Christina Hendricks: Things You Don’t Know About Me

Christina Hendricks: Things You Don’t Know About Me
Christina Hendricks has done it all. Model, actress, ballerina, she has accomplished many things in her life. Christina is not only a famous actress but also an inspirational figure. But who is she outside the world of Mad Men?

From Modeling to Acting


Christina had quite a path. After having worked quite a few different jobs, she realized that she was destined to work in the world of fashion. She thus decided to join a modeling agency straight out of high school and started working on various photoshoots.


From Modeling to Acting

Victim of Bullying


Bullying is no joke and many students experience this horrendous phenomenon throughout their schooling. Christina Hendrix is no exception, she was bullied so badly in her senior year that she left the school and went to finish her studies at a local community college. 


Victim of Bullying

A Flattering Award


Often time, the awards for “most attractive” this that or the other are highly biased and voted on by a majority of men. However, Esquire magazine gave her the award of “most attractive woman in the world”, which was based entirely on a poll of female readers. This is quite a flattering qualification for Hendricks, who has an unconventionally beautiful body.


A Flattering Award

Attempts at Socializing


Was Hendricks destined to become an actress? Maybe not. There was certainly a point in her life when she had not yet considered it. She only joined her first theatre class because she thought that it would help her make friends. While we don’t know how successful she was at making friends, we do know that she is successful at being an actress.


Attempts at Socializing

Gentlemen Prefer Redheads


Christina Hendricks is a natural blonde. For many people, this is the most desirable of hair colors. But Hendricks is different, and she decided to change it one day. The color she chose was a lovely shade of red. When asked why she did this thing, the actress said that she felt the need to make a drastic change.


Anne of Green Gables

Prima Ballerina


She studied acting throughout her teenage years, but Christina Hendricks also danced ballet. She had big dreams of becoming a prima ballerina but realized she needed to go focus on either dancing or theater, so she chose theater. Hendricks ultimately made the right choice. 


Prima Ballerina

 From Shampoo Girl to Seventeen

Before Hendricks became a model, she worked rather menial jobs, a couple of which were as a receptionist and a shampoo girl at a local salon. She didn’t think there was much going for her in life until she entered a competition in Seventeen magazine and won!


From Shampoo Girl to Seventeen

Never Mind the Acting


Christina Hendricks once made a challenging mistake that you would think would cost her her career, but in fact it essentially made it. She was attending drama school at Virginia Commonwealth University in order to pursue her career in modeling. Hendricks was quite a successful model and the experience got her foot in Hollywood’s door.


Never Mind the Acting

The Real American Beauty 


Christina Hendricks must have extraordinary hands being as she worked as a hand model for the film poster of the classic movie American Beauty, which starred Kevin Spacey from House of Cards. It was, however, not her body that appeared on that same poster.


The Real American Beauty 

Awards on the Mantle


Christina Hendricks is quite the award recipient. She has collected six primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series as well as two Critic’s Choice Awards. The two Critic’s Choice awards were received in 2011 and 2012 for her exemplary performance in Mad Men. She also took a Gold Derby Award in 2012 as Best Supporting Actress in Mad Men. 


Awards on the Mantle

Not Your Average Subway Musician


Christina Hendricks is a talented woman. Actress, model, ballerina, her most unusual habit is that of the mastery of the accordion. She has been playing for many years, and even though she looks a little goofy playing it, the skill was applied to her character in Mad Men.


Not Your Average Subway Musician

A First Class Traveler


Christina Hendricks is incredibly lucky because unlike most Americans, she is the holder of two passports. Her father, as a Britsh citizen, passed on his nationality to his daughter. She is now able to travel to most countries in the world without needing a visa.


A First Class Traveler

Thank You Vincent!


Mad Men didn’t only give Christina Hendricks her big break in Hollywood. She also managed to find through love all thanks to her co-star, Vincent Kartheiser. She and Geoffrey Arend have quite the special marriage, full of love and appreciation for one another.  


Thank You Vincent!

Ugly Beautiful


Christina Hendricks had a tendency to dress up in a goth style, especially in high school. But her mother absolutely did not approve. Mrs. Hendricks would often tell her daughter how horrible she looked in the black getup and that it embarrassed her tremendously.


Ugly Beautiful

Hendricks not only wore the typical black clothing that is the signature look of goth subculture, she also dyed her hair in a multitude of colors. Christina further shaved the back of her head in a style that came back some five years ago, and decorated her lips with black.


Goth Girl


Plastic Surgery


A study by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons attributed a 10% raise in 2010 of the number of British women receiving breast augmentation surgery. It is possible that these decisions were partly influenced by Hendricks, who is well-known to have had gone under the knife.


Plastic Surgery

Voluptuous Beauty


Many people credit Hendricks with revolutionizing the perception of the ideal female body due to her groundbreaking role in Mad Men.  The idea is that she is a throwback to the Marilyn Monroe body in as much as instead of her body being very slender and muscular as is the current trend, she is curvy and voluptuous. 


Voluptuous Beauty

Rolling in it


Thanks to her extensive work in modeling and her role as Joan in the seven seasons of Mad Men, Christina Hendricks has accumulated a net worth of $12 million. Her luxurious home in Los Angeles is a tribute to the values of hard effort and talent.


Rolling in it

Bespectacled Woman


Christina Hendricks is afflicted with a problem that afflicts millions of people worldwide. She has terrible eyesight and is forced to wear corrective lenses in order to see properly. It is unclear as to why Hendricks has not invested in laser eye surgery, but it could simply be because her eyes are not suitable for the procedure.


Bespectacled Woman

Signs of True Love


Christina and her husband Geoffrey have a crucial rule that they absolutely must abide by. They cannot go two weeks without seeing each other, to unknown consequences. The fact that they are this inseparable since their marriage in 2009 is a sign of true love and commitment.


Signs of True Love

No Instagram, No Facebook


Christina Hendricks decided to establish a norm unknown by everyone in today’s developing world. She chooses to not partake in the social media craze, something that has not been done since the invention of the most popular platforms. Hendricks has made this a conscious choice in order to not get absorbed in the lifestyle.


No Instagram, No Facebook

Betty Spaghetti


Christina Hendricks can afford to eat wherever she likes and to even hire a personal chef if she would choose to do so. But a native to Iowa, she maintains a fairly simple diet. Hendricks has kept her favorite childhood dish, spaghetti, as a staple in her home.


Betty Spaghetti

I Eat What I Want


Christina Hendricks is controversial in many ways, and her diet is no exception. Unlike most women today, who strive to be paper-thin and extremely muscular, Hendricks is not concerned about her figure. She is not one to deprive herself of the pleasures of food and chooses to eat whatever she likes.


I Eat What I Want

Irreconcilable Differences


Christina Hendricks has filed for divorce from husband Geoffrey Arend after 10 years of marriage. The American star, who played Joan Holloway in TV drama Mad Men, cited “irreconcilable differences” in legal papers lodged in Los Angeles. She also requested for her maiden name, Hendricks, to be restored.