#WinonaForever: 10 reasons why we still love the original ’90s muse

Winona Ryder: from the movie star fiancées to her enviable style choices, here are just 10 reasons why we will always be #WinonaForever…

Her Cult Film Role Status…

From 80s cult black comedy Heathers (think Mean Girls with bigger hair) to Ben Stiller’s movie Reality Bites, Winona’s CV has seen a string of slow-burning successes, playing everything from a reformed drug dealer to a controlling parent (remember her in Black Swan?), never choosing roles simply for fame value. Future actors, take note.

The Johnny Depp Era…

They were Hollywood’s IT-couple of the 90s – pre-Johnny and Kate [Moss]. So strong was their love he even got a tattoo on his forearm reading “Winona Forever” (now it just says ‘Wino Forever’). The couple we wish were still together. It could still happen, right?

Her Grunge Period In The 90s…

Winona’s part-goth, part-grunge look in the 90s continues to inspire us to ditch our dresses in favour of a trusty pair of scruffy Levi’s and a boyfriend sweater.

She Showed Us That Sometimes The Worst Things In Life Turn Out To Be The Best

You’re a well known A-lister who gets caught stealing from a store (which she was, and arrested for in 2001), what do you do? Well, in Winona’s case she bounced back and has said about the incident that it was “the best thing that could have happened” because it forced her to take a break from acting and revaluate her life.

Her Many Hair Styles…

Need any hair inspo? Just check out Ryder’s archive of ever-changing hairstyles from peroxide blonde locks to her selection of cool-girl pixie cuts.


Teaching Us It’s Okay To Be An Outsider…

Angsty teens, unite, Winona says: ‘Even with Beetlejuice, I was an awkward kid. I started at puberty, and went through it on film. Lydia was one of my favorite roles because I related to her a lot. That did led to Heathers, but I had to really fight quite hard to be cast in Heathers because I wasn’t considered attractive enough to be a popular girl.’


Movie Magic Like This With Her Screen Mum Cher…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj-MX_LwK_g
She’s Not A Mean Girl

No cat fights to see here. Putting any rumours to bed about tension with her Girl, Interrupted co-star, Angelia Jolie, she said: ‘I never had any bad feelings about Angelina. And I was hurt that people thought that. Everyone assumed I was really jealous because I thought this would be my vehicle. We said from the very beginning that the actress who played Lisa would probably win an Oscar, because it was the big, great, showy part. But I always related to Susanna.’


She’s Ageing Gracefully

Winona says: ‘I’m now 40 and I’m actually psyched for 40 and psyched to get older because I think you get more comfortable with yourself, and it’s more interesting, and the roles – the size doesn’t really matter. Usually those kinds of roles are more interesting.’

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