Creator / Christina Ricci

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Christina Ricci (born February 12, 1980) is a Former Child Star, and now respected actress in her own right. Ricci acted in such movies as Mermaids (alongside Cher and Winona Ryder), The Addams Family motion pictures, Casper, and as an adult in The Opposite of Sex, Buffalo '66, Sleepy Hollow, Monster, the remake of That Darn Cat!, Speed Racer, New York, I Love You, and After Life. Also starred as Sexy Stewardess Maggie on Pan Am. She is married to James Heerdegen, a dolly grip whom she met on the set of Pan Am, and they have one son named Freddie born in 2014.

Her acting roles provide examples of:

  • Older Than They Look: Now in her mid-thirties, she still looks at least a decade younger.
  • The Rival:
    • In her child acting days she was both this and a Distaff Counterpart to Macaulay Culkin. As she got older, Christina on several occasions found herself being offered roles that Natalie Portman had for one reason or another (usually her schooling) turned down; rather than be insulted, Ricci chose to view it as a plus that if Portman was unavailable, she was the second choice.
    • Another rival of her younger years was Kirsten Dunst, the blonde beauty to whom she lost coveted roles as Claudia from Interview with the Vampire and Amy March from Little Women. She was also turned down four times for the role of Lolita in favor of the then-unknown Dominique Swain, and was deemed too old to play Enid in Ghost World.
  • She Is All Grown Up: For those who were originally familiar with her from The Addams Family or Casper.
  • Teens Are Short: This combined with her child-like facial features had her acting in teen roles well after she was an adult. But it could often lead to...
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Despite playing teens several years after she wasn't one anymore, Ricci was attracted to darker, often provocative roles in films like Buffalo '66 and The Opposite of Sex, where her Fille Fatale aspects were turned Up to Eleven.

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