Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' With Sarah Michelle Gellar's Legendary Maxim Shots

Feels like yesterday.
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Feels like yesterday.
(Photo: Maxim)

(Photo: Maxim)

Imagine you are back in 1997: The JNCO jean reigned supreme, you enjoyed nothing more than cracking open an ice-cold Zima, and the world first fell in love with Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers, the California cheerleader turned reluctant vampire slayer. Feels like yesterday, huh?

So it's hard to believe that it has been 20 long years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired on The WB. Is that channel even still around?

While we're grateful for all the thrills, love triangles and endlessly quotable dialogue the iconic '90s/early '00s show gave us, we are admittedly most grateful it launched the career of Sarah Michelle Gellar. The sharp-shooting blonde ruled the rest of the decade in horror flicks like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Scream 2 and The Grudge and gave us the ultimate bad girl in Cruel Intentions.

So bask in some much-needed Buffy nostalgia with a slideshow of one of Sarah Michelle Gellar's most legendary photo shoots—her 2007 Maxim cover, of course.