Cinema: Nicely Naughty

In moon-princess luster, she is the heir to Winona Ryder. As an icon of indie film, she's a teen Parker Posey. But don't waste comparisons on Christina Ricci. At 18, she is her own, clever young actress grown up onscreen from the gothic child playing with dead things in Casper and The Addams Family to the buxom blond in The Opposite of Sex. "I love her access to her dark places," says Sex auteur Don Roos. "There's a very mature, adult mind behind that childlike face."

There always has been. The daughter of a primal-scream therapist who became a lawyer and...

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