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Su­per­girl isn’t Kryp­ton’s most fa­mous su­per­hero on Earth, thanks to cousin Su­per­man. But bub­bly blonde Melissa Benoist is do­ing a fine job as Kara ZorEl – aka Su­per­girl aka Kara Dan­vers – on sci-fi series Su­per­girl (2015-cur­rent).

Melissa isn’t even a real blonde – 1

her nat­u­ral hair colour is brunette. Luck­ily she says that “ap­par­ently they weren’t that strict with cast­ing, since Kara in the comics is blonde with blue eyes. I’m darker with green eyes”.

And act­ing wasn’t her first love 2

ei­ther. Melissa started her show­biz ca­reer as a singer and was then cast as Young Lau­rel in 2008 mu­si­cal movie Ten­nessee, along­side real-life singing diva Mariah Carey.

The 27-year-old Texan also sang 3

on Glee (2009-2015), play­ing Mar­ley Rose from 2012 to 2014.

Those two Glee years got her more 4

than just 25 episode ap­pear­ances and a singing job, says Melissa: “I found my soul­mate work­ing there!” She wed 24-year-old Blake Jen­ner in 2015 – he played Ry­der Lynn from 2012 to 2015.

Melissa has three tat­toos, but you 5

won’t see them when she’s dressed as Su­per­girl. She has a feather at the base of her neck, a wolf on the in­side of her left wrist and a bi­cy­cle on her an­kle. Why a bi­cy­cle? “I never re­ally learnt to ride back home in Texas, but then I moved to New York and had to learn pretty quickly,” she laughs.

One thing that she has taken a bit 6

longer to master is the wire­work that lets Su­per­girl fly, adding that “Tyler Hoech­lin (her new co-star, who is play­ing Su­per­man on sea­son 2) makes it look so easy. It’s not fair!” Tyler is best known for play­ing Derek Hale in sci-fi show Teen Wolf (2011-cur­r­net) un­til he quit in 2014.

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