'Clueless' 20 Years Later: What The Cast Looks Like Now (PHOTOS)

Jacqueline Burt Cote | Jul 16, 2015 Movies

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Get ready to feel really, really old: Clueless opened in theaters 20 years ago this week (July 19th, to be exact), which means it's been two whole decades since we first met Cher and Dionne -- who were "both named after famous singers of the past who now do infomercials," of course -- not to mention the rest of the gang from Bronson Alcott High School (what, you forgot that was the name of the school?). Of course the movie is now considered a "classic" (to borrow a term from Cher herself), but what are its stars up to now?

Put on your "most capable outfit" (preferably a white collarless shirt from Fred Segal, of course) and check out our slideshow to find out what your favorite characters have been doing all these years -- then binge on some turkey bacon and peanut M&Ms for good measure (but don't bother feeling like a heifer afterwards!). 

 

Image via Paramount Pictures

  • Alicia Silverstone: Then

    1

    "Cher Horowitz" 

    Everybody's favorite Valley Girl with a Heart of Gold, Silverstone's Cher was essentially an adorably updated version of Jane Austen's "Emma" (except with (presumably) way more shoes).

    Catchphrase: "As if!"

  • Alicia Silverstone: Now

    2

    You're less likely to see Alicia Silverstone in a movie these days than you are preaching the benefits of a natural lifestyle: The vegan mama (to 4-year-old Bear Blu, son with husband Christopher Jarecki) now spends her time writing books (The Kind Diet and The Kind Mama) and, occasionally, pre-chewing her kid's food and spitting it into his mouth. (We can never forget, Alicia.)

  • Stacey Dash: Then

    3

    "Dionne Davenport"

    Cher's fashionista BFF, Dionne's main preoccupation in life was grooming her boyfriend Murray into the perfect significant other (when maybe she should have been working on her driving skills?). 

    Catchphrase: "I do not wear polyester hair, okay?" 

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  • Stacey Dash: Now

    4

    Now a Fox News contributor who often makes headlines for her extremely conservative views regarding such issues as race and pay inequality, we kind of wish Dash had stuck to acting -- although we will say the 48-year-old looks ah-mazing for her age!

  • Paul Rudd: Then

    5

    "Josh Lucas"

    Cher's ex-stepbrother, Josh was as deep as Cher was shallow -- but that didn't mean they weren't ultimately meant to be together forever! (Eventually, duh! 'Cause Cher was only 16, and "this is California, not Kentucky.")

    Catchphrase: "We might get Marky Mark to plant a celebrity tree."

  • Paul Rudd: Now

    6

    Arguably the most successful of the Clueless alumni, 46-year-old Paul Rudd went on to star in such blockbuster comedies as This is 40, Anchorman, Role Models, and pretty much every other funny movie you've liked in the past 10 years. His next role could be his biggest (smallest?) yet: Marvel's Ant-Man.

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  • Brittany Murphy: Then

    7

    "Tai Frasier" 

    The awkward girl from out of town, Tai is totally out of the loop when she moves to Beverly Hills -- until Cher and Dionne take her under their well-accessorized wings and give her an "it" girl makeover (which of course doesn't stick, because everybody has to learn lessons about being true to themselves in teen movies).

    Catchphrase: "Sh*t, you guys, I never had straight friends before!"

  • Brittany Murphy: Now

    8

    Murphy's promising career (the actress received critical praise for her roles in such films as Girl, Interrupted, and 8 Mile) was cut tragically short when she died suddenly at the age of 32 in 2006. The official causes of death were pneumonia and anemia, but many (including her dad) suspect foul play. A terrible loss, under any circumstances.

  • Elisa Donovan: Then

    9

    "Amber Mariens"

    Cher's nemesis, Amber lives to one-up her rival -- even though, as Cher points out, she's really just a "Monet" ("from far away it's okay, but up close it's a big old mess").

    Catchphrase: "Ms. Stoeger, my plastic surgeon doesn't want me doing any activity where balls fly at my nose."

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  • Elisa Donovan: Now

    10

    Her part in Clueless was 44-year-old Donovan's first big break in more ways than one: She went on to reprise the "Amber" role in the Clueless TV series for three seasons. Since then, Donovan's been all over the small screen (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch; Beverly Hills, 90210) and just filmed the drama Cardinal X with Francesca Eastwood.

  • Jeremy Sisto: Then

    11

    "Elton Tiscia"

    Arrogant and popular (a bad combo!), Elton has a major thing for Cher -- but the object of his affection only sees him as a potential status-enhancing hookup for Tai. D'oh!

    Catchphrase: "I can't find my Cranberries CD. I gotta go to the quad before anyone snags it."

  • Jeremy Sisto: Now

    12

    Since Clueless, Sisto has steadily been making a name for himself in such TV dramas as Law & Order and Six Feet Under; the 40-year-old father-of-two recently signed on for still more high-profile small-screen work in the ABC series Wicked City (he'll be playing an LAPD detective).

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  • Donald Faison: Then

    13

    "Murray Duvall" 

    Dionne's BF, Murray might not be the most faithful or reliable of mates (um, what was that polyester hair doing in his car?!), but he clearly loves his woman (even if she wishes he would stop calling her that!).

    Catchphrase: "Why do you gotta go there? Why do you gotta go there?"

  • Donald Faison: Now

    14

    Forty-one-year-old Faison won over audiences as the lovable Dr. Chris Turk in Scrubs; he also won over Jessica Simpson's BFF CaCee Cobb (the pair now have a couple of super cute kids, and Faison has a total of six children altogether!).

     

  • Breckin Meyer: Then

    15

    "Travis Birkenstock"

    A sweeter version of Jeff Spicoli, the Egg McMuffin–loving skater boy Birkenstock was Tai's soul mate (even if it took her a while to figure that out).

    Catchphrase: "I would like to say this. Tardiness is not something you can do on your own."

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  • Breckin Meyer: Now

    16

    If you haven't seen 41-year-old Breckin Meyer in a while, you've probably heard him: The actor has done tons of voice-over work over the years, most notably in Robot Chicken and King of the Hill. He also starred in the TNT series Franklin & Bash with Saved by the Bell's Mark-Paul Gosselaar. 

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