From charming friendly ghosts and being part of an iconic trio of mermaids, to evading headless horsemen and lending her voice to legendary animated characters, Christina Ricci has cemented her place in Hollywood as one of its most long-standing and versatile actors. As we creep up on spooky season, we thought it only appropriate to take you through the style evolution of everyone’s favourite Wednesday Addams, the one-and-only Christina Ricci.
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Christina Ricci makes her film debut in Mermaids in 1990
A baby-faced Christina Ricci stepped out in a fringed leather jacket, long skirt and simple black ballet flats for her film debut in 1990. Just ten years old at the time, Ricci had Hollywood buzzing with her incredible performance alongside industry icon and co-star Cher and teen idol Winona Ryder. Dressed like an absolute doll, right down to the choppy fringe bangs, you can’t help but feel Ricci’s love of fashion, even at this early age.
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Christina Ricci lands her breakout role in The Addams Family in 1991
In her breakout role as Wednesday Addams in the 1991 blockbuster, The Addams Family, an 11 year-old Christina Ricci kept it simple on the red carpet in an age-appropriate baby-doll-style dress and black stockings.
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Christina Ricci walks the red carpet for the Casper premiere in 1995
1995 was a great year for the young Christina Ricci, who starred in not one but two iconic films, Casper and Now and Then. Working alongside Hollywood heavyweights was becoming a walk in the park for the rising star, and Ricci seemed to be easing into her own style as she became more and more of a red-carpet fixture. We loved how confident she looked working this androgynous-suit vibe at the 1995 premiere for Casper.
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Christina Ricci sports a more-adult look on the red carpet in 1997
For her role in the 1997 film, The Ice Storm, Christina Ricci stepped out in a lingerie-inspired satin-and-less dress, with a smokey eye, bold lip to finish off the look. While it may not have been Ricci’s most “pulled together” red-carpet moment, it was a clear sign that Ricci was looking to shed her “child-star” roots and move forward into more adult territory.
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Christina Ricci goes full-glam for the Golden Globe Awards in 1999
We know, we know — the fur stole probably wasn’t faux and that sucks — but as for the rest of it? Wow. Christina Ricci showed up and served full-glam for the 1999 Golden Globe Awards in a strappy sequin gown and that signature mega-watt smile. The darker hues on Ricci were expected, but the old Hollywood glam moment was a definite standout of the night.
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Christina Ricci makes it a style moment to remember in Chanel in 2000
For the 2000 reopening of the Beverly Hills Chanel boutique, a blonde Christina Ricci had a major style moment in a white ensemble by the luxury design house.
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Christina Ricci is all about the cold shoulder at the Golden Globe Awards in 2002
Rocking a one-shoulder gown in a stunning rich-plum hue, Christina Ricci was all smiles on the red carpet at the 2002 Golden Globe Awards.
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Christina Ricci goes dressy-casual for the IFP Independent Spirit Awards in 2003
Christina Ricci’s casual-glam styling is as good — if not sometimes better — than her red-carpet glam. We loved how effortless she looked in this stunning tweed blazer, worn over a pair of low-rise denim.
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Christina Ricci nails the colour-blocking trend at an event in 2004
Attending the annual Louis Vuitton United Cancer Front Gala in 2004, Christina Ricci worked the colour-block trend in a pink-and-white dress with a super daring keyhole detail.
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Christina Ricci sets a new standard for the LBD at the Golden Globe Awards in 2004
Proving a classic never goes out of style, Christina Ricci stunned in a black, one-shoulder gown on the red carpet of the 2004 Golden Globe Awards. Glowing with dewy skin, minimal accessories and pulled-back hair, Ricci absolutely nailed this look.
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Christina Ricci attends a Barney’s New York event in 2005
In 2005, Christina Ricci continued to experiment with her style. Stepping out for the Barney’s New York Fashion Show to Benefit the Rape Foundation event in 2005, Ricci rocked a multi-coloured gown with a molded satin bust and a sheer overlay skirt. Did you know? Christina Ricci is the national spokesperson for the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
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Christina Ricci is timeless at the premiere for Hustle & Flow in 2005
This may be one of Christina Ricci’s simplest red carpet looks of all-time, but it’s easily also one of our favourites. This white tank and black midi-skirt pairing is a classic, and looks so chic on Ricci’s petite frame.
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Christina Ricci is a showstopper at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006
Christina Ricci wore a beige, sequin gown with sheer details to the Toronto International Film Festival for the Penelope premiere in 2006 and we are still not over this look. From the delicate details in the dress to the bold red lip, this one was a definite winner for Ricci.
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Christina Ricci is pretty in (50 shades of) pink at the MET Gala in 2008
Christina Ricci rocked a red sweetheart-neckline bodysuit with draped and belted tulle overlay to the 2008 MET Gala and it may just be one of the all-time greatest looks of the event. With “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” as the theme of the evening, there’s no doubt Ricci hit all the right notes in the sexy-yet-soft design.
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Christina Ricci leaves us green with envy at an event for Chopard in 2010
Going back to her naturally-dark locks for the evening, Christina Ricci absolutely stunned in a bright green sleeveless gown for an event hosted by Chopard in 2010. We love the pop of colour against Ricci’s fair skin and dark hair.
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Christina Ricci wows in Thakoon at the MET Gala in 2012
In a blush-and-black gown by designer Thakoon, Christina Ricci knocked it out of the park at the MET Gala in 2012.
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Christina Ricci loves a good lace moment at an event in honour of Carolina Herrera in 2016
By now we know, Christina Ricci loves a lace moment. Rocking a sleeved gown with lace details and sheer paneling throughout, Ricci stunned at an event to honour designer Carolina Herrera in 2016.
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Christina Ricci makes metallics look effortless at a Golden Globes party in 2017
We don’t often see Christina Ricci in metallic-sequin gowns, so this look was definitely unexpected and a fun style surprise from Ricci, who rocked this ultra-glamorous one-shoulder gown with confidence and ease.
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Christina Ricci rocks Dior Homme to a fashion show in Paris in 2019
Christina Ricci has been dabbling in androgynous style since her early days in the spotlight, and we’ve never gotten tired of seeing her rock a menswear-inspired suit. Sporting Dior for the Dior Homme fashion show in Paris in 2019, Ricci looked the part and left us hunting down the perfect suit-set for our own menswear-inspired moment.
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Christina Ricci makes velvet look effortless at Roger Vivier in 2020
Let’s be honest: velvet isn’t the easiest fabric to pull off. So when Christina Ricci rocked this sleeveless, belted velvet frock to a fashion event for Roger Vivier in early 2020, we were quick to take notes. While we may not have gotten many more red carpet moments from Ricci in 2020, we can’t wait to see what she’s got planned for red carpets in 2021.