By Louise Saunders
She had a turbulent year in 2012 after splitting from her long-term love.
And after spending increasing amounts of time with her pregnant sister, Petra, in Los Angeles, Tamara Ecclestone looks as though she plans to take the States by storm.
Showing off her incredible bikini body in a sexy new photoshoot, the 28-year-old heiress paraded her stunning curves and killer tan for all to see.
The brunette socialite preened and posed to perfection as she showed off her animal magnetism in a skimpy zebra print bikini with gold chain detailing while getting to work on set in Los Angeles.
Leaning up against a wall seductively, the daughter of Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone ensured her toned and tanned physique were the centre of attention as she worked the camera like a true professional.
After a brief cosmetic touch-up, where she was laughing and joking with her make-up artist, Tamara changed into swimsuit number two.
Leaving even less to the imagination, the barely-there zig-zag Missoni two-piece did little to contain the Billion $$ Girl star's incredible curves.
Teetering on a pair of skyscraper heels, the heiress completed her look with her long voluminous brunette locks flowing around her shoulders and dramatic smokey eye make-up.
Tamara seemed to be in great spirits as she got to work on the shoot, giggling away as an army of assistants catered to her every wish.
And the socialite seemed keen to get to work on the three-day shoot, tweeting: 'Another coffee needed then time for first photo shoot of 2013 #newbeginnings.'
She later added: 'Great shoot today @alanstrutt nice to see you x.'
With her younger sister Petra, 24, - who is currently expecting her first child with husband James Stunt - already based in Los Angeles, Tamara is reportedly eyeing up the lavish Fleur de Lys estate in Bel Air to add to her existing property portfolio.
Undeterred by the mansion's £78million price tag, the star is said to be planning a relocation to the US in the not too distant future.
But although Petra is pregnant and happily married, Tamara is embracing single life for the chance to learn more about herself.
Speaking to the MailOnline about her relationship status recently, Tamara said: 'There’s no men in my life at the moment.
'I’m not looking for love but if it happens, it happens, and that would be nice. It happens when you least expect it.
'I’ve always been in long-term relationships and this is the first time I’ve lived alone and been single and it’s actually good to be able to be alone.
'I’m not looking, but I’m not adverse to the idea. I’m just having fun.'