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Both Lydia's Have 1000 Voices But Her Legendary Cartoon Counterpart is Easier To Explain so in her Tropes Meanings I'm Not Going to Put in their But If Anybody Wants to Know Alyson's it's on Here Winona Ryder (October 29, 1971-) is an actress famous for playing kooky, slightly awkward characters in a number of movies. Some of her most famous roles have been the Love Interest of the eponymous character in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Veronica Sawyer in Heathers (1989), Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice (1988), Jo March in Little Women (1994), Susanna Kaysen in Girl, Interrupted (1999), Star Trek (2009), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) and a supporting role in Black Swan (2010). She was involved with the actor Johnny Depp for three years before they later split, and was linked with Matt Damon in the early Noughties.

This actress' roles provide examples of:

Awesome, Dear Boy: She has said that she took the role in Alien: Resurrection before even reading the script, because she had always wanted to be in an Alien movie and could brag about it to her brothers. • Boyish Short Hair: Had short Spiky Hair in her youth and was mistaken for a boy by a lot of her classmates. Career Resurrection: After taking a few years off from acting while she was on probation for shoplifting from Saks Fifth Avenue, she starred in a film rendition of Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly, which was critically acclaimed. Dawson Casting: Averted early in her career, when she was close in age to most of her teenaged characters. She was sometimes criticized for playing teen roles ("I'm like, 19. What do they want me to play, a judge?"). She became a straighter example of the trope as she grew older. She was 28 in Girl, Interrupted whilst her character was 18. Her petite frame and wide eyes contribute to looking much younger. Dye Hard: Her hair is naturally blonde. She was required to dye it brown for her first film Lucas - and has alternated between that and blonde over the years. • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette : Often, but Lydia Deetz is the best example. Fatal Method Acting: A near miss—she nearly drowned during the shooting of the underwater scene in Alien: Resurrection. • Former Child Star: Aversion. She started acting at thirteen but enjoyed far more success in adulthood. • I Am Very British: Adopts this type of accent for Bram Stoker's Dracula. One of Us: Her movie choices seem to indicate this (see Awesome, Dear Boy above). She is also a massive fan of J. D. Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye, and collects rare editions of the book. •Mean Character, Nice Actor: Despite being famous for her roles such as the pretentious and homicidal Veronica Sawyer in Heathers and the vain Beth Mac Intyre in Black Swan, she's known for being a very kind person in real life. While filming Black Swan, she would frequently apologize to Natalie Portman on set for the hateful and vulgar dialogue she delivered to her character. She also offered a reward for the safe return of Polly Klaas, a kidnap victim. After her murder, Ryder dedicated her performance in "Little Women" to Klaas. Playing Against Type: In Edward Scissorhands she played a Girl Next Door. Also as Spirited Young Lady Jo March in Little Women. Romance on the Set: Briefly dated Christian Slater during the filming of Heathers. She also dated Johnny Depp, her co-star in Edward Scissorhands. Type Casting: Early in her career, she found herself playing a lot of moody adolescents - Beetlejuice, {{Film/Heathers, Mermaids and Reality Bites. She also found herself playing a lot of 'innocence lost' characters - Bram Stoker's Dracula, Girl, Interrupted, Alien: Resurrection, The Crucible. What Could Have Been : She was cast as Mary Corleone in The Godfather: Part III, but withdrew. The part went to Sofia Coppola.Woody Allen wanted Ryder to star in Melinda and Melinda, with Robert Downey, Jr. to co-star, but after her shoplifting arrest and his drug problems, no one would insure them, so Allen couldn't get a bond to complete the movie.

Alyson Stephanie Court (born November 9, 1973) is a Canadian actress and voice actress. Her light, upbeat, somewhat spunky voice (her normal speaking voice is a bit more subdued) has earned her numerous roles as girls and young women in various cartoons and video games. She is best known as the original voice of Claire Redfield in the Resident Evil series. She started out as a child actress; she appeared in the Sesame Street movie Follow That Bird and was a regular on Mr. Dressup, and she also played the voice of a young girl in the second Care Bears movie. She continued to lend her voice to several animated series, including Lydia in Beetlejuice and Jubilee in the '90s X-Men animated series. In front of the camera, she's best known as Loonette the Clown in the kids' series The Big Comfy Couch, and she still does appearances as the character◊ for various children's charities. Some trivia for fans of Mega Man X: Alyson was the translator for the fifth game, deciding to change the names of the eight Maverick bosses to Guns N' Roses nods in the localization at the suggestion of her then-husband. She's well aware of the infamous controversy over the decision, but defends her choices. Has a Twitter account. You can follow her here; following her will make you an instant expert in Canadian politics. (And she has another one for those who don't like icky politics.)

Notable roles include: • Claire Redfield in the Resident Evil series (pretty much every appearance of the character except for one or two live-action shorts and Revelations 2) • Dahlia in Skyland • Emily Elizabeth, Clifford the Big Red Dog 90's specials • Jubilation "Jubilee" Lee, X-Men • Loonette the Clown, The Big Comfy Couch • Lydia Deetz, Beetlejuice • Malani in Ewoks • Megan Clark, The Amazing Spiez • Mira; Dan's mother, Bakugan: New Vestroia • Nora Mouse in Timothy Goes to School • Poodle in Almost Naked Animals • Ruthie in Sesame Street: Follow That Bird • Terri Cloth, Belle Button & Fay Hooray in the Garbage Pail Kids series • Trina in Groj Band • Herself in Get Set For Life Cast in: (English version) Bakugan Battle Brawlers (TV) as Customer (ep 24); Dan's Mom (18 episodes

); Tayghen (eps 46, 48); Tourist (ep 45); Young Girl A (ep 45) Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Gundalian Invaders (TV) as Boy 1 (ep 9); Dan's Mom (4 episodes

); Girl A (eps 1, 9) Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia (TV) as Bakugan Swarm (ep 42); Boy C (ep 46); Child C (ep 9); Dan's Mom (4 episodes

); Female Customer (ep 34); Girl (ep 9); Kids (ep 36); Mira; Miron (eps 28, 33); Movie Actress (ep 35); Myoko (eps 14, 19); People (ep 36) Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge (TV) as Dan's Mom (4 episodes

); Mira (8 episodes

); Soon Beyblade: Metal Fusion (TV) as Kid 2 (ep 37); Yui (ep 37) Resident Evil: Degeneration (movie) as Claire Redfield Spider Riders (TV) as Aqune Spider Riders: Yomigaeru Taiyou (TV) as Aqune

Tropes associated with Alyson Court: • Amicable Exes: With the father of her son. • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Especially on Twitter. It's not uncommon for her to be in the middle of a lengthy talk about politics, and within minutes be discussing food, sex, or anything else that pops into her head. • Ms. Fanservice: Has been known to post pictures of herself in bikinis or sitting in a bubble bath. At one point her Twitter profile pic was a headshot from a nude photo shoot. • Older Than They Look: She's 41 and looks maybe 30. • Only Known by Their Nickname: She talks about her son quite a bit, but almost never calls him by name, instead referring to him as "The Boy." Star-Making Role: Lydia and Jubilee were her first really big breaks, but it's arguable that she's best known for Claire. • Surreal Humor: Once posted that she wasn't going to let a political beef upset her, and that instead she was going to "get in touch with my happy place...right...there..." • Teens Are Short: Subverted; she recently tweeted a pic showing her not-quite-teenage son to be as tall as she is. Woman Of A 1000 Voices Going From Sounding Like Her Creator Winona To Boy Type as Megan the Spy To So Many Voices in Bakugan/Beyblade to Even Clowning Adorable as Loonette Big Comfy Couch

Lydia Deetz, is the daughter of Charles Deetz and the step-daughter of Delia Deetz. She is mostly referred to as a 'goth' girl. Beetlejuice plans on marrying her so he could return to the world of the living.



Lydia is a serious, but kind and sensitive goth girl, who feels isolated in the world. Her father and step-mother do not take anything she says seriously and often ignore her for their own selfish pursuits. Lydia loves writing poetry, photography and loves anything supernatural and paranormal. Lydia appears to be the most sensible one of the whole household. Lydia, by the end of the film is more happy and well-adjusted since Adam and Barbara became her parental figures. The reason that her parents ignore her is because she is "strange and Unusual." At the end of the film her father and stepmother take a stronger role in her upbringing, having seen her nearly be forced into marriage with Beetlejuice.


Lydia is shown with jet black hair which she often wears in a brushy ponytail with long parted bangs. She wears pale face makeup and peach eyeshadow around her eyelids, under her eyebrows and above her cheekbones. Lydia is very beautiful which caused Beetlejuice to become infatuated with her and want to marry her.


Lydia Deetz is from New York City.


Lydia Deetz from the Animated SeriesEdit

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◾Lydia moved from New York. ◾In an early script, Lydia was originally a minor character and a typical teenage girl rather than a goth. She also has a 9-year-old sister named Cathy who would be the one to befriend the Maitlands.










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Played by Alyson Court For her film counterpart, see Lydia Deetz. Lydia Deetz (voiced by Alyson Court) is Beetlejuice's tomboyishly beautiful best friend and possible love interest. She lives in the fictional New England town of Peaceful Pines with her mother Delia and her father Charles. She owns a black cat named Percy.

Lydia goes to Miss Shannon's School for Girls. Among her schoolmates, she is friends with two girls named Bertha and Prudence (their last names were never given in the series). Lydia's rival is Claire Brewster (voiced by Tara Strong), a beautiful, rich, pompous blonde who is always mean to her.

Lydia is unlike other humans and, despite her beauty, she likes all things creepy and spooky. Possibly for this reason, she is the only human (at least in the show) who knows about Beetlejuice and the Neitherworld. She often goes there and back by saying his name three times, and can also call him to her world and send him back in the same way. Lydia serves as the voice of reason to Beetlejuice, who adores her and would do anything to make her happy.

Although the series includes a number of small callbacks to the film, the exact backstory of how she and Beetlejuice met in this iteration is never clearly revealed. The series begins, in "Critter Sitters," as the pair are about to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their first meeting.

Characteristic DetailsEdit ◾ Name: Lydia Deetz ◾ Profile: Social Outcast ◾ Status: Still Living ◾ Catchphrase(s): "Deadly-vu!" ◾ Identified by: gravity-defying hair; infinite patience; apparently stunted sense of smell


TriviaEdit ◾Her exact age is not given, although in an early first-season episode she makes a reference to being in the seventh grade. Assuming time passes in the show's universe as it does in real life, she would therefore be in her mid-teens by the time of the series finale. ◾Even though she is the co-star of the series, there are five episodes in which Lydia doesn't appear. ◾In the episode "Vidiots," she identifies herself as "Lydia 'Joystick' Deetz." This has led to a fan theory that her middle name is Joyce, which is plausible but unconfirmed. ◾In "Robbin Juice of Sherweird Forest," it's revealed that she's violently allergic to roses. ◾According to Beetlejuice, she's the only person he knows that is "nice" in ways he can actually stomach. She's kind to all animals, even insects and worms; in "Out of My Mind," he observes that no one is nicer to worms (or to him) than she is. He even has a shrine to her inside his mind, indicative of just how much he reveres her. ◾He also describes her, in the episode "It's a Wonderful Afterlife," as "the greatest person I know." In "Oh Brother," he explicitly states that he would do anything for her. ◾Claire makes life miserable for Lydia on a regular basis, although the misery is certainly tempered by Beetlejuice's influence. He dislikes Claire's general attitude, but despises her for how she treats Lydia, and frequently offers to enact bizarre revenge pranks on her. Lydia is tempted, but insists on keeping her revenge artistic rather than personal; she enjoys letting Claire worry about how she might retaliate. This doesn't always keep Beetlejuice from acting on his own, however. ◾Like in the movie, her father calls her "Pumpkin," and as promised in the film by him, Lydia has a darkroom in the basement. ◾She says the main reasons BJ is her best friend is because he makes her laugh, he knows 101 ways to eat beetles, and (in his own words) he's "the ghost with the most." ◾Lydia and Beetlejuice are often "shipped" by many fans of the cartoon; according to several of the writers, this was invoked deliberately in the show. Several characters they encounter are uncertain as to the exact nature of their relationship, but it's clear to everyone who meets them that Lydia is the one individual who matters the most to Beetlejuice. ◾In "It's a Wonderful Afterlife," Beetlejuice experiences an alternate reality in which he never existed. Without his influence, Lydia is a lonely, depressed girl who longs for just one friend. Despite it being against the rules, Beetlejuice presents himself to this version of Lydia and manages to make her laugh, promising to show her even greater things in the future. However, he's then informed by his 'guide' that Lydia can't be part of the new un-reality he's wished for himself; realizing that he would leave her completely miserable without him, he immediately cancels the wish and returns to his regular afterlife. ◾Lydia only scares Beetlejuice once, in "Scare and Scare Alike," by saying his mother called and was on her way to visit for a whole month. ◾Lydia may have inspired a lot of other goth cartoon girls: Sam Manson (Danny Phantom), Gwen (Total Drama series), Triana (Venture Bros.), Carrie (The Amazing World of Gumball), Marceline (Adventure Time), etc. ◾

Lydia Deetz In Her Witch Outfit

Lydia Deetz in her witch outfit In the episode, "Bewitched, Bothered and Beetlejuiced", she and Beetlejuice masquerade as witches to save her pet cat Percy from the witches.

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