Winona Ryder (born Winona Laura Horowitz; October 29, 1971) is an American actress. One of the most successful actresses of the 1990s, she made her film debut in Lucas (1986). As Lydia Deetz, a goth teenager in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice (1988), she garnered critical acclaim and widespread recognition. After appearances in film and on television, Ryder continued her acting career with the cult film Heathers (1988), a controversial satire that has since become a landmark teen film. She later appeared in the coming of age drama Mermaids (1990), earning a Golden Globe Award nomination, and in the same year appeared alongside Johnny Depp in Burton’s dark fairy-tale Edward Scissorhands (1990), and shortly thereafter opposite Gary Oldman in Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic horror romance Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).