By Paola Vasquez
Updated Oct 04, 2014 @ 8:32 am
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Happy birthday, Alicia Silverstone! The actress-author-activist turned 38 today. Silverstone made her acting debut on the TV series The Wonder Years and caught the attention of icon rock-band Aerosmith after her role in The Crush. Silverstone became a teen sensation after starring in three Aerosmith music videos, “Amazing," “Crazy”, and '"Cryin'." And when she later landed her signature role as Cher Horowitz in the classic '90s teen movie Clueless it solidified her role as a trendsetter for the decade. She was never afraid to showcase bold prints and colors—who could forget Cher's yellow-plaid separates? If it did slip your mind, Iggy Azalea surely reminded us as she paid homage to the look in the music video for "Fancy."

Today, Silverstone, who is married to Christopher Jarecki, is the proud mom of 3-year-old son Bear Blu and earlier this year the vegan star released the book The Kind Mama: Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet (a follow up to her first book, The Kind Diet, from 2009). Silverstone continues to emphasize the importance of an eco-friendly and animal-cruelty free lifestyle on her interactive website,