Fashion: Melina Kanakaredes
Interview by Ruth Hilton.
June 12, 2006
Melina ditches her CSI:NY detective wear and goes with the fashion flow.
The stern facial expressions and somber pantsuits of her CSI:NY character, Detective Stella Bonasera, couldn’t be more of a contrast to the charismatic and playful personality of actress Melina Kanakaredes.
Going through the designer outfits on the racks at the OK! Shoot like a kid in a candy store (she is crazy for Roberto Cavalli), Melina exudes warmth and satisfaction, which come from having found happiness in her family and career.
From playing Dr. Sydney Hansen on Providence to Benita Alden on NYPD Blue to her successful Broadway career, the Ohio-born star’s long hours have paid off big time.
But few people could guess how close art has imitated life for Melina by joining the CSI:NY cast. When she was a little girl, her uncle was murdered. It was through the dedication of police and CSIs that her family was able to find closure on their loss, for which she will forever be...