From girl to glam: SJP

You’ve heard she’s warm and humble. You’ve heard her good nature and humility make her one of the most genuine people in Hollywood.

Everything you’ve heard is right.

Sarah Jessica Parker is undeniably fabulous, from her glowing smile to that pensive glisten in her eyes.

Parker and her “Sex and the City” posse made 40 the new 25. But if you think she’s resigned her designer pink tutu, you’re wrong. There was life before Carrie Bradshaw _ and there is life after.

Parker made her mark on Broadway, in the title role of “Annie,” at the age of 14. In the 1980s, she stole hearts as Patty Green, the bespectacled pre-O.C. teen on “Square Pegs.” Early supporting roles in “Footloose” and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” led to bigger turns opposite Steve Martin and Woody Allen, where the kinky brown curls gave way to sleeker blond dos, and that brainy, girl-next-door-sexpot was born.

These days, she lives for New York afternoons with her husband, Matthew Broderick, and their 3-year-old son, James Wilke. But that doesn’t mean she’s slowing down.

Q: How do you define style?

A: I like the idea that we live in a country where women can be who they want to be and there aren’t rules and there aren’t things that are considered more beautiful than others. I think style is when you see a woman that feels good. Then she has style. She’s in style. It doesn’t matter whether she’s wearing a really expensive fancy frock or something she made or bought in a vintage shop.

Q: What glamour girl from the past do you most relate to?

A: I would dare not take a stab at that, but there are certainly women from the past that I admire, whether it’s the way they chose to lead their lives or the way they looked or sort of their disposition or personality. My mother is one. I always considered her very stylish and lovely, and her own person. And, of course, there are the more obvious, iconic women like Audrey Hepburn, who really changed the way fashion and cinema interacted and created a new relationship with designers and actors. And Ingrid Bergman, who I always thought looked unbelievable.