05/22/2014 10:55 EDT | Updated 05/23/2014 05:59 EDT

Jessica Alba Flaunts Hot Bikini Body On Entertainment Weekly Cover

As if we needed reminding that Jessica Alba looks amazing in a bikini (have you seen "Into the Blue"?)

The "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" star takes it (mostly) off for the new cover of Entertainment Weekly, which shows her taking a dip in a pool wearing a tiny white bikini.

Although she's famous for her stunning figure, the 33-year-old wasn't always comfortable with being labeled a sex symbol.

"I had a show ['Dark Angel'] that premiered when I was 19," she told Marie Claire. "And right away, everyone formed a strong opinion about me because of the way I was marketed. I was supposed to be sexy, this tough action girl. That's what people expected. I felt like I was being objectified, and it made me uncomfortable. I wanted to be chic and elegant!"

Despite her misgivings, the mother-of-two had no problem playing stripper Nancy Callahan in the movie "Sin City," and she's reprising the role in the sequel, which comes out in August.

This isn't the first time the "Fantastic Four" star has posed in a revealing swimsuit. Jess sported a sexy cutout one-piece for GQ in 2007 and appears on the cover of Playboy in a teeny tiny bikini. (She even posed topless for GQ in 2005!)

These days, the businesswoman is still excited about her movie career. "I was such a deer in the headlights when I did the first one," Alba says of starring in "Sin City." "I was so green and just trying to take it all in. I have a fearlessness now that I didn't before."

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