Stalker Sarah's incredible photo album: How 16-year-old's snaps with 5,000 A-list stars are making her famous in her own right
18:25 GMT, 28 May 2012
A 16-year-old girl who has collected photographs of herself with almost 5,000 of the world's biggest stars, is now becoming famous in her own right.
The bespectacled teenager, from Los Angeles, uses the pseudonym Stalker Sarah (or often Sarah M) and has posed alongside every A-lister from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, to Kim Kardashian and Oprah.
She has become such a presence on the red carpet, that many celebrities, such as Justin Bieber, even know her by name.
Friend of the stars: Stalker Sarah, who has almost 5,000 photos of herself with celebrities, with Angelina Jolie
Star quality: The 16-year-old, pictured here with Brad Pitt, is now becoming famous in her own right
She posts her photos on Flickr and Twitter, where there is a new addition to her album every day or two.
Sarah told Good Morning America how her unlikely hobby began four years ago, when she was just 12.
She had been at an arcade with her father, when they spotted one of his favourite actors, Robert Hays.
Gentle approach: Sarah's polite manner allows her to charm stars like Julia Roberts into posing with her
Kaptured on Kamera: Sarah strikes a pose with reality star Kim Kardashian
The Twilight zone: Meeting teen heartthrob Robert Pattinson was a real thrill for the schoolgirl
'I knew him [Hays] as the dad from Homeward Bound. My dad liked Airplane and he happened to have a camera in the car so I took a picture with him.'
Her father is still her biggest champion, and drives her to each star-studded event – on one condition.
'As long as I got straight A's in school he would take me to every event that he possibly could,' she explained.
'I got straight A’s and he had to keep that deal.'
Magic moment: A photo with Harry Potter actress Emma Watson was a recent addition to Sarah's album
Seizing the moment: Justin Bieber (left) now knows Sarah by name; she met Barbara Walters (right), one of her idols, earlier this month when she visited the GMA studios
Bright young things: Sarah with Miley Cyrus (left) and Will Smith's 11-year-old daughter Willow (right)
The secret to her success, Sarah says, is that she is not aggressive when approaching a star.
'I always know the right situation,' she told GMA. 'So normally if I don’t think it’s going to be good for them, if I don’t think they look right or I don’t think they’re going to want to take a picture, I just don’t ask.
'I’ve been in a lot of really private situations with people where I don’t even ask for a picture.
Best of Friends: Sarah with Lisa Kudrow, who played ditzy Phoebe in the long-running series
Dressed to impress: Sarah snapped Jimmy Kimmel at George Clooney's Oscar afterparty
Starstruck: Sarah describes singer Katy Perry as 'one of my absolute favourites and so sweet'
'I see Miley around the neighborhood. I see Hilary Duff walking her dog all the time. And I hadn’t even had a picture with Hilary Duff yet, and she’s one of my favorites. But I’m like no she’s walking her dog.'
But, she admits, there is one major star she would like to be photographed with more than any other.
'Britney Spears,' she admitted. 'I see her a lot and I have met her and I have talked to her but it’s another one of those situations where it’s at the park or she’s with her kids and just not approachable.'
Learning from a pro; Cindy Crawford shows Sarah how to pout for the camera
Serious stuff: Music mogul Simon Cowell (left) fails to crack a smile in his photo with Sarah, while Two And A Half Men star Ashton Kutcher (right) almost manages one
Lady in red lipstick: Sarah met burlesque dancer Dita von Teese at Perez Hilton's birthday party
Before her time: Sarah is too young to remember Jared Leto's starring role in My So Called Life – but that doesn't stop her posing for a photograph with him
No airbrush required: Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto (left) and singer Lana Del Rey (right) both manage to look incredible despite the casual nature of Sarah's shots
Here comes trouble: Sarah's album also includes snaps with Russell Brand (left) and Lindsay Lohan (right)