Kristen Noel "Kristy" Swanson (born December 19, 1969) is an American actress best known for playing Buffy in the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she also played Catherine "Cathy" Dollanganger in the movie version of the V.C. Andrews book Flowers in the Attic.
Swanson began a relationship with her then married Skating with Celebrities partner Lloyd Eisler during the show's run. Swanson gave birth to a son named Magnus Hart Swanson Eisler on February 16, 2007, just one month after Lloyd's divorce from Marcia O'Brien was finalized. Swanson married Eisler on February 7, 2009 in San Luis Obispo. They currently live in Santa Clarita, California.