Alicia Silverstone (born October 4, 1976 in San Francisco, California) 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 as a teen idol when she appeared in three music videos for the band Aerosmith. She starred in the 1995 sleeper hit Clueless (which earned her a multi-million-dollar deal with Columbia) and in the big-budget 1997 film Batman & Robin, in which she played Batgirl.
She has continued to act in film and television and on stage. A vegan, Silverstone endorsed PETA activities and published a book titled The Kind Diet.
Silverstone is the daughter of British parents Deirdre "Didi", a Scottish former Pan Am flight attendant, and Monty Silverstone, an English real estate agent.
Silverstone has two older siblings, a half-sister from her father's previous marriage named Kezi Silverstone and a brother named David Silverstone. She married her longtime boyfriend, rock musician Christopher Jarecki, in a beachfront ceremony at Lake Tahoe on June 11, 2005. After meeting outside a movie theater in 1997, the couple dated for eight years prior to their marriage.
They got engaged about a year before their marriage, and Jarecki presented Silverstone with an engagement ring that had belonged to his grandmother. They live in an eco-friendly Los Angeles house, complete with solar panels and an organic vegetable garden. Silverstone bought the house, shared with a "menagerie of rescued dogs", in 1996. In 2009, Silverstone released The Kind Diet, a guide to vegan nutrition, and launched its associated website The Kind Life.
The Kind Diet has topped the Hardcover Advice & Misc. category of The New York Times Best Seller list. She plans to write two follow up books, The Kind Mama and The Kind Diet Cookbook. In January 2011, it was announced that Silverstone and Jarecki were expecting their first child together.
In May 2011, Silverstone gave birth to a boy, whom they named Bear Blu Jarecki. In March 2012 she uploaded video of herself feeding pre-chewed food to her son from her own mouth, a process called premastication. In response to criticism, she made a statement that it's been going on for thousands of years, and is perfectly natural.