Halloween is but a few hours away, and I’ve been watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns to get fired up!
I’m a huge fan of the show and have been for years… Love all of the characters, but a favorite’s Willow the witch (Buffy’s BFF), played by actress Alyson Hannigan.
Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) was 23 in 1997 when the pagan stars aligned and she landed a job on the show. Even though she appeared in several commercials and even a feature film (My Stepmother is an Alien, LOL!) before Buffy, it was her portrayal of Willow that made her a star.
This one time, at band camp… Fans may remember Alyson as the nerdy flute-playing vixen from 1999′s American Pie or recognize her from How I Met Your Mother (in season 5 now on CBS).
Buffy also played a fateful part in Alyson’s personal life. She and actor Alexis Denisof (who played the bumbling Wesley Wyndham-Price) married in 2003 and just welcomed their daughter, Satyana, on Alyson’s 35th birthday.
I’ll always have a soft spot for her red hair from the Buffy years, but I think she looks great as a brunette, too.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,