The 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, about a teenage girl in California having to fight off vampires and other supernatural meanies, is a cult classic, but the TV series of the same name is even more so. And it was the television series that brought Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Buffy, to the attention of TV viewers. A star was born.
(This series also made a star out of Alyson Hannigan, who was one of the first women I featured on this blog.)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" ran for six years (1997 to 2003). Before that, Sarah Michelle Gellar was a busy child actress in both TV and movies. Since the series ended, she has appeared in movies such as Cruel Intentions and The Return.
She's married to actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.