Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina
Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of
4 children of a lawyer father and realtor mother. She made her
screen debut at the age of 9 in _Mermaids (1990)_ (qv) in which she
worked with 'Cher' (qv). Her breakthrough adult role was in _Ice
Storm, The (1997)_ (qv) in which she plays a nymphet who skillfully
seduces 2 brothers. Candid and controversial, as well as a highly
skilled actress, Christina was much in demand by film makers in the
late 1990s. In 1999, at the age of 19, she directed and worked on
the screenplay for the movie Asylum (1996). A compulsive talker and
smoker who seems to have a new and refreshing view on every
subject, the buxom Christina is becoming a top box office draw and
seems to be destined for super-stardom in the new century.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).