Sarah Michelle Gellar was once one of the most booked actresses in Hollywood - so what went wrong?
Now, Sarah Michelle Gellar has been a household name in Hollywood for years.
via: GettyHailing from Long Island in New York, her acting career began at the age of 4 when she was spotted by an agent in a restaurant in Manhattan.
Her first-ever role came 2 weeks later when she nailed the audition for An Invasion of Privacy...
via: GettyAnd this lead little Sarah to work in numerous TV commercials.
During the '80s, Sarah landed numerous small roles as a teenager...
via: GettyIncluding movies such as Over The Brooklyn Bridge (1984), Funny Farm (1986), and High Stakes (1989).
But it wasn't until the '90s when Sarah began to gain some serious recognition.
via: GettyHer role in ABC's All My Children proved her talents and capabilities in-front of the camera and it didn't take long for the budding new actress to move onto bigger and better things.
In 1996, Sarah made the big move to Los Angeles...
Buffy The Vampire Slayer completely changed Sarah's life.
She will forever be recognized as Buffy...
via: IMDBAnd even though the actress has had her fair share of leading roles and presenting jobs since, Buffy The Vampire Slayer will always be her trademark.
So, what about her personal life?
via: GettyBack in 1997, Sarah met actor Freddie Prinze Jr. while filming for the 1997 teen horror I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The pair struck up a strong friendship...
via: GettyAnd they didn't actually start dating until 2 years later in 2000. "We were friends for a very long time. We've had many dinners before. We were supposed to go with someone else, and that a third person didn't make it out and we decided to still go," Sarah recalled in an interview, "We were just two people at dinner catching up. We had a long car ride and a long dinner, and things just happened."
Just imagine if their friend did turn up for dinner!
But thankfully, there is!
via: GettyWhen they first started dating, the pair "didn't believe in marriage," but in 2001, that all changed when Freddie popped the question.
Alongside appearing in movies together...
Since 2007, Sarah's roles have been low profile and far between ...
And there are a few contributing factors as to why.
Where did u disappear to Sarah?— Anthony Soprano (@Gabagool6969) August 12, 2020
where has Sarah Michelle Gellar disappear to? i miss her— The Frontera ™ © (@The_Frontera) September 13, 2010
Where did Sarah Michelle Gellar disappear too?....Always used to be on the tele.... #BuffyTheVampireSlayer— Daniel Houghton (@danhoughton86) February 26, 2012
Woah Sarah Michelle gellar where have u been #disappeared— Ashleigh Stevenson (@ahauck44) January 16, 2012
So Sarah Michelle Gellar & Freddie Prinze Jr. took their 3 names & disappeared... Huhn— macklyn124 (@macklyn124) October 11, 2010
Sarah Michelle Gellar got married and had them babies by Freddie Prinze Jr. AND disappeared AND I AM NOT MAD— THE GATEKEEPER (@VirgoJ24) September 22, 2016
@umairjav And how awful the off-shoot show,Angel, was? ;) Buffy was pretty awesome though.Sarah Michelle Gellar kinda disappeared afterwards— Madeeha Syed (@madeehasyed) May 29, 2011
Since giving birth, 2 of Sarah's shows were canceled after just 1 season.
Both Ringer and The Crazy Ones met the same fate.
She's obviously focused on motherhood now, too.
Plus, she founded her baking company, Foodstirs, in 2015.
You may have seen a SMG film without knowing it!
She lent her talents to Robot Chicken, Star Wars Rebels, and Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
Still, we miss her!
We can always dream of a Buffy reboot, right?