Every Actor Who's Played Wednesday Addams Through the Years

She's macabre, snarky, aloof, and always intriguing. She's Wednesday Addams, and she's back! Netflix's "Wednesday," starring Jenna Ortega, casts a new light (or pall, as she'd probably prefer") on the classic character, but it's far from the first on-screen adaptation of the beloved "Addams Family" stories. Originally created by cartoonist Charles Adams beginning in the 1930s, the Addams Family has become a well-known part of American pop culture, spanning several movies and TV adaptations - and even one musical! The individual stories change, but the core family remains the same: suave patriarch Gomez, his elegant wife Morticia, death-obsessed daughter Wednesday, and inventive son Pugsley, along with Cousin Itt, Grandmama, Thing, and Uncle Fester. Among all these iconic characters, though, Wednesday has always stood out, a gleefully gothic inspiration for girls of several generations who wanted to embrace being "different," whatever that meant to them. To celebrate the latest version of this character, let's take a quick look back at all the women who have played Wednesday so far.

Every Actor Who's Played Wednesday Addams Through the Years

She's macabre, snarky, aloof, and always intriguing. She's Wednesday Addams, and she's back! Netflix's "Wednesday," starring Jenna Ortega, casts a new light (or pall, as she'd probably prefer") on the classic character, but it's far from the first on-screen adaptation of the beloved "Addams Family" stories.

Originally created by cartoonist Charles Adams beginning in the 1930s, the Addams Family has become a well-known part of American pop culture, spanning several movies and TV adaptations - and even one musical! The individual stories change, but the core family remains the same: suave patriarch Gomez, his elegant wife Morticia, death-obsessed daughter Wednesday, and inventive son Pugsley, along with Cousin Itt, Grandmama, Thing, and Uncle Fester.

Among all these iconic characters, though, Wednesday has always stood out, a gleefully gothic inspiration for girls of several generations who wanted to embrace being "different," whatever that meant to them. To celebrate the latest version of this character, let's take a quick look back at all the women who have played Wednesday so far.