I wasn't all that into Christina Ricci until recently. Before this year she was just that weird looking chick from THE ADDAMS FAMILY, who I mused could very possibly end up a serial killer, or at least severely deranged at some point before her 30th birthday. Then 2007 happened and suddenly she's a bombshell. The negative is her abnormally large head (thing is like a fucking water-melon), but thankfully, her positive is her huge set of cans, a positive we all know to be so powerful it could offset a third arm. Sprouting from the head. A second head even.
#3 - 'Ellie' in CURSED
A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults, who, after being mauled by the beast, learn they must kill their attacker if they hope to change their fate to avoid becoming werewolves too. Yeah it's as ridiculous as it sounds. All is saved though, when... TITTIES!
I guess this is the prototypical Ricci look when she's not going out of her way to look different for a role. Which is okay by me. As you can see from the picture above though, this look is never gonna rate highly because it bares witness to her incredible forehead. This is only here because most of her other performances see her being either jail bait, or with a pig's nose.
#2 - 'Trixie' in SPEED RACER
Based on the classic 1960's Japanese animated series chronicling the aspirations of a young race car driver as he attempts to obtain glory, with the help of his family and the Mach 5, the advanced car created by his father.
Short hair is a hell of a lottery if you ask me. It always sounds like a good idea. I mean, you get it right and you look like Meg Ryan in YOU GOT MAIL, but you get it wrong and you look like Mena Suvari in what must've been some kind of female penitentiary she was secretly sentenced to. Thankfully, even though that thing looks like a big black helmet, Ricci can wear the shit out of it. Plus, everyone's had a crush on an anime character (Sailor Jupiter!!), this might be as close as we'll ever get with those big ol' eyes. As close as we'll get without feeling like a pervert anyway.
#1 - 'Rae' in BLACK SNAKE MOAN
A God-fearing bluesman (Samuel L Jackson) takes to a wild young woman (Ricci) who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.
Wow, this movie split opinions like ass cheeks. I've seen people give it scores ranging from 8-9/10, to critics trying to objectively decided if it was one of the worst films ever made, or just one of the worst things in recent human history. I loved it. And a lot of that was down to Sam Jackson playing a crazy old guy with a tractor, a chain and a blues guitar. But more of it was getting to see Ricci burn up on screen, mostly in panties and an ill-fitting t-shirt. And when she wasn't in that winning combination it was either a sexy cow-girl type get up, or she was buck naked getting railed by one of a myriad co-stars.