Lisa Loring, who played Wednesday Addams on 'The Addams Family': Then and Now

It's creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky... just how fast the years go by.

How many years, exactly? More than 50. It was back in 1964 that the world was first introduced to "The Addams Family," the eccentric sitcom that would eventually become a cultural landmark.

Lisa Loring was just six years old when she took on the role of Wednesday Addams, the long-braided youngest daughter of Morticia and Gomez. And while her on-screen persona was certainly unorthodox, her real life story is perhaps even wilder.

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 'Halloween with the Addams Family' - Airdate: October 30, 1964. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) LISA LORING
THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 'Halloween with the Addams Family' - Airdate: October 30, 1964. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) L-R: KEN WEATHERWAX;BLOSSOM ROCK;LISA LORING
THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Cast Gallery - Shoot Date: June 30, 1964. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) LISA LORING
THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Pilot and Misc Gallery - Shoot Date: May 19, 1964. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) LISA LORING
THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Valentine's Gallery - Shoot Date: December 22, 1965. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) LISA LORING
THE PRUITTS OF SOUTHAMPTON - 'Phyllis, the Milkmaid' - Airdate: September 13, 1966. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) LISA LORING
Actress Lisa Loring. (Photo by David Mcgough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 01: Lisa Loring (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MAY 01: Lisa Loring (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 30: Actress Lisa Loring on August 30, 1983 exclusive photo session at Beverly Park in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 30: Actress Lisa Loring on August 30, 1983 exclusive photo session at Beverly Park in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - JANUARY 31: Actress Lisa Loring on January 31, 1984 exclusive photo session at Lisa Loring and Doug Stevenson's apartment in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Lisa Loring at the Laemmle Fairfax 2 Theatre in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
Lisa Loring (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
PARSIPPANY, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Lisa Loring attends the Chiller Theatre Expo - Day 1 at Sheraton Parsippany Hotel on October 23, 2015 in Parsippany, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 18: Lisa Loring attends a preview of The Hollywood Museum's 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit at The Hollywood Museum on August 18, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)
ISELIN, NJ - SEPTEMBER 22: Lisa Loring attends the 2017 New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival at Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel on September 22, 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
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At the age of 16, Loring wed her childhood sweetheart and gave birth to her first child. After their split a year later, she would marry for the second time, welcome another daughter, and divorce again.

But it was in the late '80s that Loring really made headlines. She wed adult film actor Jerry Butler, who she'd met on the set of a porno -- Loring was working as a makeup artist. But the stress of being in a relationship with a porn actor took a major toll on the couple. They sat down with "Dateline" and other talk shows to discuss the industry-related ramifications on their relationship. The two ultimately split.

As her marriage disintegrated, Loring found solace, she would later reveal, in heroin. It was also around that time that she discovered the body of one of her close friends, Kelly Van Dyke -- the daughter of Jerry Van Dyke -- after an apparent suicide. She entered rehab in the early '90s.

These days, Loring largely stays out of the spotlight, but she does make occasional appearances. In 2017 fans were excited to meet her at the 2017 New Jersey Horror Con & Film Festival.

Will she be present when the new "Addams Family" remake -- starring Charlize Theron, Allison Janney, Bette Midler and more famous faces -- makes its debut? We hope so!

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FULL HOUSE - Pilot - 'Our Very First Show' - Airdate: September 22, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN
FULL HOUSE - Pilot - 'Our Very First Show' - Airdate: September 22, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN
FULL HOUSE - Pilot - 'Our Very First Show' - Airdate: September 22, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN
FULL HOUSE - 'Joey's Place' - Airdate: December 4, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN AND CANDACE CAMERON WITH THEIR MOTHERS, JANICE SWEETIN (L) AND BARBARA CAMERON
FULL HOUSE - 'Daddy's Home' - Airdate: October 23, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN;CANDACE CAMERON;BOB SAGET
FULL HOUSE - 'The Return of Grandma' - Airdate: October 9, 1987. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN;BOB SAGET
FULL HOUSE - 'Breaking Up Is Hard To Do In 22 Minutes' - Airdate: September 29, 1989. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)CANDACE CAMERON;JODIE SWEETIN
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 21: FULL HOUSE - Season Four - Jodie Sweetin gallery - 9/21/90, Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
FULL HOUSE - 'Gotta Dance' - Airdate: November 5, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN
Jodie Sweetin and Michael Fishman during 1992 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards at Star Treck Theatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
FULL HOUSE - 'Come Fly With Me' - Airdate: September 22, 1992. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)MARY-KATE/ASHLEY OLSEN;JODIE SWEETIN
FULL HOUSE - 'Fast Friends' - Airdate: October 12, 1993. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN
FULL HOUSE - 'I've Got A Secret' - October 18, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JODIE SWEETIN;CANDACE CAMERON
Jodie Sweetin at the Disneyland in Anaheim, California (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Jodie Sweetin and Candace Cameron during 'New York Minute' World Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Mary-Kate Olsen, Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron Bure and Ashley Olsen at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 24: Jodie Sweetin attends The World Premiere of ?Swing Vote? at El Capitan Theatre on July 24, 2008 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Jodie Sweetin attends 15th Annual Lint Roller Party at Hollywood Palladium on November 13, 2008 in Hollywood, Ca. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 29: Actress Jodie Sweetin poses at the Second Annual 'babyLOVE' benefit for the March Of Dimes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel September 29, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 28: Jodie Sweetin attends Harry Morton's Pink Taco Restaurant Celebrates the Opening of New Los Angeles Outpost at Pink Taco on June 28, 2007 in Century City, CA. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12: Actress Jodie Sweetin arrives at the 2008 Hollywood Life Style Awards at the Pacific Design Center on October 12, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15: Actress Jodie Sweetin signs copies of her book 'UnSweetined' at The Grove on December 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage)
Jodie Sweetin arrives at the WTB Spring 2011 Fashion Show at Sunset Gower Studios on October 17, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 14: Jodie Sweetin arrives at RADD's 'Celebrity Safe Ride Relay' launch party held at The Edison on October 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 16: Actress Jodie Sweetin attends L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's 'An Evening With Women' at The Beverly Hilton hotel on April 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Actress Jodie Sweetin arrives at the 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush Benefiting The Baby Dragon Fund at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - DECEMBER 21: Actress Jodie Sweetin hosts The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday December 21, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - DECEMBER 21: Actress Jodie Sweetin hosts The Pool After Dark at Harrah's Resort on Saturday December 21, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Tom Briglia/FilmMagic)
DANA POINT, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Jodie Sweetin attends the 2nd Annual Goodwill Gala at Laguna Cliffs Marriott on November 7, 2015 in Dana Point, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 14: Actress Jodie Sweetin attends the premiere of 'Kubo and the Two Strings' at AMC Universal City Walk on August 14, 2016 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 15: Jodie Sweetin attends the Skip1 Night at Loews Hollywood Hotel on October 15, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Jodie Sweetin visits Hallmark's 'Home & Family' at Universal Studios Hollywood on November 21, 2017 in Universal City, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 26: Actress Jodie Sweetin attends the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA at Private Residence on July 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 13: Jodie Sweetin arrives to the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies and Mysteries Winter 2018 TCA Press Tour held at Tournament House on January 13, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)
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