Alicia Silverstone

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Alicia Silverstone (born October 4, 1976) is a British-American actress. She first came to widespread attention in the music video for Aerosmith's Cryin and later starred in several Hollywood motion pictures. According to critics, she has demonstrated a versatile acting talent in a range of parts, from femme fatale in The Crush to quirky comedy in Clueless. She is also noted for her strong views on animal welfare and is a committed vegan.

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Alicia Silverstone

Born in San Francisco, CA, to English Jewish parents, she later attended school in Beverly Hills, during which time she acquired some early modelling and advertising work, eventually getting the part of the 'dream girl' on American TV series The Wonder Years. She won a leading part in the 1993 movie The Crush, playing a girl who sets out to ruin an older man after her teenage crush is spurned, for which she won two awards at the 1994 MTV Movie Awards.

She went on to star in three Aerosmith music videos, entitled Cryin, Crazy and Amazing which were hugely successful both for the band and Silverstone, making her a household name.

Silverstone has continued to make a wide range of movie and television appearances, appearing mostly in comedy and action roles (she is widely known for her role in Clueless), although proving herself versatile enough to tackle the major Shakespeare production Love's Labour's Lost. Recently, she has extended her repertoire by working as a producer both in TV and film.

Around the time in which she was featured as Batgirl in Batman and Robin (1997 movie), Silverstone was lambasted by tabloid media and mainstream press alike for putting on weight. Though hardly obese by any standard, Silverstone had obviously put on more weight than the public was used to seeing her carry, and this started a whirlwind of rumours which affected her personal life. She effectively removed herself from the public eye for many years, resurfacing in the critically acclaimed television show Miss Match, which was cancelled after thirteen episodes.

Silverstone married her longtime boyfriend Christopher Jarecki, lead singer of the band S.T.U.N., at a beach front ceremony at Lake Tahoe on June 11, 2005. The pair dated for eight years before the wedding.


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