And while someone with too much time on their hands and no life would do something like make a cake for the occasion...
...we only thought about it. And instead decided to make a blog post honoring the "Buffy" babe.
It's true - the star first came into our lives/dreams when we saw her as the wise-talking, ass-kicking high schooler, Buffy Summers, in 1996 (We were 10, and while our tastes may not have been fully evolved, we still knew beauty and talent when we saw it.)
Since then, we made a point to see everything (and we mean EVERYTHING) she starred/made a cameo in. And while some (Cruel Intentions, Scream 2, I Know What You Did Last Summer) are better than others (Simply Irresistable, Southland Tales), we still make a point to support her.
We're glad she's coming back to TV in the fall with "Ringer" - how long that will last, we're not sure - but we'll still check it out while it's around... and if worst comes to worst, we'll gladly go to Best Buy to purchase the complete series on DVD when it's cancelled prematurely.
For the most part, Sarah knows her target audience and aims to please them. Buffy, Katherine Mertuil, Daphne Blake - whether it's an ass-kicking high school smart ass, a spoiled manipulative bitch, or a sweet mystery-solving red head, she finds a way to make every character she plays a strong woman that you find yourself rooting for.
Who else could make a coked out rich bitch whose life goal is to ruin the lives around her so loveable? The answer: Nobody. We still tear up every time the single tear rolls down her face at the end of "Cruel Intentions." It's possibly the only movie we never want to see remade because only she could do that role justice. You hear that, Miley? Stay the fuck away.
Our love for Gellar only becomes stronger when we think about how long her relationship with husband (and 90's heart throb) Freddie Prinze, Jr. has lasted. Although it's only been 9 years since their wedding, that seems like forever in Hollywood-time, and they're still going strong.
So again... happy birthday, Sarah!!! We hope your birthday is all you wish for - because you're all we wish for <3