Alyssa Milano Braless At 40 On Maxim Cover

Kim LaCapria

Alyssa Milano's Maxim cover at 40 features the braless brunette in a casual, open-front flannel-style shirt and teensy white briefs -- and the star looks anything but middle aged in the sexy spread.

One of the striking things about Alyssa Milano's Maxim cover at 40 is her youthful and fresh appearance... because while 40 isn't old, when she played Tony's kid on Who's The Boss, Tony and Angela were supposed to be about that age. Either 40 got really young, or us 80s kids got really old. (Can we vote on the former please?)

Alyssa Milano didn't fade into obscurity or descend into a chaotic life of drugs and crime like many post-child-stardom actors of the era -- instead, she went on star on Melrose Place and then did a lengthy anchor role on Charmed. One of Milano's former boyfriends from her Tiger Beat gracing days didn't fare as well -- Milano dated Corey Haim for some time in the 80s, and he died in 2010 at the age of 38.

Alyssa's days on Who's The Boss were part of her Maxim spread, as The Inquisitrreported earlier, with the star recalling the sitcom stint as a positive influence in her life.

While many of the era's child stars didn't have a great time during or after their fame and fortune in those years, Milano seems to have taken her experience in stride and said:

"It wasn't weird, because I didn't know any different. You know, I went through puberty like everyone else."

But Alyssa adds that it wasn't always easy, continuing:

It only got embarrassing when the show would take what was going on with me and write it into the show, like 'Samantha's First Bra.' It was like, OK, guys, do we really need to do this? But what an awesome time stamp!

Do you think Alyssa Milano looks fab at 40?