X

Mad Men Star Confesses 20-Year-Old Secret

It was Christina Hendricks' perfectly manicured hand on a famous 'American Beauty' poster
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2019 10:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – Christina Hendricks has long been lauded for both her acting skills and her beauty, including her "perfect complexion, shiny red hair, [and] pouty lips," but now there's another body part for which she can claim bragging rights. People reports on a surprise revelation made Thursday by the Mad Men and Good Girls star: that a well-known poster for the 1999 movie American Beauty stars her very own hand. "Fun fact ... wait for it ... I used to be a model and sometimes a hand model," Hendricks posted on Instagram, along with an image of the famous film poster, which shows a hand lying on top of a bare stomach, clutching a rose. "This is my hand and another model's stomach ... proud to be a part if this film in ANY WAY!!!"

The online reverberations were instant. "This is important. How come I didn't know this?" replied Mad Men co-star January Jones. "Wait ... What!?" was Busy Philipps' response. And from Elle Fanning: "IM SHOOK!!!!!!" Both People and Us Weekly point out some other little-known facts about the 44-year-old actress: that she was trained as a classical dancer, is afraid of putting her face underwater, and wasn't always a redhead, as evidenced in a July Instagram post that showed a darker-haired look she rocked in high school. (Read more Christina Hendricks stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.