Showing off her toned abs, Jessica Alba is the March 2016 cover star for Cosmopolitan magazine. On the cover which was shot by Tesh, Jessica is rocking a red two-piece suit with a red bralet underneath. A selection of rings, blown out tresses and a light espresso smokey eye topped off her cover look. In the issue, she talks equal pay, her first career, owning your femininity, her billion dollar success and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see more images. For more Jessica's feature, visit Cosmopolitan.com and pick up a copy on newsstand on February 9th.
Mugler Spring 2016
On her first career:"I always wanted to be a big action star, to be as relevant as men. I was very aggressive with the vision and manifesting it."
On owning your femininity:
"Most of my life, I identified more with my masculine side. I was kind of aggressive and super masculine in my early 20s — even into my mid- 20s. I got boobs when I was young … and I was like, What do I do? … I was never the girl who they marketed. I was always feeling angry, like an imposter. I learned how to be cool with the feminine later in life."
On never doubting your own expertise:
"I'm in a man's world in business. But I know what women want — [men] don't … Whenever [male colleagues] question me in meetings, I'm like, 'Go home and ask your wife. This is a pointless conversation. Go home and talk to her.' When we were talking about package designs, I was like, 'Are you really giving me notes on packaging for feminine care? I literally can't with you.'"
On equal pay:
"There are not as many women in government titles, business titles. It's just not equal. And until there is equality, you're going to feel that no matter what industry you're in. But from day one, I was like, girls should have an equal seat at the table. Take Jennifer Lawrence. I mean, she's opening movies — she's the box office draw as much as any guy in the movie, if not more. She should be compensated for that."