Cher Horowitz

Cher Horowitz is a character on the 1995 film, Clueless.

(Alicia Silverstone in the film, Rachel Blanchard in the series)

Cher Horowitz is a sweet, sometimes airhead-like blonde teenager who lives with her father in Beverly Hills, California. Cher often speaks in Valley Girl slang (including new idioms coined by the writers of Clueless). Her role in the film and series is that of the central protagonist; many of the plot lines involve Cher in some way, although sub-plots, particularly in the TV series, allow the focus to shift from her toward others and back.

Cher is popular with her classmates; she often uses her social status (and social know-how) to aid others. Yet these crusades are not always as successful as she would wish. Much of the film's plot centers around Cher's gradual realization that her judgment is not infallible (such as with her attempts to give Tai a makeover). Cher usually has an agenda for helping others, but the agenda is never a cruel one. However, some of Cher's attempts at righting the world's minor wrongs indeed produce the results she anticipates, such as with matchmaking between two of her teachers.

As the daughter of a lawyer, Cher has developed extensive conversational skills. She can (frequently) talk teachers into improving her grades; thus is the case with Mr. Hall's debate class. However, Cher's efforts to talk her way out of trouble are not always successful, such as when Cher fails her driver's test due to her sub-par driving skills. (Dionne: "That was a stop sign!" Cher: "I totally paused.") Josh is the know-it-all ex-stepbrother who is often the first to point out when Cher "finds a situation she can't talk her way out of."

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