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Top 10 Facts - Winona Ryder
12.12.2015
Fact #1

Winona Ryder (born Winona Laura Horowitz; October 29, 1971) is an American actress. Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz.

Fact #2

In 1983, when Ryder was 12, she enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater in nearby San Francisco, where she took her first acting lessons.

Fact #3

She suffers from aquaphobia because of a traumatic near-drowning at age 12. Her aquaphobia caused problems with the underwater scenes in Alien: Resurrection, some of which had to be reshot numerous times.

Fact #4

Ryder made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas. After various appearances in film and on television, Ryder continued her acting career with the cult film Heathers, a controversial satire of teenage suicide and high school life that has since become a landmark teen film.

Fact #5

She later appeared in the coming of age drama Mermaids, earning a Golden Globe nomination, in Burton's dark fairy-tale Edward Scissorhands, and in Francis Ford Coppola's gothic romance Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Fact #6

In 2000, Ryder received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, honouring her legacy in the film industry.

Fact #7

In 2002, she appeared in the box office hit Mr. Deeds alongside Adam Sandler.

Fact #8

In 2010, she was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards: as the lead actress in When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story and as part of the cast of Black Swan.

Fact #9

Ryder was engaged to actor Johnny Depp for three years beginning in July 1990. She met Depp at the Great Balls of Fire! premiere in June 1989; two months later they began dating.

Fact #10

Depp had a tattoo placed on his arm reading "Winona Forever", which he had altered to "Wino Forever" after their separation in mid—1993.

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