Actress takes Sex to the Old City

jerusalem | “Sex and the City” star Kristin Davis — whose character converted to Judaism out of love for her husband — visited Israel for the first time this week.

The 43-year-old actress toured Jerusalem’s Old City on June 17 as part of her campaign to promote Israel’s Ahava skin products.

At a news conference, she praised Israeli women for their love of fashion and “being comfortable in their own skins.” Davis also said she is not nearly as naive or conservative as her fictional character. Still, there was no “Sex and the Old City” talk — despite creative questions from reporters.

Davis played Charlotte York on the popular HBO series “Sex and the City,” which was recently expanded into a hit movie. Her character is a prim Park Avenue socialite turned Jewish wife.

Davis, who is single, said she learned about the religion on the set, but when asked if she liked Jewish men in real life, she refused to discuss her romances.

She also declined to discuss Israeli politics or the Mideast conflict, but when asked whom she endorsed for U.S. president, she flashed a big smile and said “Obama!”

“He is fantastic, and it’s a very exciting time in America,” she added.

She said she and her fellow “Sex and the City” actors Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon “love Hillary.” But now that she is out of the picture, they would put their star power behind Obama.

“We are Democrats,” she said.

Ahava CEO Yaacov Ellis said Davis perfectly represented the company’s core values of “beauty, nature and life.” The company’s products are based on the beneficial qualities of the Dead Sea. — ap