Kristen Nöel "Kristy" Swanson was born December 19, 1969 in Mission Viejo, California. Kristy is best known for playing Buffy in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, rumors of affairs with Charlie Sheen way before he was “winning” and most recently for her nude pictorial in Playboy.
Swanson started her career appearing in over 30 TV advertising roles and in 1986, she debuted on the big screen in two John Hughes films: Pretty In Pink, in a non-speaking role, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off as a character who announces a convoluted excuse for Ferris' absence in class. I don’t remember her in either and I have seen Ferris maybe 5 or 37 times?!?! Her first starring role was later in 1986, in Wes Craven's Deadly Friend as Samantha – "the girl next door". Throughout the 1990s, she centered mostly in films. She played the title role in the 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which was a box office bomb but had a profitable rental life. She appeared in both starring and supporting roles in movies such as Hot Shots!, The Program, The Chase, or her most critically acclaimed role in John Singleton's Higher Learning. She also appeared in the film adaptation of the comic-book The Phantom and the dark comedy 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag with Joe Pesci, and in 1999, Swanson played Vanessa, the girlfriend of Adam Sandler in the movie Big Daddy.
Swanson posed nude for Playboy magazine in November 2002 in a cover-featured pictorial. She appeared in and won the 2006 Fox television program Skating with Celebrities, partnered with Lloyd Eisler who did coincidentally was “winning” over her heart at the same time… while married. Swanson gave birth to a son named Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler on February 16, 2007; just one month after Lloyd's divorce from Marcia O'Brien was finalized. Swanson married Eisler on February 7, 2009
In 2007, she became a spokesperson of the Medifast diet and in 2008 she guest-starred in 3 episodes of the lesbian web series 3Way… Yep, our mind has officially met the gutter – Hello gutter!
Make sure to check out her official website and see mom as cute as ever and also doing something else we love here… being more than just charitable with several causes on her plate that help veterans and kids in different capacities. To sum up: Smoking hot body, gorgeous, great mom, charitable… it’s official, you are one rocking Betty!!!
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Ranked #26 in Maxim's Hot 100 of 2000.
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