Christina Hendricks: AskMen’s Top 99 Women of 2011

Why Christina Hendricks Is No.21

As the bodacious office manager Joan Holloway on AMC’s Mad Men, Christina Hendricks has been captivating men — both real and imagined — with her confidence and curves since the hit show premiered in 2007. Despite having considerably less screen time than the show’s other major players, Hendricks has emerged as Mad Men’s breakout star, and it’s easy to see why. Her ethereal face, fiery tresses and voluptuous physique earned the former Firefly actress the title of Esquire‘s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2010, and helped dispel the stigma that healthier actresses can’t succeed in an industry obsessed with emaciated women. It turns out the nicest breasts in Hollywood are also the most empowering. Go figure.