Gillian Anderson is completely nude in 70-foot billboard for anti-fur campaign

Gillian Anderson is declaring that she would "rather go naked than wear fur."

The X-Files star strips down for PETA's latest anti-fur campaign, which is featured over Penn Station during New York Fashion Week. 

In the black-and-white image, Anderson is rocking very curly hair and only wearing a pair of cat ears. "I found it liberating to use my body to make an important statement," the 49-year-old actress says of the ad. "People tend to look away from anti-fur ads showing mangled animals, but they're drawn to PETA's 'naked' campaign, and I'm proud to be a part of it."

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Anderson isn't the first celebrity to strip down for the cause. Other stars to participate in the anti-fur campaign over the years include Pink and Taraji P. Henson.

This is not the first time Anderson has taken a stand for a cause she believes in. After news broke in June that The X-Files had reportedly hired an all-male team for the 11th season, the show's leading lady, who portrays Dana Scully, took to Twitter to share her opinion on the controversial decision.

"And two out of 207 eps directed by women," Anderson wrote in response to a story written by The Washington Post. "I too look forward to the day when the numbers are different. #TheFutureIsFemale."

Anderson hasn't been shy about advocating for women's equality in Hollywood. In a January 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, she also revealed that she was initially offered half of co-star David Duchovny's pay for The X-Files revival.

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THE X-FILES: L-R: Gillian Anderson, guest star Joel McHale and David Duchovny. The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES: L-R: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES: L-R: Guest star Annet Mahendru and Gillian Anderson. The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES: L-R: Guest star Joel McHale, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES: L-R: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Mulder (David Duchovny, R) and Scully (Gillian Anderson, L) suspect that hexcraft is the source of threats against a doctor's family in THE X-FILES episode 'Theef' which originally aired Sunday, March 12, 2000. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 1: Scott Bairstow guest starred on THE X-FILES episode 'Miracle Man' which originally aired on Sunday, March 18, 1994. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis, R) meets with his friend Marjorie Butters (Louise Latham, L), on THE X-FILES episode 'En Ami,' which originally aired Sunday, March 19, 2000 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Agent Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish, L) and Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick, R) investigate Mulder's disappearance in the 'This Is Not Happening' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired on Sun., Feb. 25, 2001 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny, second from R, Gillian Anderson, R) meet Gary Shandling (as himself, L) and Tea Leoni (as herself, second from L) on the Hollywood set of a film in production based on Mulder and Scully's adventures working The X-Files. This episode was also written and directed by David Duchovny. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Agent Diana Fowley (Mimi Rogers, L) and Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis, R) play a mysterious part in Agent Fox Mulder's illness in 'The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati' episode which originally aired Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Tension mounts between Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny, L) and John Doggett (Robert Patrick, R) while investigating a man murdered on the White House lawn in the 'Three Words' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired on Sun., April 8, 2001 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES: Agent Mulder (David Duchovny, L) searches for an alien being who possesses miraculous healing powers in THE X-FILES episode 'Talith Cumi' which originally aired on Sunday, May 17, 1996. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) lies in a hospital bed with a mysterious and deteriorating illness in 'The Sixth Extinction' episode which originally aired Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Scully (Gillian Anderson, L) and Skinner (Mitch Pileggi, R) discuss Doggett's kidnapping in the 'Three Words' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired on Sun., April 8, 2001 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Assistant Director Skinner (Mitch Pileggi, R) gets an urgent message to Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, L) in 'The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati' episode which originally aired Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, L) shows a piece of evidence to Deputy Billy Miles (Zachary Ansley, R) in HE X-FILES season finale episode 'Requiem' which originally aired onSunday, May 21 (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES: Assistant Director Skinner (Mitch Pileggi, L) and Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, R) confer on a medical situation in THE X-FILES episode 'Brand X' which originally aired April 16, 2000 on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) undergoes testing regarding her pregnancy in THE X FILES episode 'Per Manum' which originally aired on Sun., Feb. 20, 2001 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigates circumstances around a man who seems to be just a little too lucky in 'The Goldberg Variation' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired Sunday, Dec. 12, 1999 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Mulder (David Duchovny, L) and John Doggett (Robert Patrick, R) are begrudgingly thrown together to investigate bizarre deaths on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico in the 'Vienen' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired Sun., April 29, 2001 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick, L) and Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, R) investigate the reappearance of a young boy who was kidnapped ten years ago in the 'Invocation' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired Sun., Dec. 3, 2000 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES: Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) searches for a man with unimaginable regenerative powers in THE X-FILES episode 'Leonard Betts' which originally aired on Sunday, Jan. 26, 1997. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Agent Mulder (David Duchovny, L) squares off with arch rival Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea, R) in THE X-FILES season finale episode 'Requiem' which originally aired Sunday, May 21, 2000 (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Also pictured: L-R: Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias and Mitch Pileggi Asst. Director Skinner). (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES: Agents Mulder (David Duchovny, L) and Scully (Gillian Anderson, R) hunt for a killer who uses the internet to attract his victims on THE X-FILES episode '2Shy' which originally aired on Sunday, November 3, 1995. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Agents Scully (Gillian Anderson, L) and Mulder (David Duchovny, R) investigate the bizarre death of a magician in 'The Amazing Maleeni' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Agent Diana Fowley (Mimi Rogers, R) plays a mysterious part in Agent Fox Mulder's (David Duchovny) deteriorating illness in 'The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati' episode which originally aired Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Agent Scully (Gillian Anderson, C) is saved from a fall by The Lone Gunmen (L-R: Tom Braidwood as Frohike, Bruce Harwood as Byers and Dean Haglund as Langley) in THE X-FILES season finale episode 'Requiem' which originally aired Sunday, May 21, 2000 (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Assistant Director Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) restrains Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) in 'The Sixth Extinction' episode which originally aired Sunday, Nov. 7, 1999 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, R) meets Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick, L), the FBI's task force leader in the search for Agent Mulder, in the season premiere episode of THE X-FILES airing Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick) at the scene of a gruesome murder linked to a bat-like creature in the 'Patience' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired Sun., Nov. 19, 2000 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick, L) and Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson, R) investigate their first case together, a series of gruesome murders linked to a bat-like creature, in the 'Patience' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired Sun., Nov. 19, 2000 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 7: Kathy Griffin (L) guest stars in the dual role of feuding sisters Betty Templeton and Lulu Pfeiffer with David Duchovny (R) as Fox Mulder in the 'Fight Club' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired on Sunday, May 7, 2000 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: Agents Mulder (David Duchovny, L) and Scully (Gillian Anderson, R) in the 'Alone' episode of THE X-FILES which originally aired on Sun., May 6, 2001 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Episode was directed by co executive producer Frank Spotnitz. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
THE X-FILES - SEASON 8: (L -R) Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick), Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) search for the missing Agent Mulder in part two of the season premiere of THE X-FILES which originally aired Sunday, Nov. 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
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