Mia Wasikowska as Alice
Mia Wasikowska, above, star of Tim Burton's new
Alice in Wonderland
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland—starring Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen—hits theaters March 5 with a new spin on Lewis Carroll's ever-fascinating heroine, who's taken dozens of forms since her first tumble down the rabbit hole...
1859: English schoolgirl Alice Liddell was the inspiration for Alice and a frequent subject of Carroll's photography. Prurient speculation has surrounded the friendship between author and muse ever since.

1865: Political cartoonist John Tenniel provided the vaguely sinister pen-and-ink drawings for the first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, which gave Alice her china-doll face and iconic pinafore.

1951: In Disney's antic, claustrophobic adaptation, the animated Alice is a flaxen-haired sweetheart, easily upstaged by a butch, bellowing Queen of Hearts ("Off with her head!").

1985: The MTV generation got a different taste of Alice in Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' video for "Don't Come Around Here No More," featuring a nightmarish unbirthday party—with Alice as dessert.

2003: Annie Leibovitz's lavish Vogue spread cast supermodel Natalia Vodianova as a waifish, glammed-up Alice who plummeted into Wonderland draped in couture by Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent.

2010: Mia Wasikowska, star of Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland.

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