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Lydia Deetz

Goth Girl that Talks with the Dead

Appeared in Beetlejuice Film
Played by Winona Ryder

Lydia Deetz, is the daughter of Charles Deetz and the step-daughter of Delia Deetz. She is mostly referred to as a 'goth' girl. Beetlejuice plans on marrying her so he could return to the world of the living.


Lydia is a serious, but kind and sensitive goth girl, who feels isolated in the world. Her father and step-mother do not take anything she says seriously and often ignore her for their own selfish pursuits. Lydia loves writing poetry, photography and loves anything supernatural and paranormal. Lydia appears to be the most sensible one of the whole household. Lydia, by the end of the film is more happy and well-adjusted since Adam and Barbara became her parental figures. The reason that her parents ignore her is because she is "strange and unusual." At the end of the film her father and stepmother take a stronger role in her upbringing, having seen her nearly be forced into marriage with Betelgeuse (Beetlejuice).


Lydia is shown with jet black hair which she often wears in a brushy ponytail with long parted bangs. She wears pale face makeup and peach eye shadow around her eyelids, under her eyebrows and above her cheekbones.


Lydia Deetz is from New York City.


Animated VersionEdit

For more information about this character for the animated series, go to the animated article.

Trivia Edit

  • In an early script, Lydia was originally a minor character and a typical teenage girl rather than a goth. She also has a 9-year-old sister named Cathy who would be the one to befriend the Maitlands.


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