Tara Reid was 23-years-old when she appeared in American Pie, sending teenage hearts racing into overdrive. The film landed Reid on Hollywood's map, and she played roles in many subsequent films like Josie and the Pussycats and National Lampoon's Van Wilder. But she was already lighting up screens even before she appeared in the American Pie films.
Reid also appeared in Saved By The Bell. But she didn't show up in the original series. No, she played a part as a cheerleader named Sandy in Saved By The Bell: The New Class. She missed the original Saved by the Bell by just a few years.
Reid is now in her 40s, and she's still appearing on screens everywhere. Here she is starring in Sharknado, killing it with those pink highlights. What's Sharknado, you ask? Don't ask. But if you absolutely have to ask, we guess we'll tell you.
Sharknado is a series of low budget films. And, you guessed it, there's sharks. And they're in a tornado. That's pretty much the premise. The films were soooo ridonculous that they grew a religious following, and now are revered for their entertainment qualities. And hey, they got Tara Reid. That's not bad.
On her Instagram, Reid talks about her custom-made dress. It was made by Stello, and she wore it to the 2017 Cinemoi Fashion Film Awards. We'll take one too, please. And throw in the heels for good measure.
When she's not hitting up red carpets and film awards, she's gracing the covers of magazines. Here she is on the cover of Height Magazine. No, you don't have to be tall to appear in this magazine, you just have to be an inspirational woman. Naturally, Reid was a fit for an issue.
"I am finally getting to play roles as 41 and not 25. I'm getting to play other roles, like a mother and older roles that are in my own age and people are seeing that. You grow up and I'm not 20 anymore," she toldHeight. It's true, but she doesn't look her age, either.
Reid appeared at the Television Industry Advocacy Awards in 2017, looking stunning in her red attire. Tara is an advocate for shutting down body shaming, as she has dealt with it her entire life. Many people think that she's too thin.
She fires back against anyone making negative comments. "I’ve definitely felt bullying in my life. With media or press or just different things in my life,” she said of comments people have made. “People always say I don’t eat. I eat all the time. They call me scary skinny. You’re my friend; everyone knows I eat more than anyone. I’m just a thin girl.”
Here she is pictured with her Sharknado costar Masiela Lusha. “Bullying is such a big deal these days and it’s something I very much personalized with,” she says. “In my life, I’ve had a lot of bullying and I know what that feels like and how much it hurt.”
She goes into detail about her passion of shutting down the negativity of today's atmosphere. "What people don’t realize is that there’s so much kinds of bullying: Social media bullying, cyber bullying, physical bullying, mental bullying. There’s different kinds and today it’s so bad that people are committing suicide and overdosing.”
"The comments hurt me," she states. Well, there you have it. If someone as inarguably beautiful as your old childhood crush can say that online comments hurt her, then no one is immune. Now it's time to go watch Sharknado.