Christina Hendricks is often hit on by Women and gay men.

The 'Mad Men' actress - who is married to actor Geoffrey Arend - admitted she finds it flattering that so many different people have admitted being attracted to her.

She said: "Women hit on me. My husband thinks it's so odd that so many women hit on me."

Regarding gay men, she added: "They say to me, 'Well, I'm not straight, but if I was .'

"I think it's so flattering."

The 35-year-old actress also said she was initially "surprised" by the attention her voluptuous figure received but she is how happy to be a role model for curvy women.

She said: "When the attention started to be about my figure, I was surprised, because it wasn't something I was focused on. And then it became very positive, and people were saying very nice things.

"I remember Geoffrey saying, 'That's what you're doing for people. That's amazing.' And I said, 'I'm just trying to be a good actress and trying to tell a story, but if this is the sidebar, all this positivity, then that is awesome.'"

Christina credits her appreciation for a curvy figure to her mother, who encouraged the actress to avoid dieting.

She told America's Harpers Bazaar magazine: "My mother never said to lose weight. Diets were never a big deal. My mom was always beautiful and voluptuous and curvy, and I always thought she was gorgeous."