Born 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 with!
You 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.