On July 9, 1999, a movie burst onto movie theaters the likes of which the American public had never before seen. It was raunchy, obscene, hilarious – it featured a teenaged boy doing unspeakably sexual things to that most American of desserts, the apple pie. It was called, quite appropriately American Pie, and it was a monster hit among the teenaged set.
The stars of American Pie became breakout stars.
But there was one character that would quickly grow to overshadow her relatively small part in American Pie.
Her name was Stifler's Mom, and she would quickly become the face of a new entry in American vocabulary – the "MILF."Urban Dictionary, the word milf stands for "Mother I'd Like to F**k." It's even made it to the regular dictionary as a "vulgar slang" that describes "a sexually attractive older woman, typically one who has children."
It was a word made famous by Jennifer Coolidge, the actress who played Stifler's mother in the movie.
Coolidge has had several roles before and after.
Stifler's Mom has become film and internet legend, digital shorthand for a very specific type of person and a very specific time.
Stifler's Mom exists in that gauzy space between reality and the sweaty daydreams of hormone-addled teenaged boys.
She is like Stacey's Mom or Mrs. Robinson, but hotter and more buxom with a face and body that hint at untold worlds of pleasure.
Which may be why one media company put her face on a list of "These celebs died without anybody knowing."While Stifler's Mom (Jennifer Coolidge) may not be visible, that doesn't mean she's dead. That's why one intrepid Twitter user retweeted the post with the caption, "Has anyone told
To this, Coolidge had a short but saucy reply.
Yes, I am dead, and it's great! https://t.co/GRypzHjxKT— Jennifer Coolidge (@Jennifer Coolidge)1468462233.0