Many men fondly remember their first crushes, but seldom do we get to see them really grow up before our eyes. From big-eyed child star to buxom starlet, Christina Ricci has had a lengthy career -- but like most lengthy careers, she has had ups and downs. As she has aged and her fans have fantasized about her being up and down, her assets have also changed. And speaking of assets, here's an important question:
WHERE CAN I SEE CHRISTINA RICCI NUDE ON FILM?
Short of following her around and risking a restraining order, which is a stupid, evil, uncouth and dorky-ass thing to do, there are plenty of ways to take a peek at Christina Ricci nude. Her first topless nude scene came in 2001’s Prozac Nation, based on the 1994 autobiographical book by Elizabeth Wurtzel. The film was a financial flop, never even getting a theatrical release, perhaps because it was a beloved piece of “chick lit” that got more hype for being Ms. Ricci’s first real screen nudity than for its angst-filled portrayal of depression. Upping its cool factor is that it featured the legendary Lou Reed playing himself, so the marketing team clearly missed its chance for a “Boobs and Lou” poster.
Christina practically grew up on-screen, with notable roles in 1990’s Mermaids, 1991’s The Addams Family and 1995’s Casper all hitting screens long before she was old enough for adult roles. Audiences first got a glimpse of her bombshell side with a pair of terrific films in 1998, The Opposite of Sex and Buffalo ’66. Both films also gave her a chance to demonstrate serious skills as an actress, with both receiving raves worldwide, as well as that she had grown a serious set of breasts. Her Lolita-esque nature was used to great effect in both of these wonderful films, although a case can be made that she has yet to do such strong film work again.
Arguably her most explicit screen nudity was done for 2006’s Black Snake Moan. The film is a veritable encyclopedia of perversity and of naked Christina Ricci, chockfull of crazy, sexy and just plain odd moments. Where else can you see her naked with Justin Timberlake (putting a different spin on FutureSex, perhaps?), having sex wearing shoulder pads while laying on a football field, and naked while chained up? Toss in the fact that she’s barely dressed through much of the film, takes a streamy bath and portrays a nymphomaniac, and you’ve got the makings of a nude Christina Ricci festival. You can see one of her nude scenes right HERE.
Christina Ricci’s most recent nude scene was in 2012’s Bel Ami. If indeed you choose to track the film down, bear in mind that there are multiple versions in circulation, with the American version omitting her nude scene. Luckily for her fans, there is a magical land known as Europe, and European audiences did get to take a peek. Noteworthy too is that her partner in the sex scenes is none other than Robert Pattinson, proving once and for all that vampires dig Christina Ricci as much as mortals. While the film itself might bore Kristen Stewart or nearly anyone else, having earned a measly 28% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it does offer her a chance to put on an accent while taking off her clothes.
Christina has also appeared nude or partially nude in other films, including 2009’s After Life and 2003’s Monster, opposite an even more nude (in make up rendering her as unappealing as possible) Charlize Theron in an Oscar-winning role.
HAS CHRISTINA RICCI DONE NUDE PHOTO SHOOTS?
While Christina Ricci has never done an actual nude photo shoot, she has several times appeared in public in outfits that left little to the imagination. From see through tops to cleavage baring outfits that seemed to defy gravity, the pint sized actress who stands only 5’1” has given the paparazzi plenty of sizzle over the years.
HAS CHRISTINA RICCI MADE A SEX TAPE?
The answer to that is almost certainly “no”, but being that the Internet loves to tease, there are several links that hint that she might have. If she has, perhaps it would have been with one-time fiancee Owen Benjamin, an actor she worked with in 2008’s All’s Faire in Love. Although that marriage never came to pass, she did marry James Heerdegen in 2013. Interestingly, they met on the set of her TV series “Pan Am”, where Heerdegen worked on the crew as a dolly grip. Hurray for James, giving hope to working stiffs everywhere that they too could someday marry Wednesday Adams of “The Addams Family.”
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH CHRISTINA RICCI’S WEIGHT?
What are you, her mother? Well, assuming you aren’t (which is likely a good thing, especially if you are reading this), you clearly have noticed that Christina Ricci was a buxom young thing in one of her first great roles as an adult (1998’s “Buffalo ’66”). Compare that fleshy look with the hyper skinny Ricci of ten years later, and it’s clear something was wrong.
Luckily, she admitted she had a problem and took steps to get better. She told The Guardian in 2004 that, “At the time that I was starting to diet and stuff, I saw this TV movie, and I thought, “Ooh, anorexia. I could probably do that.” Like the trooper she is, she did it -- and how. It undeniably cost her work in Hollywood, as despite her acting chops, she clearly needed to eat a pork chop or twelve. Or tofu chop, if she leaned vegan.
Thankfully for her and for her fans, she did finally get back on track in the years since. While still much thinner than her earlier years, she is seemingly doing much better.
Tracing her various on and off screen looks over the years might be enough to give even a yo-yo a headache, as the one-time child star has gone through many “phases.” Then again, few if any of us haven’t had awkward phases, but having to do it all in public from a very young age is bound to take a toll.
HAS CHRISTINA RICCI DONE ANY BLUE MOVIES?
The term “blue movie” was quite common in decades past as a synonym for a porn film. While Christina most certainly hasn’t done a porn film or “blue movie” in the truest sense of the word, she did voice the role of Vexy in “The Smurfs 2.” It may be coincidence or art imitating life imitating a Smurfs cartoon, but Vexy was created by Gargamel to be a temptress.