If the saying ‘Real Women Have Curves’ is true, then ‘Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks is about as real as you can get.
In the upcoming November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, the gorgeous redhead—who plays the emotionally disenchanted Joan Harris on the Emmy-Award winning show—graces the cover and shares her experiences on how her full figure has brought on a wave of positive attention.
Hendricks tells the mag that during ‘Mad Men’s first season, a fan walked up to her while she was having dinner with her husband, Geoffrey Arend, and said: “‘Excuse me, I just want to tell you that I watch your show, and you make me feel better about myself. I am a curvy woman, and you’ve made me feel sexy and beautiful.’ I got teary eyed.”
But make no mistake: Hendricks’ God-given endowments wouldn’t be getting half the kudos if it were not coupled with her pneumatic Marilyn Monroe-esque sex appeal—and the flirty overtures she’s been getting from fans of both the female and gay men variety are proof enough.
“Women hit on me,” she laughs. “My husband thinks it’s so odd that so many women hit on me. Gay men, too. They say to me, ‘Well, I’m not straight, but if I was…’ I think it’s so flattering.”
So in a time where thin is still predominantly in, where does the 35-year-old actress get her confidence from?
“My mother never said to lose weight. Diets were never a big deal,” she says. “My mom was always beautiful and voluptuous and curvy, and I always thought she was gorgeous.”
You can catch Hendricks’ proud curvacious self and the rest of the ‘Mad Men’ crew on Sundays at 10 p.m./EST on AMC.
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