What has become of her? I've always thought she had the chops to be an A-List actress, and for awhile (2000-2001), she was doing some impressive cutting-edge work (Opposite of Sex, Buffalo 66). Why has she fizzled out after Monster (2006)?
Love her (and her forehead).
She really can't act. I was infatuated with her look and persona around the turn of the millennium, but the more projects I caught her in the more I realized she was not very compelling onscreen. Physically, I still find her striking and still have remnants of a crush on her, so I tried to get through a few eps of PanAm and it was just tedious. I think she's actually gotten worse as an actress.
PanAm was a bad show, but not because of Christina.
She's not a big star and will never become a big star because A list directors, producers and actors don't want to fuck her.
PanAm was a bad show and Ricci did not help matters. I did not mean to imply that she made it bad, just that her bad acting was quite noticeable.
I agree with R2. She was in a lot of good films in the late 90s/early 2000s, but she always comes across very stiff and self-conscious in everything that I've seen her in. She's really not among the best of her generation.
Crazy?? I had a friend who knew her who said so.
Isn't she a midget? Uh. wee person?
She's barely five feet tall. She was chubby early in her career but has lost a lot of weight over the years.
I thought she was hilarious in The Opposite of Sex
She's a strange looking woman.
R10 - She and Lisa Kudrow were amazing in The Opposite of Sex.
She was mostly a good child/young adult actor whose schtick doesn't translate well to more mature roles. Still, she was perfect (or perfect enough) in Ice Storm, Opposite of Sex, Mermaids, Addams Family & possibly Buffalo 66.
She looks like she has a really painful eating disorder though. Maybe that sucks up most of her energy. She seems to starve herself so her round head doesn't look so round.
Isn't she a huge stoner? I remember seeing her in that Jon Favreau dinner show and she was so obviously wasted. And she was dating that hugely annoying asshole actor--Adam Goldberg--right?
She pulled a Julia Roberts and got involved with a crew member with a long term girlfriend. I think she's engaged to the guy now. She must like guys who tower over her - all of her boyfriends have been much taller than her.
The worst one-note actress in Hollywood. I'm surprised she continues to get work, paltry as it is.
It's her pie face that has kept her from superstardom, not lack of talent.
She was in that weird movie with Samuel L Jackson: Black Snake Mambo. She played a sex-crazed woman that couldn't control her sexuality. So the SLJ character kidnaps her and chains her inside his house and domesticated her.
She looks OK on the Huff Post photo: the fringe bang helps to hide her fivehead.
Didn't I read that she had surgery to reduce them to a more reasonable size?
Even with all the tit work done, she still has a pie face and that doesn't show up well on a camera. Next...
She was pretty awful in Monster.
R25, not sure if she actually had surgery. She lost a lot of weight and that can lead to boob shrinkage.
She was pretty good as the clingy babydyke girlfriend in "Monster", but was outshone by Charlize in every scene they were in together. I remember she had a falling out with the legend-in-his-own-mind Vincent Gallo over something about "Buffalo 66".
She has anew film coming out where she plays a white teacher in Sydney who tried to help wayward Aborigine kids.
R29 - Being outshone by Charlize in the movie made for Charlize is no discredit to Christina's talent.
I wonder if she'd do Dancing with the Stars....
she was good last year on The Good Wife. she played a Chelsea Hander-esque talk show hostess in an episode.
I know CDAN isn't reliable, but he posted a BI about an actress who was on her way to being A-list that had her career collapse as he confronted her history of abuse.
Many (not all) posters thought it was her.
Aren't both her parents wealthy psychotherapists?
She's developed into quite the fashionista. Her red carpet style is consistently good.
Way to go, R18 !
Her performance in "Monster" is one of the worst ever.
I agree with R37 and other posters about her work in MONSTER. It was shocking how inept she was because she has given some great performances before. I forgot who described her this way but a critic once said that she looked like the love child of Bette Davis and Peter Lorre. I think that's a compliment.
Her dirty pillows are too small
She was fine in "Monster'. The character had to be appealing enough for Aileen to go to the extremes for, and Ricci nailed it.
But she has an offbeat look. Probably as good as whatever director is at the helm.
I disagree, R32, I thought she was awful on TGW. She was in way over her head and I gather she was very unhappy working on that set.
I still think she'd be great as a former Romanian gymnast because that's exactly what she looks like.
I disliked every character I've seen Christina Ricci play. Ricci has a knack of being annoying to hateful in any role.
Luv'd her in "Pumpkin"!
She did a Chanel campaign in Vogue (B/W photos) decked out from head to toe in classic Chanel, cheek bones and large doe eyes popping. Gorgeous. (Though, I think it was during her eating disorder phase.)
R43 Her likeability is not an issue unless she is playing a lead protagonist. She's only ever had a few big heroine parts, anyhow (only Kat in 'Casper', Trixie in 'Speed Racer' and 'Penelope' spring to mind), so I guess she isn't doing too badly. Someone has got to play those roles, she's got her niche.
She mostly plays antagonistic ladies over the edge, snarky deadpan sidekicks (as 'Prozac'), and hench girls or younger siblings (such as Wednesday).
You're right, r44. The only time I found Ricci likeable was in Pumpkin. In every other role she's annoying.
She was so underrated in Monster.
OMG! I just saw two of her TERRIBLE films on streaming Netflix!
The worst one was PUMPKIN, about a sorority chick who falls in love with a retarded boy after ONE DATE! Her handsome, athletic Ken boyfriend drives off a cliff in one of those "stock footage" type things (with a CASTLE on the side of the road---and this is supposed to be Mulholland Drive in Hollywood. The car BURSTS into flames, careens down a 500 ft cliff, and the next scene has the Ken boyfriend without a scratch in a hospital bed, hair perfectly combed!
The other one was CURSED, about siblings attacked by a werewolf---total fucking rubbish! I recommend you get stoned and watch both of these streaming films
She was so good n The Opposite of Sex and quite good in The Ice Storm.
Nothing wrong with the premise in 'Pumpkin,' R48, in that I fell in love with a 'retarded boy' (albeit a socially retarded one) after one date and ended up marrying him.