12/06/2007 at 07:45 AM EST
on Eva Mendes's Christmas list this year? A fancy fur coat.
The actress has signed on to be the newest face – and body – of PETA's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" campaign.
The We Own the Night
star joins glamour girls Alicia Silverstone, Christina Applegate, Christy Turlington and Pamela Anderson
, who've all previously stripped down for the animal-rights group.
In a Q&A with PETA, the actress said she hasn't worn fur since her very first movie premiere, when her stylist sent her a fur wrap for the evening and Mendes "ignorantly wore it."
PETA, she said, wrote her a "beautiful letter to comment on my less-than-educated choice. I was so impressed that I vowed to them and myself to never wear real fur ... again."
She added: "Personally, I think wearing a baby chinchilla says, 'I'm ignorant,' [not] 'I'm badass.'"