Christina Rene Hendricks (born May 3, 1975) is an American actress known for her role as Joan Holloway in the AMC cable television series Mad Men, and as Saffron in Fox's short-lived series Firefly. Hendricks was named "the sexiest woman in the world" in 2010 in a poll of female readers taken by Esquire magazine
Hendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her mother, Jackie Sue (née Raymond), was a psychologist. Her father, Robert Hendricks, who worked for the forestry service, was British and originally from Birmingham. Her family moved because of her father's profession, living in Fairfax, Virginia, Portland, Oregon, and Twin Falls, Idaho. Hendricks is a natural blonde and began coloring her hair red at the age of ten. She began acting in children's musical theater productions in Twin Falls.
On October 11, 2009, Hendricks married actor Geoffrey Arend