Sunday, December 05, 2010

Hanukkah Honey #5: Oh, Winona...

Achingly beautiful, in a way that makes you want to hold her tight and tell her it's OK..., Winona Ryder was born Winona Laura Horowitz. Need I say more?

She's had her (minor) troubles with the law, and she tends to fall for bad-boy rockers (a list including Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner, Beck, Pete Yorn, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Jack White of the White Stripes, Baltimore native Adam Duritz of Counting Crows and the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl), but as is the case with Gina Gershon, our Hanukkah Honeys can break the stereotype of the "nice Jewish girl" while still breaking our hearts. All while knowing how to do a break-up, Heathers-style:

Veronica Sawyer: You know what I want?
[shoots J.D]
Veronica Sawyer
: Cool guys like you out of my life...

Tell it to Johnny Depp and the boys above, while we light the fifth candle in your honor, Miss Winona Horowitz:

(The first four Honeys of Hanukkah can still be seen burning here, here, and here...and here)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

there is no one like her. she can be a gamine like audrey hepburn, but her elf like persona, while similar to audrey , is more multi faceted. she can be feisty, spirited. humorous, out spoken,and indomitable. she is a blend all of these qualities, and more. she can be glamorous, but also, fragile, otherworldly, innocent, and tender. i have loved her since i first saw her as ''lydia'', in beetljuice, as a precocious goth girl, perhaps my favorite performances of hers were in ''heathers'', ''mermaids'', ''squaredance''and ''roxy carmichael. she is great at playing outsiders, who are often angry,quirky, and eccentric, but also dreamy, sensitive, and vulnerable. she brings sensitivity,and compassion, to each role, with a vibrant, natural acting style. she is very real. i am enjoying her performance as joyce byers, in ''stranger things'', on netflix [ a plug!] vive' Winona!