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Winona Ryder Tells ‘Hairy’ Tales

July 21, 2000 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) _ Winona Ryder has a confession to make: The dark-haired Generation X movie star is really a blonde.

Ryder tells Harper’s Bazaar magazine she started dying her blond hair blue and purple when she was 11 or 12.

``When I auditioned for (the movie) ‘Lucas,’ my hair was black and they wanted to keep it,″ she said in an interview for the August issue.

Ryder appears in the forthcoming movie ``Autumn in New York″ opposite Richard Gere.