Aerosmith’s “Crazy” music video had jaws dropping for numerous reasons. Primarily: the fact that Steven Tyler’s teenage daughter starred, enacting illegal and scandalous things like shoplifting and pole-dancing. Girls and guys fell for Liv’s demure beauty and laid-back style while wishing their parents were nearly as cool as Tyler. Thus started a love/hate relationship among teens everywhere who’d only grow greener with envy for Liv (escalating with her roll in Empire Records). Let’s review:
Her dad is Steven Tyler
The lead singer of one of the biggest rock bands, Liv flaunted ultimate “my dad’s a rock star” perks by starring in “Crazy”. Since paparrazi weren’t obsessively stalking celebrity kids just yet, this was essentially Liv Tyler’s debut to the world. Regular folk have a sweet sixteen, maybe a debutante ball, Liv had MTV.
She played a rebellious Catholic school girl
And her dad was totally cool with it. Does it get more rock ‘n’ roll than that? You wish you could spend an afternoon in a convertible cruising for hot farmers and have your parents barely bat an eyelash. Just acting you say? Yeah, whatever.
She had permission to skip school
Liv was 16 when Aerosmith filmed “Crazy”, which would make her a junior in high school at the time. While other students ditched school to go to the mall or the movies, Liv got to cut class to shoot a music video…about cutting class.
Her bestie was Alicia Silverstone.
Liv got to hang with co-star Alicia Silverstone, the blond beauty who’d be forever idolized for her Clueless role as Cher Horowitz a year later. Silverstone was already a familiar face to Aersomth fans, with “Crazy” being the third video she appeared in for the band.
In sum, Liv Tyler was on of the most envied of celebrity kids of the 90s. Her looks, style, attitude and rock star lifestyle had everyone drooling – for one reason or another. Oh yeah, “Crazy” didn’t do so bad either. The song earned Aersomith a Grammy and claimed video history, charting at #23 in VH1’s Top 100 Music Videos of All Time.