Q I think Virginia Madsen is one of the loveliest actresses working today. How old is she, and what's her next project?
—Richard Jayne, Ripley, W.Va.
Madsen, 45, received raves for her role as a warm-hearted waitress in the movie Sideways. She recently began filming her next role, alongside Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda, in a comedy called Diminished Capacity. One of the few Hollywood actresses who admit to being treated with the injectable cosmetic Botox, she's active in a campaign called "Keep the Wisdom, Lose the Lines," which encourages women to seek medical professionals for such procedures and to make sure they're using only products approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.