12 february, 1980
Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of a lawyer father and realtor mother. She made her screen debut at the age of 9 in Mermaids (1990), in which she worked with Cher. Her breakthrough adult role was in The Ice Storm (1997), in which she plays a nymphet who skillfully seduces two brothers. She worked with Johnny Depp and Casper Van Dien in the Tim Burton film Sleepy Hollow (1999). Candid and controversial, as well as a highly skilled actress, Christina was much in demand by film makers in the late 1990s. However the superstardom that she seemed to be on the brink of in the 21st century never came to pass, as she is now mostly relegated to acting in television shows or doing cartoon voice-overs.