A Muslim model Sila Sahin, a 25-year-old Turkish German living in Berlin has upset her family by stripping for a series of saucy shots for Playboy.
The 25-year-old’s shots for the May issue of the famous men’s magazine’s German edition include a breast-flashing one on the cover.
According to the Berlin-born actress, who featured in hit German soap Good Times, Bad Times, the controversial photos are intended to tackle the oppression of women who follow Islam.
‘I did it because I wanted to be free at last,’ she said. ‘These photographs are a liberation from the restrictions of my childhood.
‘I want these photos to show young Turkish women it’s OK for you to live however you choose.’
She also revealed that her her dad is worried about the backlash she’ll receive from the Muslim community and that her mum is ‘still angry’, adding: ‘It will be even more difficult with my grandparents, my aunts and my uncles.’
During an emotional interview on German television channel RTL, Sila appealed to her family: ‘I hope you can forgive me. Please let me come home.’