Hey Film Fans, even before Johnny Depp tattooed Winona Forever on himself back when,we all knew there was something special about Ms Ryder.
Yes, Winona has had her fair share of ups and downs. But remember the time when she was THE IT GIRL of Hollywood? She was Queen Bee of Generation X. Winona, along with my teen crush Christian Slater, made 1988's Heathers ( one Flick Chick's absolute all time favourite films) wickedly funny, groundbreaking and all-round brilliant!!! That dark hair, that porcelain skin, those doe-like deep pooled eyes and that very fragility .... girls wanted to be her, guys wanted to date her.
Yes, she might have gone from award winning highs of Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Age of Innocence, the generation defining Reality Bites and highly personal Girl, Interrupted to a very public low of the Marc Jacobs shoplifting arrest in the very early 2000s. But she's still working her star power in smaller but pivotal roles. Like looping back and working with maestro Tim Burton again, this time voicing Elsa Van Helsing in Frankenweenie. And that's why she's WINONA FOREVER!
Drop me a comment if you remember her movies, her vulnerability and her talent.
Your Flick Chick