Why Jenna Ortega Says Her Wednesday-Inspired Style Isn't Going Anywhere

Jenna Ortega shared insight into her edgy, goth-glam style and how playing Wednesday Addams encouraged her to step out of her beauty and fashion comfort zone.

By Alyssa Morin Apr 17, 2023 7:53 PMTags
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Jenna Ortega is embracing the dark side.

The Wednesday actress recently shared just how connected she is to the iconic Addams Family character, especially when it comes to her newfound sense of style.

"Up until then I was really, really attached to my long hair," Jenna told Vogue in an interview published on April 12 about chopping her hair into the viral "wolf cut" last December. "Changing it encouraged me to be more adventurous; to experiment and be more creative in that way."

The 20-year-old pointed out that after playing Wednesday, she's not afraid to push the boundaries with her fashion and beauty. After all, she's rocked a Corpse Bride-inspired look at the Netflix show's red carpet premiere last November or her edgy wardrobe malfunction at the Scream VI screening in March.

"I've always respected goth culture," she explained. "I've always had a darker sense of humor, but I never felt like I was able to express that. Now I feel like I can embrace those qualities in myself."

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Jenna explained why she also feels empowered to do things on her own terms.

"I've been acting for over a decade now," she said, "so I know what it's like to not necessarily be heard or feel like I have a voice. I kind of had a hard time growing up because I was such a people pleaser; I was so desperate to be whatever I felt people wanted me to be."

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She continued, "And I felt like the traditional beauty standards really affected me; they didn't always resonate with me."

However, it's clear Jenna's Wednesday-inspired style and attitude aren't going anywhere. Keep scrolling to see all of her most fashionable moments that resemble the dark, twisted character.

Sleek and Chic

In vintage Atelier Versace.

Morticia Addams Vibes

In Saint Laurent.

Two Snaps

In Saint Laurent.

Suited Up

In Dzojchen.

Lady in Lace

In Valentino.

Silver Siren

In Dolce & Gabbana. 

Hitting the Mark

In Jean Paul Gaultier.

Goth Bride

In Versace.

Fiery Details

In Dion Lee.

All-Black Uniform

In Valentino.

Monochromatic Mode
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