Actress gained weight after living in Italy

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks is famed for her curves and she’s revealed her secret – pasta and cappuccinos.

The actress, who plays Joan Harris in the hit TV show, says she put on weight when she went to Italy to pursue a modelling career.

‘I started out as a model and when I went to Italy to build my book I gained 15lb from all the pasta and cappuccinos that were part of my life over there,’ says Christina, 38.

‘I saw my body change and I loved how it changed my appearance and how it made me look more womanly and sexy.

‘I know I have a figure and I long ago decided that I wouldn’t starve myself and try to become one of those typically skinny actresses.’

Christina, who is married to actor Geoffrey Arend, is used to the male attention her curvaceous figure attracts.

‘Men will stare and there’s nothing you can do except let a guy know if he’s staring too intently,’ the actress tells The Sun.

‘I’m completely comfortable with my body.’

Anna Francis