"Mad Men's" Emmy Nominated Christina Hendricks Reveals that She's a Natural Blonde

Posted on July 8, 2010, 1:15 PM

The sexy starlet goes on record in LA magazine that her auburn locks are from a bottle.

Putting the VA-VOOM in Voluptuous, Hendricks Wows on the Red Carpet at the 67th Annual Golden Globes

Putting the VA-VOOM in Voluptuous, Hendricks Wows on the Red Carpet at the 67th Annual Golden Globes

Christina Hendricks who plays the sexy and ultra curvy Joan Holloway on AMC's smash show "Mad Men" - for which she received an Emmy nomination this morning - revealed in the latest issue of the L.A. Times magazine that her famed red hairstyle isn't natural.

In fact, Hendricks says that she started dying her blonde locks red at the ripe old age of 10 and that it was because she was obsessed with the book "Anne of Green Gables," the heroine of which has red hair. "My mother said 'Let's go to the drugstore and get one of those cover-the gray rinses," recalls the 35 year-old whom Esquire dubbed the Sexiest Woman Alive. "My hair was very blonde at the time, but it went carrot red and I was over the moon" she tells the magazine. And, she's kept it ever since because she felt like an "imposter" as a blonde.

As for her flawless strawberries and cream complexion, Hendricks recently told Redbook magazine that "I took my skin for granted when I was younger. Now I'm much more vigilant. Living in L.A., just driving around, I'm getting sun and I freckle easily. I use Dermalogica sunscreen." The Idaho native also splurges on Creme de la Mer. "It's an extreme treat!" she says. "My dry skin just soaks it up."

Hendricks, who has three movies slated for release in the coming year, also reveals that wearing the corsets and other form-enhancing garments common in the 1950s - the era during which "Mad Men" is set, is less than comfortable. "Those undergarments really aren't made for relaxing," the newlywed says in the LA Magazine interview. "If I get my entire costume on and I have to wait a few hours for my next scene, I have to learn how to position myself, otherwise the boning presses into my guts!

They may hurt. but her va-va-voom look and impeccable acting have earned her legions of fans -- including the designers at Mattel who are poised to release a Joan Holloway Barbie doll. "It's amazing," Hendricks gushes. "I am such a girlie girl - such a Barbie girl. Am I weird if I want to give a bunch of them to my friends and mom?" she asks.

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