Ah there she is, the original Buffy. It's been a long time since Kristy Swanson first explored the concept of cute high school girls engaging in wholesale vampire slaughter. Even longer since she was the also cute high school girl who knew everyone in her adorable 20-second debut in FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF.
She had a lot of memorable moments back in the day, both big and small. Remember that movie FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC? Taking baths with her character's older brother and killing her mom. Perhaps one of the creepiest scores ever right there. Did you know she was the hottie pilot in the bra in HOT SHOTS!? Surely you remember her tour de force performances in such cinematic triumphs as MANNEQUIN 2: ON THE MOVE, THE PHANTOM, 8 HEADS IN A DUFFEL BAG, BIG DADDY and DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR?
Okay, so she's had her share of shitty film moments and then some. There were a few good ones too. I actually like the original BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER - despite the fact that it co-stars Luke Perry. I mean, if you liked the TV version that came later, you gotta give some love to the film that inspired it. Then there's the impetus for including Kristy in this week's Flashback profile, namely her time spent riding with and on top of Charlie Sheen in THE CHASE, which I caught on TV the other night. Sure, it's a stupid and overly cynical take on LA freeway chases, but at least Kristy was hot in it.
However, her greatest cinematic achievement and perhaps the pinnacle of her career came in 1995 when she had the opportunity to make out with the likes of a 24-year-old Jennifer Connelly in HIGHER LEARNING.
Mmmmm, college sexual experimentation. No doubt more women would go for the lesbian experience if a 20-something Jennifer was their potential partner. Interestingly enough, this wouldn't be Kristy's last lesbian scene. However, it remains the most interesting one.
Beyond her acting work, Kristy also has what remains, at least for this guy, one of the best Maxim magazine spreads in the history of that publication, which you can see below. There's also her extra tasty Playboy spread she did around the same time, of which we can show you very little. 15 years of wating for Kristy titty was worth it though. She was amazing in both those spreads.
Nowadays, well, let's just say that Kristy is no where closer to winning any Emmys or Oscars. She's a recent inductee into the Syfy shark porn annuls via the 2011 masterpiece of shit, SWAMP SHARK. Also a bunch of other stuff that doesn't look very high brow. She's keeps on working, bless her heart. Kristy may not be as prolific or skilled as some in her generation, but it doesn't matter. I still have fond memories of her, just like plenty of other 20-second wonders from the 80s who disappeared long ago. And I'll bet most of them don't still look this good either.
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