Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy is publishing a book featuring naked fat bottomed girls.

The women, members of the cabaret troupe The Fat Bottom Revue, are photographed in similar poses to models used by acclaimed erotic fashion photographers Herb Ritts and Helmut Newton, reports the New York Post.

Nimoy, who played Spock in the hit sci-fi series said: "The women are interested in fat liberation. Their self-esteem is strong.

"They will tell you that too many people suffer because the body they live in is not the body you find in the fashion magazines."