SAMIA Longchambon has paraded her toned figure in a skimpy leopard bikini.
The Coronation Street star, who plays Maria Connor in the ITV soap, looked glamorous while enjoying some downtime abroad earlier on in the year.
Samia posed in a lavish outdoor pool while donning a bikini and straw hat.
Grinning for the camera, the 40-year-old soap star was totally unaware that, due to refraction, her body appeared to be chopped in half.
Alongside the mind-boggling snap, Samia penned: "I should’ve paid more attention in GCSE physics, had to google it…"
Refraction is the bending of light as it passes from one transparent substance into another.
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Fans were quick to comment on the unusual snap, with many completely confused by the optical illusion.
One person said: "That just totally messed with my head when I first saw it!"
Echoing their comments, someone else said: "Thought you'd been part of a magician's trick that had gone wrong!"
While a third added: "You look amazing even though you look like you've been chopped in half."
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Samia has been married to French professional ice skater Sylvain Longchambon for six years, with the pair celebrating their wedding anniversary at the end of July.
The pair met when the actress was paired up with the professional skater on ITV's hit skating show, Dancing On Ice, back in January 2013.
The stunning actress has portrayed the role of Maria on Corrie since 2000 – when she was just 18.
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