The untold truth of Gillian Anderson
You probably know her best from the Fox network's longstanding cult sci-fi dramedy, The X-Files, or perhaps you've seen her in The Fall, the British/Irish crime drama that's currently available streaming on Netflix for American viewers. No matter how you know her, American/English actress, Gillian Anderson is sure to have left an impression for her unique beauty, grace, and talent.
As often happens when gorgeous, talented women do sci-fi, Anderson has enjoyed a dedicated male fan base over the last few decades. What's special, though, is that she has also become a feminist role model for her strong female lead roles and her extensive charity work. In fact last year, Bustle declared her portrayal of The X-Files' Dana Scully character to be "one of TV's greatest feminist role models." Men, women—everyone loves her!
And perhaps it's because even though she is the pinnacle of beauty and talent, she is very open with the fact that she has lived a less-than-perfect and storied life. She is a TV, stage, and movie star (as well as a mother of three, according to The Guardian) who is brave enough to show her imperfections along with her beauty, and we love her for it!