12 Things You Didn't Know About Christina Hendricks

The gorgeous Mad Men star might surprise you with her nerdiness, among other things...

There's little point arguing with the fact that Mad Men star Christina Hendricks is one of the sexiest women on TV, widely celebrated for her "full-bodied" figure (a term she'd tell you off for using) and status as a sex symbol, which has encouraged women to have much healthier attitudes to their body types. Look past the gorgeous exterior, though, and Hendricks is a terrific actress, making of the show's Joan Holloway a feisty, successful, admirable character who pretty much gets to have everything that many modern women crave today: a fulfilling professional life balanced with a family. While she hasn't had a huge chance to prove her chops in starring movie roles, expect the avalanche of offers to arrive when Mad Men finally concludes on May 17th. Hendricks may have been extensively in the public eye for her curvaceous figure, but there's plenty more to her than that, a cosmopolitan woman with a number of unexpected interests, and an upbringing so far away from where she's ended up now. Plus, because you won't be able to resist looking, there's some of Christina's early work thrown in for good measure, which you almost certainly haven't seen (at least while recognising who she is). Here are 12 things you didn't know about Christina Hendricks...


Stay at home dad who spends as much time teaching his kids the merits of Martin Scorsese as possible (against the missus' wishes). General video game, TV and film nut. Occasional sports fan. Full time loon.