Clueless: The Big Reunion
The stars of Clueless got together in LA this week – but what are they up to now?
By Tamara Roper
Clueless is the staple course of every teen movie diet, an end of term treat for English students worldwide and a style bible for anyone trying to channel early ’90s fashion. It’s been nineteen years since we lusted after Cher Horowitz’s rotating wardrobe and fell in love with a nerdy Paul Rudd for the first time – but what are the cast up to now?
Well, this week they were back together at the LA Film Festival and though the cast reunion was saddened by the gap left by Brittany Murphy who tragically passed away in 2009, the ladies all looked incredibly well. The mainly female cast haven’t quite reached the dizzy career heights of the likes of Amanda Seyfried and *ahem* LiLo, though, so we had a dig around to find out what they’ve been up to.
Alicia Silverstone, who played power babe Cher Horowitz, has kept her incredible looks and aged approximately five years, looking about 21 rather than 37. Donning a classy grey skater skirt, she looked every inch the fashion-obsessed teen her character played in 1995. Currently a PETA ambassador, Silverstone has also written a vegan recipe book. How very homely. Just don’t ask about her controversial parenting style…
Stacey Dash, who played Cher’s BFF Dionne Davenport, has been spotted in various places in the last two decades – perhaps most notably as Kanye’s girlfriend in the video for All Falls Down. Check it out below for a humorously young and earnest looking Yeezus.
For every sassy best friend there will always be one school jobsworth. In Clueless this position was filled by Elisa Donovan, who played Amber, Cher’s flame-haired rival. Nicknamed ‘Monet’ by Cher, because “from far away it’s OK, but up close it’s a big old mess”, Elisa has landed roles in several films made for TV, not to mention a part on Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Her career high? Playing a jaded girlfriend in N’Sync’s video for Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy).
In terms of guys, Paul Rudd has arguably done the best of the gang, scoring an ageless face and a well-stocked list of films for his CV. The same goes for Donald Faison, now better known as Turk from Scrubs, who played Dionne’s boyfriend Murray. Justin Walker, who starred as heartthrob Christian, is said to be the owner of a grill restaurant in California, proving that there is in fact life after playing the biggest gay icon of 1995.
Anyway, we’re Audi. There are plenty more Betties and Baldwins where the Clueless cast came from.