Monday, June 23, 2008
Alicia Silverstone is an American actress and fashion model best know for her roles in the films Clueless and Batman and Robin. The youngest daughter of Deidre, a former flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, a real estate investor, Alicia Silverstone was born on October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California. She first attended Crocker Middle School and then San Mateo High School but didn’t finish her studies.
Alicia Silverstone’s modeling career started at the tender age of six when her father sent photos of her to various agencies which eventually landed her several television commercials. In 1988, she made her first appearance in a television series when she was cast as “dreamgirl” Jessica on The Wonder Years. In 1993, she played her first starring role in the movie The Crush which earned her two awards in the 1994 MTV Movie Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Villain. It was also in this film that Alicia Silverstone was chosen by director Marty Callner to appear in the Aerosmith music videos “Cryin”, “Amazing” and “Crazy.” Her appearances in the music videos earned her the nickname, “the Aerosmith chick.” In 1995, Alicia Silverstone played her most popular role as Cher Horowitz in the teen film Clueless. The role also earned her two MTV Movie Awards for Best Female Performance and Most Desirable Female. Silverstone also played Batgirl in the 1997 superhero film Batman & Robin. She also starred in the same year in her self-produced, dark comedy film, Excess Baggage. In 2000, Silverstone appeared in the film adaptation of the Shakespeare play Love’s Labour’s Lost. In 2003, she starred in the NBC television series Miss Match. Silverstone also co-starred with Queen Latifah in the Barbershop spinoff, Beauty Shop, in 2005.