Claudia Schiffer enjoys stripping off for the camera.

The German supermodel - who gave birth to her third child with British film director Matthew Vaughn on Friday (14.05.10) - is happy to bare all because she feels more confident now she’s an older woman.

The 39-year-old - who appears nude and pregnant on the June 2010 cover of German Vogue - said: “I’m a lot more self-confident than I used to be. To some extent I owe that to my children and my husband. I know what I’m doing and what I want. I have control over myself and that feels good.

“I’ve never hidden the fact that I used to be shy, even when I was 30. However, I might have been self-conscious on the inside, but I was never inhibited about my body. I never had a problem with stripping in front of the camera. Maybe that’s because of how I grew up. Back home we never used to knock at the bathroom door. No, I’ve never been prudish.”

Claudia hopes her children - son Caspar, seven, daughter Clementine, five, and her as-yet unnamed newborn - will grow up seeing her modelling work and be proud of her willingness to bare her body.

She said in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag: “Caspar goes to school and his mum goes to photo shoots. If he sees the Vogue he will probably think ‘Oh, look at mummy. You can still see her big tummy with the baby inside.’

“My daughter Clemmie is more interested in this whole stuff, the new bags and couture dresses that arrive for fittings or the new make-up. She wants to try it all.”