CHRISTINA RICCI GIVES HER CAREER A BOOST WITH A SMALLER BUST

Published on: June 20, 2002

Christina Ricci's cups runneth over no more! The once top-heavy actress -- daughter Wednesday in "The Addams Family" flicks -- gave her career a boost by reducing her bust.

After undergoing breast reduction surgery, 22-year-old Christina flaunted her sleek and sexy new look on the final season of "Ally McBeal" as lawyer Liza Bump.

"Christina's D-cup boobs were too big for her tiny 5-foot-1 frame," a pal tells Planet Tabloid.

"They were so big that one producer complained: 'Can't you strap those things down?'

"Christina felt her chest was the first thing people looked at -- and she didn't like it.

"Her advisers said she'd get better roles if she had a smaller chest because some directors think big boobs means bimbo."

The pouty-mouthed brunette -- who's starred in "Sleepy Hollow" and "The Opposite of Sex" -- went under the knife after she decided to do a nude scene for the movie "Prozac Nation."

"Christina had the surgery right around her 20th birthday in February 2000," said her pal.

"As soon as she recovered from the operation, she started a tough workout program to tone up the rest of her body. And she's stuck to it.

"Now that she's got the excess off her chest, Christina feels she has a brighter future in Hollywood!"