5 iconic women from Tim Burton’s films

Everyone has seen a Tim Burton movie at least once! Thanks to his vivid imagination and diversity of characters, he has come up with many feature films that have been on the bill for a long time. The heroes and heroines of Tim Burton are all more impressive, memorable, original and unusual when compared to others. Here are 5 iconic women from Tim Burton’s films.

1. Winona Ryder

She starred in the movie « Beetlejuice » (1988) where she played the role of Lydia, a moody teenager, tormented and isolated from a world she hates and where she will meet the filthy Beetlejuice.

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She also starred in the movie « Edward in the Silver Hands » (1990) where she also played a teenage girl who has feelings for Edward.

2. Michelle Pfeiffer

She played the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992). Following an assassination attempt, cat woman is possessed by the spirit of cats and behaves like one of them.

She then developed an obsession with revenge and crime as she planned to take revenge on her killer with her newfound powers. She of course becomes Batman’s enemy.

3. Cristina Ricci

She starred in the movie « Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Knight » in 1999 with Johnny Depp. She played the role of the young and beautiful Katrina Van Tassel who falls in love with the Inspector.

After falling under his spell, she helps him to solve his investigation with the help of her gift for witchcraft.

4. Mia Wasikowska

In the 2010 film « Alice in Wonderland », she plays the character of Alice, a young, intelligent and curious girl who leads a well-off life in the Victorian era.

Her curiosity leads her to follow the white rabbit to Wonderland where she meets all kinds of curious characters. This eventually restores order and justice in Wonderland.

5. Helena Bonham Carter

She is one of the great characters from Tim Burton’s films. The actress played Emily in « The Funeral Wedding » (2004) and the Red Queen in « Alice in Wonderland » (2010).


But the role she excelled in was that of Mrs. Lovett in the 2007 movie Sweeney Todd. Her character cooked dead bodies and turned them into meat pies to help Todd, the Fleet Street barber she was in love with and who slaughtered his victims with a razor.

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