The "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" star covers the September issue of Maxim, rocking a taupe bikini with a wet, white wrap.
Alba -- who looks stunning in the shots -- also opens up about what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry.
"If you put your whole identity behind this [entertainment] business, it's brutal. It chews you up and spits you out; it spits out a lot of people," she tells the mag.
Jessica has found a good balance in Hollywood, though. She has a successful acting career and a stable home life. The brunette beauty married Cash Warren in 2008, and the cute couple has two daughters together.
The 33-year-old also reveals that she's had to overcome her own personal issues, even though her life is in a really great place now.
"I definitely feel like I tackled something and came out the other side. Everything that led up to all of this was worth it. I'm really comfortable in my own skin. And I'm not apologizing for myself," she explains.
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