The hit 1995 flick Clueless is loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma...just set in Beverly Hills.
The film was first pitched to Fox as a TV show called No Worries. But the network passed and it landed at paramount.
Sarah Michelle Gellar was almost cast as Cher Horowitz, but had to pass because of her gig on All My Children. Reese Witherspoon was also considered for the part.
Stacey Dash, who played Cher’s BFF Dionne, was the oldest cast member playing a high school student. She was 28...with a 6-year-old son.
The inspiration behind Bronson Alcott High School — the school in the flick — was Beverly Hills High. Heckerling even audited classed there to make sure the film looked authentic.
Breckin Meyer, a.k.a. Travis, attended Beverly Hills High in real life.
Donald Faison has admitted that his character Murray’s braces were fake.
The film’s iconic slang terms were invented by Heckerling — and the cast had no idea what some of the words meant when they first read the script.
How to Speak Cluelessly, a booklet of terminology, was released to help promote the film.
When Cher mispronounces “Haitians: (Haiti-ans) in the debate scene, she wasn’t kidding! Alicia didn’t know how to pronounce the word, and her mistake made for comedic gold
Cher has a total of 60 costume changes.
Alicia got to keep all of her outfits — but gave most of them away.
The cap Paul Rudd’s character Josh wore in the film was his own, a nod to his alma mater, the University of Kansas.
When rapper Coolio was asked if he had a song that could fit into the movie, he suggested “Rollin’ With My Homies.”
Jeremy Sisto, who starred as Elton, has said he made up the iconic “Rollin’ With My Homies “ dance on the fly.
Writer-director Heckerling makes a cameo in the movie during Mr. Hall and Miss Geist’s wedding. She’s the bride’s maid of honor!
The entire film was shot in 40 days.
In 1996, Clueless became a TV show starring many of the original cast members. However, Rachel Blanchard took over the role of Cher.