DAKOTA FANNING is celebrating the near-end of her jailbait image with a sensuously decadent celebrity photo shoot in Elle UK.

Now does this look like the face of an almost 18-year-old, or what?

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The soon-to-be former child actress, who turns 18 in February, has been the subject of a lot of controversy ever since she posed for that “Oh, Lola” perfume Marc Jacobs celebrity photo shoot where she held a large rose-topped, distinctively phallic-like fragrance bottle at the apex of her thighs…

If some former child stars try to break away from their image by partying hard, leaking photos with their tits and asses hanging out, or hitting the odd salvia bong or two, Dakota has asserted her up-and-coming age of majority with increasingly mature celebrity photo shoots and film roles.

To each his own, we say. But if we think about it, we like Dakota‘s method better. Subtle, if a bit passive-agressive.

Dressed in Prada and Louis Vuitton, and sporting some seriously red lipstick, Dakota Fanning, the almost-18-year-old, exudes mature sexuality.

“I feel like I’ve lived a long time, but then I realize, ‘Oh, I’m actually only 17.’

She says in Elle UK’s February 2012 issue.

“I don’t think there should be an age limit on an interest, do you know what I mean?”

Yes, we do know what you mean, Dakota.

So let Dakota Fanning tell you exactly how with these photos…

Photos Via Elle UK

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