Christina Hendricks Birthday: 'Mad Men' Star Turns 37, Her Best Red Carpet Looks [PHOTOS]

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    Actress Christina Hendricks poses for photographers as she arrives for the Elle Style Awards in London February 13, 2012. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at The Trevor Project's "Trevor Live" fund-raising dinner in Hollywood December 4, 2011. REUTERS
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    The female cast of "Mad Men" (L-R) Jessica Pare, Kiernan Shipka, Elisabeth Moss, Christina Hendricks, Anne Dudek and an unidentified cast member pose after winning outstanding drama series at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 18, 2011. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" arrives at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 18, 2011. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at a special screening of her new film 'Drive' at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival in Los Angeles, California June 17, 2011. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, in New York, May 2, 2011. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks from the television show "Mad Men", arrives at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 30, 2011. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 16, 2011. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks talks backstage after the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2011 show collection during New York Fashion Week September 12, 2010. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks from the drama series "Mad Men" and her husband Geoffrey Arend pose at the 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 29, 2010. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks poses at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles August 21, 2010. REUTERS
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    Cast member Jon Hamm (C) poses with co-stars Christina Hendricks (R) and Elisabeth Moss at the premiere for the fourth season of the television series "Mad Men" at the Mann 6 theatre in Hollywood, California July 20, 2010. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks arrives at the 62nd Annual Directors Guild of America Awards in Los Angeles January 30, 2010. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks from the TV drama "Mad Men" arrives at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 17, 2010. REUTERS
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    Actress Christina Hendricks of "Mad Men" arrives on the red carpet at the 61st annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2009. REUTERS
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With Mad Men finally back on AMC after its long hiatus and Joan Holloway back at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, Christina Hendricks is having a great year.

The Knoxville-born actress has even more to celebrate on Thursday, as she turns 37 years old.

Since hitting all the right notes on the Mad Men pilot some five years ago, Hendricks has taken on several film projects, including a small role in Life as We Know It (opposite Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel), Detachment (opposite Adrien Brody) and Drive (opposite Ryan Gosling).

Through it all, the gorgeous redhead has maintained a healthy and strong relationship with her husband of nearly three years, actor Geoffrey Arend (Body of Proof).

It's incredibly flattering and surprising, and I didn't think for a second when I started 'Mad Men' that people would talk about me as being sexy or a pin-up, Hendricks said of all the attention devoted to her curves, in the March issue of Cosmopolitan UK.

My husband has a good laugh about it, of course, she added.

Hendricks, who has turned heads at just about every red carpet she's walked, also told Cosmopolitan that sexiness is about confidence and individuality. I can't keep my eyes off the women you see in cities like London, New York and Paris -- the way they carry themselves and put themselves together are always so unique.

According to that definition, Hendricks is not so bad herself.

In celebration of Christina Hendricks' 37th birthday, click through for some of her best red carpet looks.

The next episode of Mad Men airs on Sunday, May 6 on AMC.

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