“Someone said to me that TV is the new independent film for women,” says the 44-year-old actress (A History of Violence). In the NBC police procedural Prime Suspect, a remake of the acclaimed British series, Bello—who was on ER for one season before her movie career took off—returns to the network to reprise the hardened detective that Helen Mirren fashioned into a feminist icon. “For me, it wasn’t about going back to TV so much as that I really took to this character,” explains Bello. “I like to say I’m walking in Helen Mirren’s shoes.”
Chanel’s stretch crepe dress.
Styled by Moses Moreno. Hair by Terry Millet using L’Oreal Professionnel; makeup by Jo Strettell for Chanel Beaute. Fashion assistants: Anastasya Kolomytseva and Thomas Carter.
Photography by Kurt Iswarienko