American actress, producer, author and activist Alicia Silverstone naked strips for PETA (Brian Bowen Smith, 2016)
Alicia Silverstone (/æˈliːsiə ˈsɪlvəstoʊn/; born October 4, 1976) is an American actress, producer, author and activist. Silverstone made her film debut in The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and gained further prominence in 1993 as a teen idol when she appeared at the age of 16 in the music video Cryin’, and two further videos, Amazing and Crazy for the band Aerosmith, at the request of director Marty Callner. She starred in the comedy hit Clueless (1995) (which earned her a multimillion-dollar deal with Columbia) and in the big-budget film Batman & Robin (1997), in which she played Batgirl. She has continued to act in film and television and on stage. For her role in the short-lived drama comedy Miss Match, Silverstone received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. A vegan, Silverstone endorsed PETA activities and published a book titled The Kind Diet.
Silverstone was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Deirdre “Didi” (née Radford), a Scottish former Pan Am flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, an English real estate agent. She grew up in Hillsborough, California. Her father was born to a Jewish family and her mother converted to Conservative Judaism before marriage; Silverstone had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Silverstone began modeling when she was six years old, and was subsequently cast in television commercials, the first being for Domino’s Pizza. She attended Crocker Middle School and then San Mateo High School.