Alicia Silverstone

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Alica Silverstone (2019)

Alicia Silverstone [ əˈliːsiə ˈsɪlvərstoʊn ] (born October 4, 1976 in San Francisco ) is an American actress , author and animal welfare and environmental activist . She gained fame in the 1990s with the film Clueless - What else! and as Batgirl in Batman & Robin and through her appearances in three music videos for the band Aerosmith .


Silverstone was born to British parents, a real estate investor and flight attendant. She has two older siblings, a half-sister from her father's first marriage and a brother. Alicia Silverstone comes from a Jewish family and describes herself as Jewish. She grew up in San Francisco and attended the "Crocker Middle School" and then the "San Mateo High School".

Silverstone began modeling and appearing in commercials at the age of six, first for Domino's Pizza . She enjoyed spending her summer holidays in England, where she developed a growing enthusiasm for theater productions there. In addition to ballet lessons, she also took acting courses at the age of 13.


Her first role was in 1992 in the eleventh episode of the fifth season of the television series Wonderful Years as Jessica . Her first film role was in the film The Beast a year later. In order to circumvent child labor requirements, Silverstone successfully applied for legal independence at the age of 15. She won two MTV Movie Awards for the film . At the awards show, she caught the eye of Steven Tyler , lead singer of the rock band Aerosmith , which earned her a role in three of the band's videos , Cryin ' , Amazing and Crazy . In Crazy's video , she starred with Liv Tyler , the singer's daughter.

She had her acting breakthrough in 1995 with the comedy Clueless - What else! in which she became the typical example of the California teenager . Director Amy Heckerling cast Silverstone in the lead role after seeing her in the Aerosmith videos. Clueless was a success with both critics and cinema audiences. Silverstone won two more MTV Movie Awards and signed a ten million dollar contract with Columbia TriStar for additional films. In the same year, she was also seen in the novel adaptation of Innocent Babysitter .

In 1997, she played the Batgirl in the fourth Batman film version Batman & Robin alongside George Clooney . The film received mostly bad reviews and Silverstone has been with the negative price Razzie as worst supporting actress award. She was also seen in a leading role in the comedy Trouble in the Luggage alongside Benicio del Toro and Christopher Walken . For the first time she also worked here as a producer . In 1999 she starred opposite Brendan Fraser in the romantic comedy Eve and the Last Gentleman .

Alicia Silverstone (2005)

At the beginning of the new millennium, Silverstone withdrew from the mainstream cinema and was mostly in front of the camera for independent films and television projects. She also acted in a few plays. In 2000 she starred in Shakespeare's adaptation Lost Love Labor (by and with Kenneth Branagh ). In the film, she also had to sing and dance. From 2001 she lent her voice to the cartoon character Sharon Spitz in the series Braceface and received an Emmy nomination for this in 2002 .

In 2002 she made her Broadway debut as Elaine Robinson in the play The Graduation, alongside Kathleen Turner . A year later, she played the lead role of a young lawyer in the series Kate Fox & Love . The series received good reviews and Silverstone was nominated for a Golden Globe , but it was not a success and was retired after one season. In 2004 she starred alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar in the hit comedy Scooby Doo 2 and in 2005 she played a hairdresser in Beauty Shop , the sequel to the film Barbershop .

In 2006 Silverstone starred as Jack Starbright in Stormbreaker, alongside Ewan McGregor and Mickey Rourke . The film was based on the novel The Secret of Port West by Anthony Horowitz from the Alex Rider book series. Originally, other books in this series were to be filmed, but since the film was not a financial success, no sequels were produced. In 2008 she made a cameo in the comedy Tropic Thunder .

From 2009 to 2010 she was on stage for the play Time Stands Still . The piece and Silverstone's performance were received positively. In 2010 she stopped working on the play in order to devote herself to her film career again. Christina Ricci has re-cast her role as Mandy .

In 2010 she played a teacher in the teen comedy The Art of Cheating Your Way . In the same year she shot the vampire film Vamps - Dating with Bite alongside Sigourney Weaver , which only found its way into the cinema two years later. For this film, she was in front of the camera for the second time after Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling. She also starred alongside Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner in the drama Alles in Butter , which was also released in American cinemas in 2012.

In 2012 Silverstone played a recurring role in the series Suburgatory alongside her former Clueless colleague Jeremy Sisto . In 2013 she shot the serial pilot HR , portraying the head of a human resources department who changes her attitude towards life after a head injury. In Ass Backwards (2013), Silverstone took on the role of former beauty queen Laurel. The comedy was shown at several film festivals in 2013 and released directly on DVD in Germany.


For several years, Silverstone has been one of the prominent faces of several PeTA campaigns advocating animal rights and veganism . She herself is vegan since 1998. 2004 was it from PETA for Sexiest Female Vegetarian named. In 2007 she was photographed naked for a commercial and poster for the animal welfare organization . In 2016, she was again photographed naked for an advertising campaign against wearing wool .

In 2009, The Kind Diet was published , a book she wrote about vegan nutrition , which has now also been published in German under the title Meine Rezepte für eine Better Welt . The book made it to # 1 on the New York Times bestseller list . She also runs a weblog . In 2014 she published her second book, The Kind Mama , in which she promotes attachment parenting .

From June 11, 2005 she was married to Christopher Jarecki , the singer of the band STUN . You lived in Los Angeles . On May 5, 2011, they became parents to a son. They divorced in 2018.



TV Shows

  • 1992: The Wonder Years ( The Wonder Years , Episode 5x11 Road Test )
  • 2001–2003: All right, Sharon Spitz? ( Braceface , speaking role, 54 episodes)
  • 2003: Kate Fox & Love ( Miss Match , 18 episodes)
  • 2007: The Singles Table (5 episodes)
  • 2011: Childrens Hospital (episode 3x10 Munch by Proxy )
  • 2012: Suburgatory (4 episodes)
  • 2015: Making a Scene with James Franco (3 episodes)
  • 2018: American Woman (11 episodes)
  • 2020: The Babysitter Club (10 episodes)


  • 1993: Carol's Eve
  • 2002: The Graduate
  • 2006: Boston Marriage
  • 2007: Speed ​​the Plow
  • 2009–2010: Time Stands Still
  • 2012: The Performers
  • 2015: Of Good Stock

Music videos


  • 2009: The Kind Diet ( My recipes for a better world . Arkana Verlag, April 2011)
  • 2014: The Kind Mama

Awards and nominations

year Award category Film / series result
1994 MTV Movie Awards Best villain The beast won
1994 MTV Movie Awards Best newcomer The beast won
1994 MTV Movie Awards Most desirable actress The beast nominated
1994 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress, Drama The beast nominated
1996 American Comedy Awards Best Actress, Comedy Clueless - what else! won
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Best newcomer Clueless - what else! won
1996 Kids' Choice Awards Most popular actress Clueless - what else! nominated
1996 MTV Movie Awards Best Actress Clueless - what else! won
1996 MTV Movie Awards Most desirable actress Clueless - what else! won
1996 MTV Movie Awards Best comedic performance Clueless - what else! nominated
1996 National Board of Review Best newcomer Clueless - what else! won
1996 Young Artist Awards Best Young Actress Clueless - what else! nominated
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Supporting Actress, Sci-Fi Batman & Robin nominated
1998 Golden Raspberry Worst supporting actress Batman & Robin won
1998 Golden Raspberry Worst leading actress Trouble in the luggage nominated
1998 Kids' Choice Awards Most popular actress Batman & Robin won
2002 Emmy Awards Best performance in an animated program All right, Sharon Spitz? nominated
2004 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical / Comedy Kate Fox & love nominated
2004 Satellite Awards Best Actress, Musical / Comedy Kate Fox & love nominated
2004 Young Hollywood Awards Hottest Coolest Young Veteran won

Web links

Commons : Alicia Silverstone  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. ^ Profile of Alicia Silverstone - Daughter of Scottish Mom and Jewi - InterfaithFamily. In: Retrieved March 6, 2014 .
  7. ( Memento from August 24, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  12. Archive link ( Memento from April 24, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  14. Ron Dicker: Alicia Silverstone And Husband Christopher Jarecki Separate . In: HuffPost , February 27, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018. 
  15. ^ Mike Miller: Alicia Silverstone Files for Divorce from Husband Christopher Jarecki After 20 Years Together. In: People . May 25, 2018, accessed May 29, 2018 .
  16. Maeve McDermott: Alicia Silverstone agrees to pay ex-husband Christopher Jarecki $ 12,000 per month. In: USA Today . November 27, 2018, accessed December 6, 2018 .