Dakota Fanning is all grown up and showing off her artistic expression ... by baring it all! 

The 18-year-old is going nude for her very first time on camera for the 2013 flick, "Very Good Girls." The coming of age film follows Fanning's character and her friend, played by Elizabeth Olsen, as they experience the growing pains of adolescence ... and embark on a quest to lose their virginity.

Which means, we see the former child star in a whole new light and in her first on-screen love scene.

But it wasn't exactly a walk in the park for the "Twilight" actress, who tells MTV News "No one's ever comfortable [doing love scenes]." 

Speaking about her on-screen nudity Dakota confessed, "Yeah, well, I've never done that before and I'm very newly allowed to do that."

"I was newly 18, so yeah, it was, it's kind of a sensitive thing, but it's part of life," she told MTV.

Dakota, who got her first big break in "I Am Sam" when she was just seven, has definitely grown up before our very eyes.

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