OK! I remember where I've seen her!! She was in this really old movie where she was looking for her dad who worked in the mines. She had a wolf that followed her wherever she went and protected her. :) And I think she wore one of those taxi driver sort of hats throughout the whole movie. She dressed sort of mannish too.
I have no idea what the name of the movie is. Anyone wanna give me a hand here?
YES! I remembered a major actor who also starred. John Cusack! So I did a search for his films and I found the movie and the actress!!! The movie is The Journey of Natty Gann and the actress is Meredith Salenger.