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Christina Hendricks said she was an ugly, weird goth kid

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She may be a bombshell TV star now, but Christina Hendricks told the U.K.'s Mirror she wasn't always considered beautiful. In fact, back in high school, she was a goth freak despised by all the other students. Wasn't that true of all the drama kids?

"My school days were pretty unhappy. I had the worst high school experience ever. I went to a very mean school and was bullied like crazy," she said. "I was a bit of a goth with purple hair and I was also part of the drama group, so my friends and I were all weird theater people and everyone just hated us."

This all started because she was born in Knoxville, Tenn., but grew up in rural Idaho, where the blond started dying her hair red when she was 10, like her favorite literary star, Anne of Green Gables. Then the family moved to Fairfax, Va., where things were much different, and the last thing she wanted to do was fit in.

"I was a goth kid. I dyed my hair about 42 different colours, shaved it at the back and wore black make-up. Kids can be pretty judgmental about people who are different," Hendricks said. "If I could go back and tell my 14-year-old self anything it would be, 'Don't worry. You're going to be doing exactly what you want to be doing and those people who are a--holes now are still going to be a--holes in 20 years. So let it go!'"

Now those old classmates can all watch her on Mad Men or see her in magazines or read about her in The Juice*, and really, isn't that the true sign of making it?

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