ALICIA SILVERSTONE was stripped of a typical teenage lifestyle after the
global success of CLUELESS, because everyone was convinced she was as worldly
as her know-it-all character.
The sexy actress launched to prominence in 1993's THE CRUSH, and
immediately garnered a predominantly red-blooded male following - at the tender
age of 15.
Her childhood was further complicated when she hit big screens as CHER
HOROWITZ in 1995's Clueless, because the media began portraying her as an
expert on sex and fashion - just like her fictional film incarnation.
Silverstone says, "After my first movie The Crush, everyone was saying how
sexy I seemed! But I was just 15 for goodness sake! When I look back at that
film, I don't know where any of it came from.
"But the image (of Cher) stuck and, for some reason, everyone thought I
knew exactly what I was doing when it came to clothes and having a great sex
life. It was ridiculous because I knew so little.
"I kidded myself that I did for a time, of course, because that's how you
deal with it. I started taking things very seriously."