When she was cast in her first film, the director inquired about how she wished to have her name displayed. Her father is a huge Mitch Ryder fan, so she immediately chose the moniker Ryder as a tribute to his favourite musician.
Lydia Deetz’s role as a goth teenager in Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice” received both critical and financial success. “Beetlejuice” was a box office success and received positive reviews. Winona was still in high school during the duration of the bullying she faced, which only served to exacerbate the ridicule she endured.
Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp co-starred in the 1990 fantasy film “Edward Scissorhands,” which was directed by Tim Burton. This picture was her biggest box office success to date, grossing $86 million worldwide and receiving praise from reviewers.
She received an Oscar nomination in the same category and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Winona’s career took off in 1994 with the release of “Reality Bites,” directed by Ryder and starring Generation X actor Ben Stiller.
Winona Ryder, an actress and model, has an estimated net worth of $18 million. At $2.5 million per year, she is one of the industry’s most successful actors. In 1997, “Alien: Resurrection” paid her a staggering $2.8 million.