How old was Alicia Silverstone in Clueless 1995? Cher Horowitz moment recreated for TikTok

kayleighbarker June 7, 2021
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How old was Alicia Silverstone in Clueless? The 1995 film is making a comeback after the actress who plays Cher Horowitz went viral with a TikTok video recreating one of the film’s iconic moments.

Who is Cher Horowitz?

In the 1995 hit film Clueless, Alicia Silverstone plays Cher Horowitz – a Beverly Hills high-school student living in a world of money, fashion and romantic trouble.

Even today, Cher is still widely recognised as a 1990s icon. Her famous phrases such as, “full on Monet” and “ugh, as if!” are still known by many 26 years after the film’s initial release.

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With the film’s continuing popularity it is no surprise Cher’s celebrated outfit choices are still influencing the fashion world today, with co-ord sets similar to those in the movie still making appearances in high-street shops across the world.

It has even been said the famous movie was Iggy Azalea’s inspiration for her chart-topping song’s music video, Fancy.

How old was Alicia Silverstone in Clueless? 

When Clueless was filmed, Silverstone was just 18 but after entering the celebrity world at such a young age, her Hollywood experience began to sour. 

Silverstone told The Guardian: “I was so overwhelmed by being famous because I was such a young girl and it was never really my intention.”

However, as her fame grew so did her unwanted attention resulting in Silverstone being sexually objectified by members of the public. Silverstone said: “It was really just extreme how I was being talked to and talked about,” she says. “I think I just got really turned off by it.”

Silverston added: “I stopped loving acting for a very long time.”

Silverston goes viral with iconic Cher moment on TikTok

Just two days ago, 5 June, and more than 26 years later, Silverstone reappeared on our screens as Cher after recording a minute-long TikTok in which she recreated a classic Clueless moment. 

Dressed in the iconic plaid yellow jacket, Silverstone is seen strutting up to the camera while announcing the famous phrase, “ugh, as if!”.

With just one viral video on the social media platform, Silverstone has already managed to create a following of 1.5 million and 6.5 million likes showing her Clueless role will never go out of style.

In the comments, fans have shown their excitement by saying: “I wasn’t ready for this”, “…my life is complete now” and “she still has the iconic chequered jacket yesss”.

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Ugh! As if… I wouldn’t join TikTok. 😉💛😘 #Clueless #AsIf

♬ Ugh… As if – Alicia Silverstone

What is Alicia Silverstone doing now?

At age 44, Alicia Silverstone still lives in the same house she purchased in 1996. Located in Los Angeles, the actress lives in an eco-home she shares with ten-year-old son Bear Blu Jarecki. 

The Clueless star was previously married to S.T.U.N singer Christopher Jarecki for 13 years from 2005 to 2018 but has recently been spotted back on the dating scene with a new mystery man.

Silverstone still acts but now spends much of her time parenting and writing. Additionally, Silverstone is an avid campaigner for veganism and animal rights. She told the Guardian: “We’re just killing people left and right with animal agriculture.”

Kayleigh is an intern writer at The Focus, currently studying Journalism at Goldsmiths University, London. She loves photography, travel and writing. In recent months, Kayleigh has taken on the role of editor at her student newspaper, EastLondonLines.