It’s hard to believe now, given that her curves are the leading cause of heart attack in the United States and Europe, but at one point Christina Hendricks was a size 4 model…who had her hair color stolen by model Karen Elson. Ginger fight!
In a new interview, Christina explains how Elson, also know as Jack White’s wife, found success off the Mad Men star’s signature look, revealing how “I was in Milan, and you would see the same girls at castings. There was one girl—she was like, ‘I can’t get any work. I’m so sick of this, I’m ready to quit. I love your hair color. What do you color your hair with?’ and I was like, ‘Oh, it’s red. Here’s my formula.’ It was Karen Elson. A couple of weeks later, she had bright-red hair. Sorry, Karen, but you did ask about my hair color.” Since then both women have become extremely successful, and both married husbands with weird buggy-eyes. Coincidence? Well, okay, probably.
Not that competing redheads were Hendricks’ only problem. Already a skinny minny, Christina’s agents told her she had to drop 10 more lbs. Says Hendricks, “I remember thinking, You’re crazy! I said okay, but I didn’t do it. It seems that models have gotten smaller. I was a 4, but now they’re a 0 or 2.” Because nothing makes us want to buy clothes more than seeing them on gaunt skeleton people! Christina eventually stopped fighting the hot and turned into the boner-inducing swan she is today. The people of the Western World could not be more grateful.