candice patton

Photography by F. Scott Schafer.


​Daniela Ruah

\u200bDaniela Ruah wears an elegant black evening dress as she seemingly is emerging from a swimming pool

Photography by Cliff Lipson.

As Special Agent Kensi Blye, Daniela Ruah delivers a mix of tomboy tough and feminine mystique. Here, she displays the latter in Santa Barbara.

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Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski stands poolside wearing a vibrant red and blue dress with a buccolic countryside stretching out behind her

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Bellissima! Even in the stunning hills of Tuscany, The Good Fight star commands center stage.

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​Shemar Moore

Shemar Moore strikes the yoga warrior pose as he stretches at a private hotel pool

Photography by Kwaku Alston.

The man behind Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson on S.W.A.T. strikes a steamy warrior pose.

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Jay Hernandez

Jay Hernandez naps in the sun while poolside

Photography by Derek Blanks.

Magnum P.I. actor Jay Hernandez proves nothing is more relaxing than some fun in the Cancún sun.

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​Wilmer Valderrama

Wilmer Valderrama is fully clothed and emerging from a body of water

Photography by Nino Muñoz.

NCIS star Wilmer Valderrama brings his signature smolder to this sexy photo shoot in Honolulu.

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​Melody Thomas Scott

Melody Scott Thomas wears a vibrant yellow dress with massive sleeves stands in front of a pool and tiled pillar

Photography by Andrew Eccles.

Melody Thomas Scott, who recently celebrated forty years of playing Nikki Newman on Y&R, takes some R&R in Malibu.

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Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman standing at the edge of a pool

Photography by F. Scott Schafer.

Further proof that Peter Bergman walks on water.

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​Candice Patton

Candice Patton swims in a seaside swimming pool wearing a blue swimsuit

Photography by Christopher Ross.

Candice Patton, who plays journalist Iris West on The CW drama, is photographed on the equally gorgeous island of Jamaica.

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Originally published in Watch Magazine, July-August 2020.

Photography by Derek Blanks.


It's a bird ... It's a plane ... It's some of your favorite crime fighters from The CW and the DC Comics universe like you've never seen them before!

We're celebrating superheroes, comic book characters, and pop culture phenoms with these powerful portraits from the Watch vault. Scroll to see more stunning photos of these super TV stars from Supergirl, Arrow, Black Lightning, and The Flash—showing off their ultra glamorous, not-so-secret identities.

All that glitters

Melissa Benoist in a sparkly red top reclining on a chair.

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist—and her super friends—go glam in these exclusive photos.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Right on target

Portrait of Stephen Amell in a red print jacket.

This smoldering shot proves that Arrow star Stephen Amell is making his mark.

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

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Shock and awe

Cress Williams in a purple suit.

When not protecting the fictional city of Freeland with his superpowers on Black Lightning, actor Cress Williams shows off his sophisticated side.

Photography by Derek Blanks.

Summer beauty

Candice Patton in a gold sequined dress.

The Flash star Candice Patton knows how to relax.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Super suave

Stephen Amell in a suit.

This Star City crime fighter looks good without his disguise.

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

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Girl power

Melissa Benoist posing in a fashion shoot.

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist is out of this world.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Chartreuse crush

Candice Patton in a chartreuse yellow sun dress.

The woman behind Iris West is striking in this vibrant Guess dress.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Lightning strikes

Actor Cress Williams leaning against a wall.

Cress Williams takes charge.

Photography by Derek Blanks.

Force of nature

Candice Patton on a swing above a small lagoon.

Candice Patton gets into the swing of things on location in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Fashionable in Ferragamo

Actor Stephen Amell modeling a designer suit.

Oliver Queen suits up for a different occasion.

Photography by Keiron O'Connor.

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She's got the look

Kara Danvers is the universe's strongest, savviest, and most sophisticated Supergirl.

Photography by Christopher Ross.

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Star power

Cress Williams sitting on the front of a rusted truck.

Cress Williams' Black Lightning just may be the superhero we've all been waiting for.

Photography by Derek Blanks.

SEE MORE: Why We Love Comics And Superhero TV Shows

A Slice Of Paradise With The Flash's Candice Patton

Escape to dreamy Jamaica with The Flash star Candice Patton on her sexy photo shoot for CBS Watch! Magazine.

Escape to paradise with The Flash star Candice Patton. Get to know the woman behind journalist Iris West in this gorgeous photo pictorial, photographed at the equally gorgeous Jamaican getaway The Trident Hotel in Port Antonio.

Check out these amazing photos Watch! captured for our November-December 2017 issue (on newsstands now)—including web-exclusive photos—plus learn fun facts and interview tidbits on The CW star.

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Originally published in Watch! Magazine, November-December 2017.

Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.


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Southern charm

Candice Patton on tree swing by the water

Christopher Ross

Fun Fact: Candice Patton grew up in Plano, Texas, and graduated from Southern Methodist University.


Styling by Nadia Rath. Bodysuit by LOM Clothing. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Decisions, decisions

Candice Patton in gold sequined dress on the rocks

Christopher Ross

After college, Patton debated between heading to L.A. or New York to pursue her passion for theater. "I think I made the better decision... I felt pressure at the time to take advantage of my youth."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Local heroes

Candice Patton swimming in infinity pool

Christopher Ross

The Flash—in which Patton plays journalist Iris West, love interest to DC Comics superhero Barry Allen, played by Grant Gustin—is filmed in Vancouver, BC. Filming 10 months a year in another country, albeit "a great country," has made her appreciate little US conveniences like 24-hour food delivery and Amazon Prime: "...when you ask me what I miss, it's always the stupid things."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Gratitude matters

Candice Patton in pink bikini

Christopher Ross

Patton is moved by how much Iris West has meant to DC Comics' fans, even before the character was ever on TV. "When I go to these conventions and meet people who are so touched by her, it makes me really emotional."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Swim top and bottom by Melissa Odabash. Sheer top by Urban Outfitters. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Mystery dance

Candice Patton swimming in infinity pool

Christopher Ross

Many of Patton's favorite performers are those whose private lives remain private. "You feel this pressure to be on social media. But I like a little bit of mystery."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Girl power

Candice Patton stuns in gorgeous yellow dress

Christopher Ross

Patton cites a diverse list of acting inspirations, including Lucille Ball, Halle Berry, and Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot.

Styling by Nadia Rath. Dress by Guess. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

The good fight

Candice Patton posing by infinity pool

Christopher Ross

"I'm passionate about diversity. I'm passionate about changing the landscape of film and television so it resembles the world that we live in. I know seeing actors of color on-screen changed my life."— Candice Patton

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Super natural

Candice Patton holding coconut

Christopher Ross

Patton's off-screen style is dressed-down comfy, and often athletic-inspired.

Styling by Nadia Rath. Sweatshirt by Urban Outfitters. Shorts by Venus. Shoes by Brian Atwood. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Hidden weapon

Candice Patton posing in infinity pool

Christopher Ross

Genre entertainment, Patton feels, jibes perfectly with her mission of diversity and inclusion: "When you create a world that's so insane, anything is possible.

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Getting catty

Candice Patton wearing hot pink bathing suit wearing sunglasses

Christopher Ross

Patton was galvanized when she saw Halle Berry's Catwoman, admitting it helped her visualize herself in a leading movie role: "...watching her be a badass and crack that whip... if she was doing that in 2004, imagine what I could do in 2020!"

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Fan favorite

Candice Patton lounging on rocks in sparkly gold dress

Christopher Ross

Jesse L. Martin, who plays Patton's TV dad, helped her handle the shock of having a sudden, ardent fan club. "He always says, 'No one's throwing rocks.'"

He made her realize, she says, that "it's all good energy."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Having it all

Candice Patton swimming in hot pink bikini

Christopher Ross

Though she's loving playing Iris West, Patton sees a future that includes independent films, theater, and romantic comedy.

As a black woman, says Patton, she'd love to headline a big Hollywood blockbuster. "Just so I can wave the flag and let other girls know, 'It's still happening, we can still do it!'"


Styling by Nadia Rath. Swim top and bottom by Melissa Odabash. Sheer top by Urban Outfitters. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

Secret of success

Candice Patton posing in bright yellow dress

Patton is a firm believer in learning from your mistakes. "Success teaches you that it's possible. But success, to me, is more dangerous than failure."

Styling by Nadia Rath. Dress by Guess. Styling assistance by Janelle Olsen. Hair and makeup by Roy Brasley.

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