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

Feels like yesterday.

(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?

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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?


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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.