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Watch Now: Christina Hendricks's Cover Shoot In Beverly Hills

The voluptuous Mad Men star on set at her FLARE cover shoot

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Here at FLARE we have a serious girl crush on Christina Hendricks, with her gorgeous figure and bee-stung lips. (Not to mention that we’re all obsessed with season six of Mad Men, which marks the return of Christina’s fan-favourite character, spitfire office-manager-turned-partner Joan Harris.) Her signature crimson mane? Just the cherry on top. In fact, Hendricks’ red tresses have a Canadian provenance: she began dying her naturally blond hair scarlet when she was just 10 years old and completely obsessed with Anne of Green Gables.

Hendricks displayed Canuck-level friendliness during our shoot, plus a playful attitude and zero diva behaviour. (Her stylist is her best friend!) Christina and her fiery ’do were completely at home in front of the camera—five Emmy-nominated seasons of sultry scheming had prepared her well for the Sophia Loren–inspired shots. Her languorous movements made even more sense, however, once we considered the perils of period-perfect costuming at her day job—our shoot was blessedly free of her usual pile of mandatory slimming-slash-strangling undergarments. Our cover girl? Absolutely stunning, just the way she is.

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On the cover, Christina Hendricks is wearing a Stella McCartney dress and Doves ring. For where to buy, see Stylesource in the print magazine. Photography, Max Abadian; styling, Lawren Sample, margaretmaldonado.com; hair, Gregory Russell; makeup, Beau Nelson, both, The Wall Group; manicure, Carla Kay, Essie, Cloutier Remix; prop styling and art direction, Juliet Jernigan, CLM US. 

May 2013 Christina Hendricks Cover

Photo by Max Abadian