Winona Ryder then
American actress Winona Ryder pursued her acting career back when she was a high school student. According to her, she thought her part in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice would make her popular in school, but it had the opposite effect, and other kids called her a witch. Nevertheless, she continued auditioning and performing, and now it seems as if she was born for the screen.
She began acting at the age of fourteen, in the mid-eighties. Her first on-screen appearance was in the 1986 film Lucas. Her performance caught the attention of director Tim Burton, and in 1988, he cast her in the critically-praised Beetlejuice. Following that performance, she starred films including Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and Little Women (1994).