Christina Ricci is thirty years old today, which means that all that Addams Family stuff is more than half a lifetime ago.
Besides, she’s long since developed a look of her own, deployed here at the 2009 premiere of Brüno:
Still, some of that wicked ingenuity that served her well in the house of Gomez and Morticia was there from the very beginning:
When her elementary school held auditions for The Twelve Days of Christmas, Ricci was in danger of losing the lead to another kid. So she hatched a plot only slightly more diabolical than the one she would later act out in The Opposite of Sex. Ricci taunted her rival so much that he socked her. When she tattled, he lost the part.
Clearly this is a woman with whom one does not mess.