Christina Ricci - Biography & Career
Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born on the 12th of February 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of 4 children of a lawyer father and realtor mother. I've heard her real name is Francesca Lopez, but I have found no confirmation of this. She made her screen debut at the age of 9 in Mermaids (1990) in which she worked with Cher. Her breakthrough adult role was in Ice Storm, The (1997) 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.
Christina currently lives in L.A., and is working on (or recently has worked on) Miranda, Pumpkin, Adrenalin, All Over the Guy and Prozac Nation.