Christina Hendricks is #56 on the 2011 Hot 100 Maxim’s List

Birthday: May 3, 1975
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.

Where You’ve Seen Her: As Mad Men‘s Joan Harris, Christina Hendricks defines sexy with her razor-sharp tongue, fiery mane, and voluptuous figure. Prior to her sex-symbol status on AMC’s hit series, Christina began her career as a model. She crossed over to TV with a four-episode spot on MTV’s late-night show Undressed, but it was her role on the short-lived Joss Whedon series Firefly that gained her some real attention. And her career has truly taken off with Mad Men, now entering its fourth season (tune in this Sunday 10/9c on AMC). You’d be Mad to miss this girl in action.

Where the Naughty Things Are: “[There’s] something in what you don’t see [on Mad Men]. There’s restraint. I’ve had people say to me, ‘My husband and I watch it, and we always have sex afterwards.’ I think it’s really hot that some of the things it’s stirring up in people are very naughty things.”