Alicia Silverstone was born in San Francisco, CA, and she started her career by doing commercial spots, while modeling as a teenager. Her big break came in 1993 after getting a lead role in an Alan Shapiro thriller named The Crush. The film's success led to Silverstone appearing in three Aerosmith videos, and director Amy Heckerling was watching. After taking the lead role in Heckerling's teen film, Clueless, the actress' stardom started to rise, and Hollywood offered Silverstone the role of Batgirl in Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin.
In 1999, Silverstone hit Broadway, co-starring with actress Kathleen Turner in a stage production of the film, The Graduate. She married her longtime boyfriend in 2005 and took a short break from film acting to shoot some pilots for the ABC TV network. From 2007-2011, Silverstone switched between film and TV roles, and she wrote a book on vegan nutrition that made the New York Times best sellers list.