Kate Walsh strips down and shows off her "Shape"

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actress Kate Walsh attends The 2011 Unicef Ball at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel on December 8, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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Kate Walsh graces the March 2012 issue of Shape.

(CBS) Kate Walsh bares all on the cover of the March issue of Shape magazine.

The 44-year-old actress is seen wearing nothing while cleverly covering her most intimate body parts in the cover image.

"I was terrified, but I really wanted to do a naked cover especially with Shape because the magazine is about loving yourself inside and out," the "Private Practice" star told the magazine.

Walsh also opened up about cosmetic surgery. "We live in a strange time when getting plastic surgery is as common as dyeing your hair," she said. "But in my profession, I need a malleable face. Everyone has her line in the sand. I draw mine at facials and laser treatments. But if others want to go a step further, it's their call."

The issue hits newsstands nationwide on Feb. 27.

Walsh will be fully-clothed when she portrays a mother in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," co-starring Emma Watson and Paul Rudd. The movie hits theaters later this year.