Taraji P. Henson Poses for Vogue Italia

The actress shares her beauty routines and challenges of being a working mother.

Posted: 05/02/2014 11:22 AM EDT
Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson is posing in sexy fashion for Vogue Italia and the beauty looks fierce. The 43-year-old actress wears styles from a variety of European designers for the Jason Rembert-styled photo shoot and talked about her beauty routine, working with the gorgeous Idris Elba and the challenges of juggling her career with parenting.

"The most challenging aspect of being an actress is being a single mother while navigating my career. I am a mother first," she said before adding that the most rewarding aspect of acting "is having my performance touch or inspire my audience."

The Howard University graduate might have ended her stint on the series Person of Interest, but she's been busy with big screen projects. Her latest film, Think Like a Man Too is set to be released this summer and another, No Good Deed alongside Idris Elba, is set to drop later this year.

"Working with Idris Elba is so terrible because he's so hard to look at !!! Idris is a wonderful human being. We have great chemistry and have become the closest of pals. He flew from London to see my play in Los Angeles. We truly support each other and I'm so excited about our movie coming out in September, No Good Deed."

Working with such beautiful people must keep Henson motivated to stay on top of her game and she's definitely diligent when it comes to her upkeep.

"It's important to keep my hair healthy and strong so I wrap it every night. I give my face a rest from make-up when I can. I make sure I wash my face every night before bed and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize."


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(Photos: Vogue Italia, May 2014)

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