Alicia Silverstone (/əˈliːsiə ˈsɪlvərstoʊn/; born October 4, 1976) is an American actress, film and television producer, author, and animal rights and environmental activist. Silverstone made her film debut in The Crush, earning the 1994 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. She gained futher prominence as a teen idol when she appeared in three music videos for the band Aerosmith. Her starring role in the 1995 sleeper hit Clueless won her multiple awards and a multi-million-dollar deal with Columbia. Her role as Batgirl in the big-budget 1997 film Batman & Robin, resulted in a Kid's Choice award, but also a Razzie. She has continued to act in film, television, and theatre. A vegan, Silverstone endorsed PETA activities and published a book titled The Kind Diet.