Christina Hendricks has been dying her hair since she was 10 years old.

The 'Mad Men' actress is naturally a strawberry blonde, but has always believed redheads have more fun so started colouring her locks bright red from a young age.

She told Redbook magazine: ''When I was 10 years old, redheads always intrigued me. Especially Anne of Green Gables, and my mum said, 'Let's just throw a rinse on that!'

''Little did she know she opened a can of worms. I still love my hair as red as I can get it!''

The 41-year-old actress also dished the dirt on her must-have beauty products, saying she couldn't live without blusher, especially Make Up For Ever cream blush.

Christina said: ''I always have on blush, even when I'm not wearing anything else. It makes me look alive. It's the first thing I put on when I wake up, and [my husband, actor Geoffrey Arend] just thinks I have naturally flushed cheeks!''

The star is a fan of old school Hollywood glamour, so her everyday look consists of emphasising her eyes with a flick of liquid eyeliner and her lips with a slick of coral colour.

She explained: ''I do black liquid eyeliner along my top lashes, rosy cheeks, and pink, red, or coral lips. That feels the most me.''