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Christina Hendricks Reveals Secret That She Was The Hand Model For 'American Beauty' Poster

Christina Hendricks at The 21st CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) in Beverly Hills, California, 2019

23. August 2019 - 14:15 Uhr / Laura Pérez

We know that the gorgeous Christina Hendricks used to be a model before entering the acting world, but we didn't know that she was actually the hand model for the 'American Beauty' poster!

You probably remember the iconic poster of the 1999 film American Beauty, but you probably didn't know that the hand model for it was the beautiful Mad Men star Christina Hendricks! We can't believe she kept the secret for two decades!

Christina Hendricks during the Sundance TV's Hap and Leonard panel as part of the AMC Networks portion of This is Cable 2016 Television Critics Association Winter Tour, Pasdena, California, 2016

Even other celebrities were surprised!

The 44-year-old actress shared a picture of the poster on Instagram and wrote: “Fun fact…. wait for it…I used to be a model and sometimes a hand model…."; and it seems that not only her followers were absolutely surprised but also other celebrities like her Mad Men co-star January Jones, and her Good Girls co-star Retta, who commented "How come I didn’t know this?” and “Staaahhhppp”, respectively.

Starring Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, and Thora Birch, American Beauty premiered in 1999. The film tells the story about a man struggling with a midlife crisis who suddenly feels attracted to his teenage daughter's best friend.