Claire Danes brought her sharp looks to the cover of Elle‘s February 2013 issue. The 33-year-old Homeland star wears pieces by Tom Ford and jewelry by Cartier. Photographer Carter Smith is behind her alluring photos while stylist Joe Zee is responsible for her stunning looks.

Danes talks to Elle about her personal life, explaining why she waited to have kids: “I’ve always wanted to have kids, but I’m glad I didn’t until now. When I was thinking about [working and being a mother] originally, I was really nervous about it…I think I would make a lousy stay-at-home mom. It just wouldn’t suit me. I feel so fortunate, in that I’ve had this arrow-straight focus…that I wanted to act.”

[via JustJared]