private icon: darian forrester
before there was clueless, there was the crush.
by: liza darwin
June 27 2011
It's easy to assume that Cher Horowitz was Alicia Silverstone's breakout part, but the actress scored another starring role two years before she became that shopaholic virgin who couldn't drive. Back in 1991, the then-14-year-old unknown played a Lolita wannabe in the campy thriller The Crush. Silverstone's character Darian Forrester (her name is Adrienne in some versions of the film) may barely be in high school, but she already has grown-up feelings for the handsome older journalist who's just moved into her family's guest house. When he doesn't reciprocate, Darian sets out to make his life miserable, Fatal Attraction-style, all the while sporting angelic Peter Pan collars, frilly dresses, and roller skates. Bottom line: Darian's behavior may be ugly, but her wardrobe is anything but.