LAKE COMO, Italy - Actress Christina Hendricks was dressed in a one-piece midnight black swimsuit and wearing an Al Capone hat when she was photographed at Lake Como.
The 36-year-old star of the American cable show Mad Men showed off her voluptuous curves to the admiring glances of some of the Italian males who were ogling her like a lion salivating over a gazelle.
Hendricks who proudly boasts that she knows she is quite overweight informed Italy's news agency, The Daily Vino that she has suddenly become the hero of plus-size women from Santa Monica to St. Tropez and Reno to Rio de Janeiro.
The native of Knoxville, Tennessee remarked that she is very proud of her curvy big woman look and added that she has never owned a body covering mumu or a kaftan like so many big women do.
Christina, who has a great sense of humor, laughs as she says that her two bra cups could each easily hold a family of African pygmies.
Hendricks told The Daily Vino that she does not waste her time on fad diets, over-priced exercise equipment, or skinny pills.
She giggled as she took a sip of her Diet Pepsi and stated that she also hates those fake spray-on tans, cellulite-Be-Gone Creams, and especially those healthy diet shakes that have over 40 ingredients but only 2.7 calories per 24-oz. serving.
ChrisHen, as her gynecologist calls her, was voted 2010s Sexiest Woman in The World by Esquire Magazine. She smiles and says that she wants women everywhere, of all sizes and shapes to know that Christina Hendricks does not go for low-cal anything.
She stressed that females have to realize that they have to please themselves and not the advertising moguls on Madison Avenue who want the female viewers of television commercials to feel that if a woman is not 5 foot 10 inches tall, weighs 101 pounds, and looks like Scarlett Johansson that she somehow does not measure up to what society thinks a woman should look like.
One only has to look at females like Courtney Love, Sarah Bernhard, Amy Winehouse, and Melissa Rivers to know that, that policy does not apply.
Christina Hendricks says that she is being considered for the starring role in the Fanton Brasshorn motion picture 'That's Right Fella, I've Got Me Some Balls - The Wynonna Judd Story.'