Alicia Silverstone

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  • Born: Oct. 4, 1976
  • Height: 5’5″
  • Children: 1
  • Status: Divorced

Alicia Silverstone has been in Hollywood for three decades. From working alongside Paul Rudd in Clueless to being called “Fatgirl” for her role in Batman & Robin, one of Hollywood’s most recognizable blondes has been through a lot. But that’s not holding her back from continuing a career in both film and TV.


While not ever celebrity wants to give bits and pieces of his or her personal life on social media, Alicia Silverstone hasn’t shied away from more of the limelight when it comes to Instagram. The actress has been happy to share all kinds of different things including products she’s endorsing, adventures, and her own brood.

She has a partnership with products like MyKind Organics Adrenal vitamins, and MyKind Organics Ashwagandha vitamins which you can see below.

Heck, she even went back into the vault to show a picture of her and her prom date back in high school. It’s one thing to reminisce about the past. It’s another to know that you went to the big dance with Alicia Silverstone.


Alicia Silverstone got her start on the TV show The Wonder Years where she played Kevin’s (Fred Savage) dream girl in one episode. That appearance pushed Alicia right into her first feature in the 1993 film The Crush, playing a 14-year-old who develops an unwanted crush on a journalist (Cary Elwes). After he spurns her sexual advances, she decides to destroy his life.

Alicia Silverstone in an Aerosmith video

Alicia Silverstone’s performance gained her recognition and she was immediately pulled in to appear in several music videos for rocker Steven Tyler and his band Aerosmith. She first appeared in the video for the Aerosmith song Cryin’. The band and its video director loved her so much that they brought her back for two more Aerosmith videos, Amazing and Crazy.

She would grab a few more roles after that. The most notable being from the Dean Koontz novel-turned-film Hideaway. All of this leading up to her breakout role.


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Director Amy Heckerling (Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Look Who’s Talking) was looking for a young beauty who could star in her upcoming film, Clueless. While she was casting, she saw Alicia Silverstone in the three Aerosmith videos. It was then she decided Silverstone was the one.

Alicia Silverstone in Clueless

Heckerling brought Silverstone in to be her Cher Horowitz and the rest was history. Alicia Silverstone played the part to perfection. It was a sleeper hit when it premiered, grabbing big box-office numbers as well as great critical reviews, especially for Silverstone’s performance as Cher.

At the time, it looked like sky was the limit for Silverstone. But then nasty body shamers got a hold of the young actress and her mind. Turns out her limit was Batgirl.


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With her star on the rise, Alicia Silverstone nailed the part as Barbara Wilson in the next Batman movie, Batman & Robin. This was the point where Silverstone “stopped loving acting”, as she told The Guardian. This was where, instead of taking to the name Batgirl, she was forced to hear “Fatgirl.”

“They would make fun of my body when I was younger,” she told The Guardian. “It was hurtful but I knew they were wrong. I wasn’t confused. I knew that it was not right to make fun of someone’s body shape, that doesn’t seem like the right thing to be doing to a human.”

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She said that the paparazzi would chase her down for pictures while chanting “Fatgirl” at her. One of her lowest points, she mentioned, was during an interview a journalist asked her for her bra size. “There were working circumstances that were less than favorable in terms of how things went down,” she added.

“And no, I didn’t say ‘fuck you’ and come out like a warrior but I would just walk away and go, OK I know what that is and I’m done, I’m not going near that again.” While the experience of Batman & Robin left a bitter taste, Alicia Silverstone did not walk away from Hollywood. Well, not completely.

It took Alicia Silverstone two years to get back to work, but she came back with Blast from the Past starring opposite Brendan Fraser. She continued to work, jumping on the TV series Miss Match then finding herself in features such as Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and Beauty Shop. All the while she was still pulling in movie roles, yet Alicia Silverstone was working on something else near and dear to her.


Perhaps the body-shaming Alicia Silverstone received was the impetus for her venture into veganism. In 2009, she published a cookbook, The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Saving the Planet. For three years, this kept her turning down acting gigs.

Silverstone followed it up in 2014 with another, this one titled The Kind Mama. There is also a third book in the making, The Kind Diet Cookbook. But it doesn’t stop there for Alicia Silverstone.

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Since 1998, Alicia Silverstone has been an animal rights activist. She made major headlines in 2007 when she appeared nude in an advertisement. This also included a 30-second commercial for PETA.

“I’m an activist so I’m kind of used to suffering in terms of what is going in with the world with the climate and looking at the abuse that’s going on,” she told The Guardian. “This is very surreal and different but at the same time, I’ve been dealing with this for 25 years.”


Now 46-years-old, Alicia has a son named Bear, born in 2011. She divorced Bear’s father, rocker Christopher Jarecki, in 2018. While still busy being a Mom, recently she has gotten back to work acting in a big way.

“I stopped loving acting for a very long time.” Alicia Silverstone credits a role she had in a David Mamet play that got her juices flowing again. “My body was just like, this is what I’m meant to do, I love it so much, I need to find a way to do both, to be able to be an actress and be an activist at the same time so that’s what I did.”

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Alicia Silverstone in The Lodge

Alicia Silverstone’s love for the theatre has not waned. She starred in The Performers and Of Good Stock. These brought her back to Hollywood, though she never truly left. Lately, Silverstone can be seen in the features Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Book Club, the creepy horror flick The Lodge, and even the TV series The Baby-Sitters Club. She is even lending her voice out to the animated He-Man reboot, Masters of the Universe: Revelation.


She may have left her Cher Horowitz character behind (“As if!”) but Alicia Silverstone still enjoys fun on the set. Take, for instance, her recent cameo on the Rebel Wilson-led comedy, Senior Year which can now be seen on Netflix. The 45-year-old Ms. Silverstone may not have a huge part in the film, but it was nevertheless an impactful one for Rebel Wilson.

“I was so excited. We had her only for one day on the shoot and I was just so excited. I was like ‘When’s the day that Alicia Silverstone is coming?’ because Clueless was just such an amazing movie, it’s such an iconic film,” Wilson gushed to Newsweek.

Ms. Wilson made sure she took advantage of every moment she could with Alicia Silverstone, peppering her with question after question. “We knew we wanted somebody really iconic for that cameo and to get her, I mean, it was weird. In every single break I was filming with her I was just asking her questions like, ‘What was it like in Clueless when you did this or when you did that? And what was your life like at the time?’”

Rebel Wilson was not the only one excited to have Ms. Silverstone part of the cast. You can take a look at Ms. Silverstone’s tweet to see just how happy she was to lend a hand.

The Clueless actress didn’t just make headlines for her role in Senior Year, but she also made them when she shared the story of the first time her son, Bear, saw her in the iconic movie. At the time, her son was five years old and she almost regretted it from the start. “He was so young and it’s not appropriate, I think, for a 5-year-old to watch that movie,” she explained to ET.

“… it’s all about sex and stuff, so I just realized, ‘Oops,'” she continued. “But, at the time… he loved it, but what he really picked up [on is] he tried to kiss me, like, passionate kisses, because that’s what he saw in the movie.”

With Senior Year now in her rearview, Ms. Silverstone has more in store for her fans. Up next is the crime thriller Reptile, where she will share the screen with Benicio Del Toro. Then, Ms. Silverstone will join the likes of Susan Sarandon, Patrick Wilson, Jaeden Martell, and Anna Faris in the drama Tunnels.


Not last seen on television since Netflix’s cancellation of The Babysitters Club, Alicia Silverstone made her small-screen return with a small role on American Horror Stories in September 2022. The HULU horror series is a spinoff of the FX hit, American Horror Story.

She would appear in the show’s season two finale, titled The Lake. There is no telling whether or not the actress will be back for another season. The series has yet to be renewed, but judging by her sharing of pictures on the set, she seems to have enjoyed the filming process.

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