The photos appear to have been taken shortly after Alba had her baby in 2008.
They show her slightly still swollen belly, her C-section scar and, of course, her breasts.
Other photos in the set show her with a self-satisfied, slightly stoned look on her face.
But in the Dec. issue of Elle magazine, Alba laments: “I’m shy. I don’t like being the center of attention.
The prudish actress, however, raised eyebrows when stills from her new film Machete showed the Latina beauty naked in a shower.
But, it turned out that Jessica was actually wearing a bra and panties, which were later digitally removed.
Despite her incredible physique, Jessica, who once suffered from anorexia, isn’t entirely at ease with her sizzling body.
“I’d been so afraid of criticism ever since I was young. Every time I’d get a critique or some redirection, I’d always just take it very personally, but now I have no problem with it,” she said.
Meanwhile, Jessica stands by her early career decision to never pose naked, her rep says.
“Jessica has been steadfast in her resolve not to appear nude in films from the beginning of her career.
“The decision to digitally remove the underwear from the shower scene in Machete was one she and Robert Rodriguez (director) made together, which would serve his vision for the film, as well as honour her personal convictions regarding nudity.”
Which apparently doesn’t mean she avoids running around in the nude at home.