Ellen Hollman is returning to star as Saxa, one of the new series-regular female leads on STARZ smash-hit series Spartacus: War of the Damned. Hollman, 29, is one of the few actors on the show who perform all their own fight scenes–no stunt double for this brave heroine! Aside from acting, Hollman is the CEO of Visual Impact Now, an LA-based nonprofit that serves as a fundraising and awareness arm for their partner One Sight, providing free eye exams and glasses to children and families in need. We can’t wait to see what other projects this young lady has in the works. James Bond girl, maybe?
How would you describe your personal style?
Sleek and Lady 007 is my goal for red carpets, but behind closed doors it’s Miss Bohemia.
What’s your favorite item in your closet?
Everything with a three-inch-plus heel. Picking just one would be like choosing a favorite child.
What’s always in your purse?
YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in Le Orange.
What are you reading?
Projection reports and conference call synopsis for the 2013 LA Eye Clinic hosted by my nonprofit organization, Visual Impact Now.
What’s your weekend look?
Flowery summer dress with my wild curly hair… even in winter.
Your favorite head-to-toe designer?
I’m pretty sure Ellie Saab was designed specifically for me. (They just haven’t told me yet!)
What’s your favorite low-price secret weapon store?
Target. I’m obsessed.
What kind of watch do you wear?
I love the sleek design of Michael Kors–classy, understated and sexy.
What’s your earliers fashion memory?
My mother letting me wear her Lily of the Valley perfume when I was six. From that day on it was imperative that I at least smell like a lady, even if I didn’t act like one.
Favorite artist or photographer?
I recently did an In the Tub shoot with talented Spartacus director and photographer TJ Scott. Proceeds from this much-anticipated coffee table book will benefit breast cancer research, and the photos are captivating.
Do you overpack or underpack?
Overpack… You never know when the apocalypse is coming, and when it comes I want to wear my Jimmy Choos.
What’s your favorite scent?
The light scent of my man’s cologne when I hug him; that’s my happy place. He wears YSL L’Homme.
What’s your favorite vacation destination?
Any place where I can do something action-filled and get a tan at the same time.
What’s your go-to boutique in LA?
The Way We Wore is an amazing high-end vintage store.
Source: Genlux Magazine