Monday, September 20, 2010

Redhead of the Week Top-Heavy with Talent

Christina Hendricks, 35, is the Tennessee born actress best known for her role as Joan Holloway in the AMC cable television series Mad Men, and as Saffron in Fox's short-lived series Firefly. Hendricks was named "the sexiest woman in the world" in 2010 in a poll of female readers taken by Esquire magazine. According to Wikipedia, Christina is known for her "distinctive acting, sometimes bawdy humor, and voluptuous figure."

Hendricks was born in Knoxville and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, where she began her acting career with Junior Musical Playhouse Company. In 1989 her family moved to Fairfax, Virginia, where Hendricks appeared in several Fairfax High School plays and local community theater.

In her best-known role -- Joan Holloway on the award winning Mad Men -- Hendricks' character is the office manager of advertising agency, providing mentoring to a group of women who must deal with the come-ons and callousness of professional advertising executives.

She is set to appear in a new action-thriller called Drive. She will star alongside Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gosling.

In July 2010 Hendricks' hourglass figure was highlighted as a positive influence for women by UK Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone who said "Christina Hendricks is absolutely fabulous...We need more of these role models.

Hendricks commented in September 2010 that the media is too focused on women's bodies and not their actual talents. "I was working my butt off on the show (Mad Men) and then all anyone was talking about was my body."

Sorry, Christina. We can't help it. It's in the genes.

1 comment:

Ann O'Dyne said...

wonderful photograph.

what the world needs more of, is curvaceous women lolling about in that sort of lingerie.

The co$t of it, is however, just slightly prohibitive; combined with the opportunity to be partly-dressed being rare in a normal day's events, the rest of us are stuffed (or not).

Bless Miz Hendricks though.

(I hope those in control over at HUNG pay some attention to this aspect of the MadMen popularity. Women viewers persevered with the early HUNGs just hoping it would come-good(no pun)