Silverstone’s role as Cher Horowitz in Clueless but she wasn’t an unknown commodity before she landed that gig. It was her appearance in the film The Crush that caught the eye of director Marty Callner, who put her in two music videos for the band Aerosmith. Back when music videos played on MTV that made Silverstone a star.
Through most of the 2000s and beyond Silverstone has worked with smaller, independent production companies and has stayed out of the limelight. She did appear as herself in the comedy Tropic Thunder. These days she takes a few parts a year and most recently has starred in the Netflix comedy series The Baby-Sitters Club.