The first time the 31-year-old film veteran (she starred in Mermaids at age nine) appeared on TV, it was for a seven-episode arc on Ally McBeal in 2002. “After that I thought I would really love to do another TV show,” Ricci recalls. “I’ve just been waiting for the right thing to come along.” This fall she returns to the small screen as an airline stewardess during the glamorous dawn of jet travel in Pan Am, an ABC prime-time soap that has been described as Mad Men at 30,000 feet. “What’s interesting about TV is that I don’t know where the series is going,” explains Ricci, who is an avid consumer of the medium. “It’s fun to open a script and wonder what’s going to happen that week. It’s almost like being a viewer.”
Ruffian’s silk charmeuse blouse.
Styled by Moses Moreno. Hair by Terry Millet using L’Oreal Professionnel; makeup by Vanessa Scali. Production by Stardust Visions. Fashion Assistants: Anastasya Kolomytseva and Thomas Carter.
Photography by Kurt Iswarienko