2022 was undoubtedly the year of Jenna Ortega. The former Disney star rocked the world by playing Wednesday, everyone’s favorite gloomy, and death-obsessed girl, in the recent adaptation of Netflix’s “The Addams Family.” Not only did her dance moves go viral on TikTok, but makeup artists were scrambling to buy MAC Nightmoth lip pencils to recreate Jenna’s signature gothic look, which led to the pencils selling out!
But wait, there’s more! In real life, Jenna is just as charming as her enigmatic character, captivating audiences with her talent and beauty since childhood. Let’s take a journey through Jenna’s fashion evolution, from a fresh-faced Disney star to a true gothic princess.
1.Jenna Ortega was born on September 27, 2002, and has been killing it in the industry since she was a child. Ad agents first spotted her in a video her mom posted on Facebook. Talk about being discovered!
2.With Mexican and Puerto Rican roots, Jenna grew up in a large, friendly family, the fourth of six children.
3.Young Jenna played the lead role in the comedy series “Stuck in the Middle,” along with making appearances in popular films like “Iron Man 3” and “Insidious: Chapter 2.”
4.Jenna is proud of her roots and, at the young age of 13, joined a company that fights against xenophobia and discrimination against Latin Americans in the US.
5.Way before the world knew her as Wednesday, Jenna made history as the voice of Disney’s first Latin American princess in the animated series “Elena of Avalor.”
6.As Jenna grew older, she took on more mature roles, including appearing in the Netflix film “The Babysitter: Killer Queen.”
7.Jenna’s heart is full of philanthropic endeavors. After her grandfather died of cancer, she became a UNAIDS ambassador.
8.At 19, Jenna modeled for American Eagle in her first fashion campaign, proving that she’s not just an amazing actress, but she’s got style for days.
9.The diminutive beauty stands at only 155 cm, but she makes up for it in talent and personality.
10.May 2021 was the month Jenna announced her iconic role as Wednesday Addams in the upcoming Netflix adaptation, and boy, did she nail it! Tim Burton’s series was released in November 2022 and instantly became a hit.
11.Jenna even dressed the part, wearing a black veil and lace dress to the film premiere in Los Angeles. Talk about commitment to a role!
12.Jenna has amassed over 30 million followers on Instagram, where you can follow her @jennaortega and keep up with her latest ventures.
13.Last but not least, Jenna has quite a sweet tooth, but despite her love of chocolate she has a model body.