Has a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do
Pets: Maltese terrier named Thor; Akita named Tyson.
Big fan of Dr. Seuss. Hobbies: collects rare books, platinum and
Made YM magazine's Hot 100 list
Initially audtioned for the role of Cordelia in "Buffy the
Vampire Slayer" (1997) however, the producers were convinced
that she was their Buffy and placed her in the leading role instead.
The Burger King commercial she did in 1982 was the first commercial
to ever mention a competitor by name. Consequently, McDonald's sued
her as well as Burger King. She also couldn't enter a McDonald's
unless she was in disguise due to truth in advertising ("I
only eat at Burger King" was one of her lines in the commercial.)
She studied Tae Kwon Do for five years, and now she's taking kickboxing,
boxing, street fighting and gymnastics.
(1998) One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
Has a tattoo of a Celtic symbol on her left hip.
Has a tattoo of a Chinese symbol for integrity on her lower back.
(2000) Voted by FHM (a leading UK mens magazine) readers the No
3 sexiest woman in the world.
(1999) Voted by FHM (a leading UK mens magazine) readers the No
1 sexiest woman in the world.
Has a heart with a dagger hanging over it tattooed on the inside
of her right ankle.
Ironically, McDonalds is now a sponsor of the WB's hit TV show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Collects rare editions of classic children's literature.
Won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award in 1998 for favourite supposting
actress in a horror film for I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Won 4 online Tv Guide awards
In her Burger King commerical, two other actress that starred with
Gellar were Leah Thompson and Elizabeth Shue
(2000) Dating Freddie Prinze Jr.
Was Offered the role of Brittany Foster in the In Crowd, The (2000)
but turned it down and the role went to Susan Ward (I).
Dated Jerry O'Connell (1998-1999).
Her high school classmates include: Tara Reid, Jerry O'Connell,
and Macaulay Culkin.
Her idol is Stockard Channing.
Was offered Portia de Rossi's role in Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001).
Attended the Professional Children's School in New York City; graduated
with a 4.0 Grade Average.
Her favorite movie is Heathers (1989).
Was James Toback's first choice to play Cindy Bandolini in Harvard
Director Raja Gosnell wanted a real life Hollywood couple to play
Fred and Daphne in Scooby-Doo (2002) -- Sarah and real life boyfriend
Freddie Prinze Jr. were his first choice.
(1999) Dated professional tennis player Jan-Michael Gambill.
(14 April 2001) Publicly announced that she is engaged to Freddie
Roles she turned down: was offered the role of Juliet in Romeo
+ Juliet (1996) but had to turn it down because of scheduling conflicts
with "All My Children" (1970). Turned down a role in The
Faculty (1998). Was offered the role of Brittany Foster in the The
In Crowd (2000) but turned it down. The role went to Susan Ward.
Roles considered for: Rogue in X-Men (2000), Was offered Portia
de Rossi's role in Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001), Was James Toback's
first choice to play Cindy Bandolini in Harvard Man (2001), She
beat out Rebecca Gayheart for the role of Cici in Scream 2 (1997).
Turned down a role in Faculty, The (1998).
Her biological father (Arthur Gellar, 60) was found dead from unconfirmed
circumstances in his Manhattan apartment. [9 October 2001]
#15 on the Maximum Hot 100 List
Her favourite food is sushi.
Has said that if she wasn't an actress she'd want to be a journalist
or a writer of childrens books.
On October 17 2002, her wax model, by Madame Tussaud, was unveiled
at the "Trail of Vampires" exhibition.
Voted 9th most beautiful person in the world in South Africa's
People magazine (2002)
#8 on Google.com's most searched women in 2002.
Presented an award at the Glamour Awards 2003
Guests at Sarah and Freddie's wedding included actors Dulé
Hill, Shannen Doherty, Eva LaRue Callahan and close friend and bridesmaid
to Sarah, Lindsay Sloane.
In 1999, she signed a contract with Maybelline to become the company's
first celebrity spokeswoman since Lynda Carter in the late 1970s.
Was offered Portia de Rossi's role in Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Was James Toback's first choice to play Cindy Bandolini in Harvard
During the 2001 Teen Choice Awards (August 20, 2001), "Buffy
the Vampire Slayer" (1997) co-star Michelle Trachtenberg presented
her with the Extraordinary Achievement Award for being a good role
model and for her charity work (especially for Habitat for Humanity).
She auditioned first for the role of Buffy on "Buffy the Vampire
Slayer" (1997), but the producers thought she was better suited
to play Cordelia. She auditioned as Cordelia, but pursued the role
of Buffy, ultimately winning it over many other girls.
Her wedding gown was designed by Vera Wang.
Leaving "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) at the end
of the current and more than likely final season.
She signed onto Scream 2 (1997) before even reading the script.
She told Wes Craven while filming Scream 2 (1997) that she does
her own stunts all the time on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
(1997), but she was far too scared to be thrown off a balcony for
her death scene in the film.
She beat out Rebecca Gayheart for the role of Cici in Scream 2
Daughter-in-law of Freddie Prinze and Kathy Prinze.
Was once considered for the role of Wonder Woman in a proposed
film by Warner Brothers.
Is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the New York Knicks.
Her favorite country is Japan
Is good friends with Britney Spears.
Is an only child; coincidentally, so is the original "Buffy
Summers," Kristy Swanson.
Her most frequent collaborator to date has been husband Freddie
Prinze Jr., working with him six times - I Know What You Did Last
Summer (1997), She's All That (1999), Scooby-Doo (2002), Scooby
Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), Happily N'Ever After (2005) and
_Southland Tales (2005)_ . Incidentally, she has also worked with
Freddie's frequent collaborator, Matthew Lillard, three times ,
She's All That (1999), Scooby-Doo (2002), and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters
Ever since playing the title role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
(1997), she has had a reputation as a "stickler" for on-the-set
safety. This showed when Charles Cyphers guest-starred in an episode
of BTVS: while filming, he was hit on the head with a piece of pipe.
Although Cyphers was not seriously injured, Gellar "snapped
to it," and angrily lectured the BTVS crew about said mishap.
Ranked #45 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World"
Is a natural brunette. Dyed her hair blonde for her role in "Buffy
the Vampire Slayer" (1997).
Her favorite singer is Mariah Carey.
Was voted #26 on Maxim's Hot 100 list (2005)
Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 2002 along with Jack Black
- 2004 - Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed ($4,500,000)
- 2002 - Scooby-Doo ($1,500,000)
- 1999 - Cruel Intentions ($500,000)
- 1997 - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ($75,000) per episode
(Seasons 1-5), $100,000 - $150,000 per episode (Season 6), $350,000
per episode (Season 7)