WCW: Christina Ricci


She was our Wednesday Addams, and that’s kind of typecast Christina Ricci as a horror movie queen. She’s also shown up in a fair number of frock flicks, though the best have a dark side. If you got it, haunt it!


Kate Flax in Mermaids (1990)

Christina Ricci, Mermaids (1990)

So precocious.


Katrina Van Tassel in Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Such a fun movie! Perfect for Halloween watching.

Suzie in The Man Who Cried (2000)

Christina Ricci, The Man Who Cried (2000)

1930s with Johnny Depp & Cate Blanchett.


All’s Faire in Love (2009)

Christina Ricci, All's Faire in Love (2009)

Not strictly historical, but: “Two rival Medieval shows vie for supremacy in the world of Renaissance Faires.” THIS IS ON AMAZON PRIME. I’M ADDING IT TO MY LIST.


Maggie Ryan in Pan Am (2011-2012)

Christina Ricci, Pan Am (2011-2012)

Back when the skies *were* friendly!


Clotilde de Marelle in Bel Ami (2012)

Christina Ricci, Bel Ami (2012)

This movie was resting on pretty.


Sarabeth Ellis in War Flowers (2012)

Christina Ricci, War Flowers (2012)

Something, something, American Civil War. At least her hair’s up.


Lizzie Borden in Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

First there was a TV movie.


Lizzie Borden in The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015)

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

Then a “limited series” where Borden went on killing sprees.


Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015-2017)

Z: The Beginning of Everything (2015)

Bummer this Amazon series didn’t get more episodes! It had potential.


Nellie Bly in Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)

Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story (2019)

Yeah, this TV movie sucked.



What’s your favorite historical costume movie or TV role of Christina Ricci’s?

7 Responses

  1. Sam Marchiony

    Pan Am for me — there was so much potential that we never got to see, and with a wonderful cast of actresses with really pretty costumes.

  2. GinaP

    The Man Who Cried. When I saw who was in it, (at the time I still liked Johnny Depp), I thought I would give it a try. It has a very interesting story line going from the pogroms of Russia, to repressed England to carnie life in France and finally Hollywood. Cate Blanchett is excellent and looks wonderful in her 30’s glam costumes.

  3. Charity

    My favorite is Sleepy Hollow. I watch it every Halloween.

    The Man Who Cried is a straaange movie. I mostly watched it for Blanchett, whom I love.

    Some of these, I haven’t seen. Must alter that, at once!

  4. LydiaR

    I love Sleepy Hollow!

    I must warn you that All’s Faire In Love is just as dreadful as it looks. I only watched it because I was working in a shop at the Michigan Renaissance Festival when they were filming the movie there. It was a huge nuisance and the film is really bad. Some of the supporting roles are enjoyable, and I did get to see Ann Margaret riding a horse, so there’s that.

    (ok, I’ve actually watched it more than once – spotting familiar faces in the crowd scenes is fun)