is a Former Child Star
, and now respected actress in her own right. Ricci acted in such movies as Mermaids
and Winona Ryder
), The Addams Family
motion pictures, Casper
, and as an adult in The Opposite Of Sex
, Buffalo 66
, Sleepy Hollow
, 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
Her acting roles provide examples of:
- Creepy Child: As Wednesday Addams.
- Deadpan Snarker: In films, she's played such characters, especially Wednesday Addams. In real life, she's notorious for saying scathing and taboo things to screw with annoying, invasive journalists during her young adult years.
- Deliberately Cute Child: In her child actress days.
- Dyeing for Your Art: While best known as a brunette, many of her most important roles have been blond: Katrina, DeeDee, Rae and Layla. Also compare her voluptuous curves as Layla, Katrina and Deedee with her gaunt, skinny frame in Black Snake Moan.
- Femme Fatale: In The Opposite Of Sex and Black Snake Moan.
- Fille Fatale
- Little Red Riding Hood: Played the title role in a very dark take on the tale in the black-and-white short early in her career.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is nowadays.
- Mysterious Waif
- Perky Goth: Has this reputation since playing Wednesday Addams, but insists that it does not apply to her out of character.
- 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.
- She Is All Grown Up
- What Could Have Been: See the roles she missed out on above.