Celebrate Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Birthday With Buffy’s Hottest Maxim Shots Ever

She’ll always be our favorite vampire slayer.

When it comes to ’90s dream girls, few compare to Sarah Michelle Gellar

Whether it was taking on the supernatural as the titular demon hunter in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, escaping death in I Know What You Did Last Summer, or manipulating the people around her in Cruel Intentions, Gellar’s star turn in the late ’90s and early 2000s was a distinct pleasure in an era of otherwise bland TV and movies.

It was so great to see her at the Entertainment Weekly Buffy reunion, in honor of the show’s 20-year anniversary. 

Throughout her career, she displayed an incredible versatility wrapped in a smoldering disposition and steely, hypnotic gaze that could cut even the most masculine dude to the core. She is, without a doubt, one of the most memorable sex symbols of the 1990s. 

Why that Cruel Intentions TV show didn’t get picked up we’ll never know…

To celebrate Gellar’s 42nd birthday, we dug into our archives for some incredible photos of the talented starlet from our December 2007 issue. Take a look, and don’t forget to pick your jaw up off the floor when you’re done.