more 'girl next door'; they already peaked. She's cute, not beautiful, so the looks just don't last. She's lovely, but not "getting better".

      July 13, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • jeffrey t

      @ stephanie, wow, jealous much. Not beautiful? Her hottness transcends the sun. I'd pick her up against anyone, fully pregnent or not. She's a natural beauty. She would certainly be on the majority of mens top 15 women on looks as well as personality.

      July 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve sharkman

      nancy, you're a freakin' idiot!

      July 13, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • JD

      I was never into her. She's always looked like she has a touch of the downs.

      July 13, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |

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