02:27 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 04/11/2013 06:15PM
World's Most Beautiful issue is on sale April 26, but we're giving you a weekly sneak peek at some of the most gorgeous women around. Meet Danai Gurira, 35:
How you know her
The Iowa-born actress and playwright wields a mean sword as Michonne on AMC's The Walking Dead.
Her hair evolution
"One day I had to wear a wig cap, and I said, 'That kind of works.' " says Gurira, who sported an Afro in college. "As soon as I could, I cut it all off, and I haven't looked back since."
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