Now be honest – Netflix & Co. are evening savers sometimes, aren’t they? TV series entertain us for hours and provide many great moments to share with our favourite stars. Times when Hollywood starlets were the main characters of successful series are long gone. The trend is toward women with strong personality. We’ll introduce you to five TV stars who we’re in love with.
Melissa McCarthy („Gilmore Girls“)
Sure, when it comes to curvy Hollywood beauties, she’s the showcase model: actress Melissa McCarthy (46). But long before her Hollywood career the curvy cousin of TV host Jenny McCarthy excited the fans – as the eccentric cook Sookie St. James in the US success series “Gilmore Girls”. Extremely likeable, completely nuts and crazy for culinary delights – this is how we love Lorelais’ best friend. Very nice: in the series, Sookie’s weight has never been an issue. It’s about her as a person – and that’s exactly how it should be, always.
Danielle Brooks („Orange Is The New Black“ )
Sexy curves behind bars – damn attractive, not only in orange. The original Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black” does without stereotypes. In Litchfield instead, diversity is key. As Tasha „Taystee“ Jefferson, Danielle Brooks (27) triggers explosive issues in the TV prison. And not only the body of the 27-year old would set you on fire – her voice puts the heat on! And by the way, Brooks is not the only curvy lady of the cast: her colleagues Dasha Polanco (35) aka Dayanara Diaz and Lea Delaria aka Big Boo are true curvy stars too.
Brooke Elliot („Drop Dead Diva“)
In Germany, the US series „Drop Dead Diva“ is rather an insider tip. The main characters of the lifetime series (6 seasons) is not a slim beauty – even if the first minutes of the series give this impression. Actress Brooke Elliot (42) hast he role of Jane Bingum – a laywer with a few pounds more. No one seems to take notice of her – until she passes away. In heaven happens a misleading confusion and suddenly the blonde beauty Debborah “Deb” Dobkins finds herself in Jane’s body.
A model in the body of an overweight lawyer? There comes trouble, for sure! To see Jane transforming from a Plain Jane into a vamp is a true pleasure. And not only Jane’s physical appearance changes: her self-confidence gets a boost. She recognizes: curvy women rock – especially when they feel comfortable.
Chrissy Metz („This Is Us“)
Dark hair, pretty face and a voice that makes you dream. Chrissy Metz enchants the critics. And us as well. The American actress is currently playing in the US series „This Is Us“ where she takes the role of Kate Pearson, a plus size beauty struggling with her weight. The acting talent of the 36-year old is a sight for sore eyes. But once she starts singing, you’ll feel like heaven. How about a little taste?
K. Cannon („Switched At Birth“)
„Switched At Birth“: the name of the US series says it all. But not only the two main characters, Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc, are popular amongst viewers. One supporting actress has captured our hearts: actress B.K. Cannon (26) aka Mary Beth Tucker. The beautiful blonde plays a plus size lady who falls in love with a deaf-mute boy. Because in “Switched At Birth” counts: no taboos, no restrictions! And therefore, they raise the question how a good looking, athletic guy could feel attracted by an attractive curvy woman. We’ll reveal only this much: deep in our heart, we already know the answer.
English Translation: Danielle De Bie