Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci


2/12/1980, Santa Monica, California, USA

Birth Name

Christina Ricci


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Born February 12, 1980 in Santa Monica, California to Ralph Ricci and Sarah Murdoch, Christina was the youngest of four children.

Christina began performing at the age of nine, getting her first notable role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family one year later. She then enjoyed…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Aptly for having starred in Casper and Addams Family Values, Christina was born on exactly the same day as fellow actress Sarah Lancaster (of Lovers Lane fame - though she's better known for Saved By the Bell).

    • Christina is #24 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads." (2009)

    • In January 2009 Christina, along with Chloë Sevigny, took on the role of being a celebrity panel member for that month's issue of Elle magazine (UK). Christina provided comments and offered advice in the magazine's 50 Rules of Style list.

    • In 2008 Christina became a counselor for people suffering from eating disorders, inspired by her own battles with anorexia when she was a teenager.

    • Christina is an activist for RAINN (The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network), an organisation set up by singer Tori Amos.

    • In November 2008 Christina joined Scarlett Johansson, Jared Leto and Hayden Panettiere, among others, in featuring in a line of celebrity trading cards, with sale proceeds going to charities selected by the stars.

    • Christina was ranked #66 in Maxim's 'Hot 100 Women 2008'.

    • Christina admits that she is obsessed with gambling.

    • Christina's height is 5'1" (1.55 m).

    • Christina suffered from anorexia when she was a teenager.

    • Christina admires Amanda Plummer as an actress and her favorite actors are Viggo Mortensen and James Woods.

    • Christina's favorite movies include The Lords Of The Rings, Pulp Fiction and Gangs of New York.

    • Christina is one of the actresses who never formally studied acting.

    • Christina auditioned for the role Amy in the 1994 movie called Little Women and Claudia in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, but both roles went to Kirsten Dunst.

    • One of Christina's best friends is the actress Gaby Hoffmann.

    • Christina is the youngest in her family - she has another three siblings. Her father is a lawyer, and before that he worked as a psychiatrist specialized in shrieking therapy.

    • Christina was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual '100 Most Beautiful People in the World', Beauty at Every Age section, for age 27, in May 2007.

    • Christina attended Glenfield Middle School.

    • In 2007, Christina became the face of Samsonite Black Label's 'Fashionaire' luggage collection.

    • Christina has a fear that a shark might swim through a hatch into the swimming pool. She's also scared of ghosts, gerbils and house plants (botanophobia).

    • Christina's biggest fan website has closed down. The site now says: "Offline due to fur usage". Its owner writes: "I recently found out Christina doesn't appear to have a problem wearing fur. Well, I do. I also have a problem with people who wear fur. Conclusion: I have a problem with Christina. And now that problem is solved, because I don't have a website about her anymore, so I no longer have anything to do with her." The site now links to the PETA website. Christina previously posed for a shoot for W wearing fur from a reindeer earlier this year. The fan site now contains a picture of that cover next to a seal cub being clubbed to death.

    • Christina is on the board of VOX-Voices for Planned Parenthood, promoting the mission to young adults.

    • Christina's parents divorced while she was filming Addams Family Values.

    • Christina had a song written about her in 1999 by the metal band 'Anthrophobia'. The song was simply called Ricci. The album is called In the Zero to Three Movement.

    • Nominations Christina didn't win include: YoungStar Award (The Ice Storm), Young Artist Awards (The Addams Family), Casper, Now And Then, The Ice Storm and That Darn Cat).

    • Awards Christina won include: B-Movie Award (I Woke Up Early The Day I Died), Blockbuster Entertainment Award (Bless the Child), FFCC Award (Buffalo '66), Young Artist Award (Mermaids).

    • Awards Christina won for The Opposite Of Sex include: Golden Satellite Award, NBR Award, Golden Space Needle Award, YoungStar Award. Other nominations she didn't win included: American Comedy Award, Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award.

    • Awards Christina won for Sleepy Hollow include: Saturn Award, Blockbuster Entertainment Award. And was nominated for a Young Artist Award.

    • Christina has appeared in music videos for MC Hammer, Cher and Moby.

    • Christina was turned down for roles in the following movies: 1993's Jurassic Park, 1994's Little Women and Interview with the Vampire, 1996's Romeo + Juliet, 1997's Batman & Robin, Lolita and Titanic.

  • Quotes

    • Christina: I do like Tom Petty an awful lot. I always say that he's my real father, but I'm joking in that imaginary orphan way.

    • Christina: I'm not mainstream-looking. I'm not very skinny. I'm not... like... beautiful. The point of mainstream movies is to cast someone that everyones are going to love. Because of my persona, I'm controversial. I don't do anything in my real life to deserve that. I don't drink, I don't do drugs. But studio people don't want to put me in their movies. They think I might offend.

    • Christina: My first kiss was with the most chivalrous little boy I ever met in my life. It was in kindergarten. There was this kid who was really a jerk, and he wouldn't let me get on the school bus. He was about to hit me when this little boy named Nicky shoved me down, stood up and took the blow. So Nicky instantly became the kindergarten stud. The day he got hit for me, I lined up all the little girls, and everyone kissed him. That was my way of thanking him.

    • Christina: If I hadn't gone into acting, I would have been one of those weird runaways on Hollywood Boulevard. No, it'd be uglier. I'd probably be dead.

    • Christina: (revealing she paraded around naked to get into character on the set of Black Snake Moan) I needed to lose any sort of self-consciousness because I feel sometimes you can see self-consciousness in a performance when somebody is naked or in a nude scene. I really needed for that not to be there, so to help me I stayed the way I would be for the scene all the time - in order to get the crew really used to seeing me that way. Not only was I comfortable, but I could look at anybody's face and see they were comfortable.

    • Christina: (after fans boycotted her website for wearing fur) After being named on the PETA worst-dressed list… I have disappointed fans. I never meant to hurt nor anger anyone with my insensitivity and will not be wearing fur in the future. I apologise for my offensive actions.

    • Christina: I certainly hope I'm not still answering child-star questions by the time I reach menopause.

    • Christina: I don't know who Peter Lorre is. Pathetic right? It shows you how completely gross and uncultured my generation is.

    • Christina: My dream role would probably be a psycho killer, because the whole thing I love about movies is that you get to do things you could never do in real life, and that would be my way of vicariously experiencing being a psycho killer. Also, it's incredibly romantic.

    • Christina: Nobody's kissing my ass, unfortunately. I could use a little. But then again, my personality isn't conducive to butt-kissing.

    • For more quotes please see the Quips & Quotes thread in the forum.

  • This rising star made her acting debut in the movie "The Addams Family". She has since then acted in tons of other movies.

    She is my favorite actress because she is a good role model. She never sets out to let her fans down. She is a really good actress and has been put in many good roles that show off her acting chops. She always intends to give 100% to her roles and always do a good memorable job. She did an amazing job in "Monster" alongside Charlize Theron. She made the character come to life. She actually made the character more believable. I also like her in the movie "Now and Then". She did an equally good job in that movie also.moreless
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    Christina Ricci has really blossomed into a talented actress. I was worried she'd become one of those drug addicted ex-child stars. In every role she really makes you believe that she actually is the character she's portraying. This sense of realism is what makes her really stand out above the masses of the rest of actresses today. My favorite movie of her's is "Vanilla Sky."