April 14, 1977 in New York City, Sarah Michelle
Gellar has become sort of a pseudo 'feminist' for
her generation, although she cringes at the word
herself. But her role as a beautiful female who
kicks ass on television certainly has made herself
a role model to her female generation. While many
of Gellar's scenes as Buffy in Buffy the Vampire
Slayer use stunt double Sophia Crawford, Gellar
does carry a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do. Sarah was
seen on TV as early as three years old, where she
played Valerie Harper's daughter in An Invasion
of Privacy, a made for TV movie. At four, she was
part of the infamous burger wars playing in a commercial
for Burger King which mocked the size of McDonald's
burgers. Afterwards, she appeared in scores more
commercials, which also helped land her roles in
movies like Over The Brooklyn Bridge, Funny Farm,
High Stakes, and TV's Spencer for Hire. Further
roles include A Woman Named Jackie and Swan's Crossing.
At the age of 16, Gellar played as a 22 year old
(!) in All My Children. She played as Erica Kane's
(Susan Lucci) daughter, and was in a role which
had her seduce her stepfather, break up her mother's
marriage, shooting people, and faking pregnancies!
The role got her something Susan Lucci almost never
did, an Emmy in 1994 for Outstanding Younger Actress.
Perhaps that award played a role in Lucci's despising
of the young star, which comes as a shock since
Gellar is supposedly the only person on the All
My Children cast which Lucci clashed with.
1996 Brought on her most well known roll, cast as
Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was based
on the movie that starred Kristy Swanson. Buffy
has become sort of a cult favorite and gets decent
ratings despite being relegated to the WB Network.
Her starring role has helped her land jobs in I
Know What You Did Last Summer and Scream. In 1999
she played in the comedy Simply Irresistible. Its
ironic given that Gellar is apparently anything
but irresistible according to gossip which suggests
she has running feuds with not only Lucci, but Neve
Campbell, former lover Matthew Perry, Julia Roberts,
and The Spice Girls (we can forgive her for that!).
The latest feud apparently exists with fellow WB
star Kerri Russell, whom Gellar says she's sick
about hearing Russell's story of losing her virginity
in the press, a statement we'd wholeheartedly agree
probably can also add actress Ingrid Quinn to that
list, who's marriage to David Boreanaz was supposedly
terminated due in large part to a reported affair
he had with his then Buffy co-star (he played Angel,
recently spun off). It also has been widely reported
that Gellar has had an on and off battle with anorexia,
and with a 5'3 frame at a reported 98 pounds, its
easy to understand why those rumors persist. Besides
her romantic ties to Mathew Perry and Boreanaz,
Gellar has also been linked to ex-Slider star Jerry
O'Connell and has dated tennis player Jan Michael
Gambill. The latest man involved with Sarah is Freddie
Prinze Jr., who publically was slobbering all over
Prinze at the MTV Movie awards, where Sarah landed
two awards for Best Kiss (with Selma Blair) and
Best Female Performance in the film Cruel Intentions.
There have been alot of stories of Sarah's controlling
behavior around Freddie that has resulted in concerns
amongst his friends (according to tabloids, anyways).
But before we get too rough on Sarah, it should
be noted that she is not the wild party type and
in fact spends so much time working she hasn't had
much time for relationships, often working 15 hour
days on the Buffy set.
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