5 Young Actresses You’ve Probably Completely Forgotten About
Christina Ricci. Born 12th February 1980, in Santa Monica, California. Though her family moved to New York! Her parents are Sarah and Ralph and she has two brothers, Rafael and Dante and a sister, Pia. Christina is the youngest! Christina started out in adverts, then after the awesome Mermaids, with super cool, Cher, Miss Ricci has been working ever since! Ofcourse there was Wednesday in The Addams Family, Casper, Now and Then, That Darn Cat, The Last Of The High Kings, The Ice Storm… She went to Manhattan’s Professional Children’s School for Performing Arts, one of her class mates was Mr Home Alone himself, Macaulay Culkin!!
In her childhood her other films included, The Cemetery Club, Doc Hollywood, Pecker. She’s also Starred a few times along side her friend, the super gorgeous, Johnny Depp!!
Danielle Fishel, starring as Topanga in Boy Meets World. Born in Arizona, on May 5th 1981 and grew up in Southern California. Before Boy Meets World she appeared in Full House and, Harry and the Hendersons. Danielle was only suppose to be a guest role on Boy Meets World, but Danielle was so good she became a regular role! During lunch break from filming the Boy Meets World guys played football against the kids from Home Improvements!! Topanga starred with Rider Strong and Ben Savage, little brother of Fred Savage, from The Wonder years!
Gaby Hoffman, the super cute kid from Uncle Buck, the classic John Hughes film! With 80s favourite, the beloved John Candy. Before that role Gaby had been in Field of Dreams along side, Kevin Costner! Born in New York City, on January 8th 1982, to Mum, Viva. Viva was apart of Andy Warhol’s inner circle, she starred in many of his pop films! Gaby, with her sister, Alexandra, grew up with Mum, Viva, in a New York hotel! Gaby also appeared in Sleepless in Seattle, The Man Without a Face, with Mel Gibson! Whom she loved working with! Gaby also was in a TV film, a remake of the classic Jodie Foster film, Freaky Friday. She played the lead role in the film Now and Then, playing Samantha, the older Samantha was played by Demi Moore. The film also starred Christina Ricci, Thora Birch and Ashleigh Aston Moore. The talented Miss Hoffman had her very own TV programme, Someone Like Me. Her favourite music group is The Beatles.
Thora Birch, born and bred in California, the blonde haired blue eyed girl came into the world on March 11th 1984, and started her acting career aged 4 and a half! In adverts and TV programmes Day by Day and Parenthood. Her first film was Purple People Eater, at the grand old age of Six! Other films included Patriot Games, Hocus Pocus, Clear And Present Danger.. Thora worked with some of the best in the business, Lauren Bacall, Bette Midler, Harvey Kietel, Demi Moore, Harrison Ford, Melanie Griffith. In 1989 Thora won a Youth in Film Award for Best Young Actress starring in a Motion Picture!
Hocus Pocus has become a cult film, a must watch every Halloween! Sarah Jessica Parker is incredible as one of the Sanderson sisters! As was the ever fantastic, Bette Midler!All together now, I put a spell on you…
Anna Chlumsky, the unforgettable Vada in the My Girl films. Born in Chicago, Illinois, to Mum Nancy on December 3rd 1980. Her Mum was an actress, her Dad was a chef. Before My Girl, Anna was in a stage production of Annie, in Chicago, where she got the call she was in My Girl! Anna said, “She just filled with excitement like I could burst! ” Anna also starred in Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain, filmed in Canada with Christina Ricci!
My Girl was hugely popular! Who could forget Thomas J (Macaulay Culkin) being chased by bees or Vada in love with her teacher. And who did’nt cry when Thomas J died?! The 70s music was fabulous too! Macaulay and Anna both had their first onscreen kiss, which took many takes to get right!! And look out for a mistake in the film, when Vada is trying to unhook a fish, the hook is already out!!Christina, Danielle, Gaby, Thora, Anna,five of the favourite girls from the silver screen and small screen. Starring in many of 80s/90s kids favourite films. How totally awesome they were!!