We all know and love (or hate) the Manic Pixie Dream Girl, and Zooey Deschanel has made a VERY lucrative career off of the popularity of that particular typecasting. While the term Manic Pixie Dream Girl wasn't coined until film critic, Nathan Rabin, saw Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown, MPDGs have been around since the dawn of film. Here's a sampling of the most iconic- from Susan to Summer.
Kate Winslet as Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Katharine Hepburn as Susan in Bringing up Baby (1938)
Diane Keaton as Annie Hall in (1977)
Kirsten Dunst as Claire in Elizabethtown (2005)
Zooey Deschanel as Summer in (500) Days of Summer (2009)
Natalie Portman as Sam in Garden State (2004)