Her character in the television series Firefly (2002) never gave her real name. The three aliases the character used (Yolanda, Saffron, and Bridget) were contracted into the nickname "Yo-Saf-Bridge" in the episode Firefly: Trash (2003).
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, but raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, since the age of three.
Although known as a redhead, Hendricks is a natural blonde having dyed her hair since she was 10 years old.
In 1989, her family moved to Fairfax, Virginia, where she appeared in several high school plays and local community theatre.
She was a model from the ages of 18 to 27.
Engaged to Geoffrey Arend [January 2009].
Always loved redheads like Ginger Grant from Gilligan's Island (1964).
Dyed her hair because of "Anne of Green Gables".
Ranked #89 in the 2012 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #33 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #82 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked as having one of the most "beautiful famous faces" by "The Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Famous Faces From Around the World." She was ranked #10 in 2010 and #21 in 2009.
Ranked #87 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of All Time (2011).
Ranked #14 on Askmen's list of the top 99 "most desirable" famous women for 2013.
Lived in Islington, London, England, UK. 
Her father is originally from England. Her mother, who is American-born, has English, and small amounts of Norwegian and German, ancestry.
On her wedding day, she and her husband Geoffrey Arend danced to "The Origin of Love" from the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) as their first dance as a married couple.
Is a fan of British writer-director Richard Curtis.