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Clueless star Elisa Donovan surfaces on Australian television 26 years after starring in teen flick

She is remembered for playing high-school ‘mean girl’ Amber in the iconic 1995 teen flick Clueless. 

And actress Elisa Donovan, 50, surfaced on Australian television this week looking every inch the silver-screen siren as she did over two decades ago.

Appearing on Monday’s episode of Today Extra, the American actress looked youthful as ever as she reflected upon the success of Clueless, which also starred Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd and Stacey Dash.

Remember me? Clueless star Elisa Donovan, 50, has surfaced on Australian breakfast television looking every inch the silver-screen siren as she did over two decades ago 

When quizzed on whether she’d ever expected the film to become such a cult classic, Elsa confessed: ‘I can pretty unequivocally say no, I did not expect that to be the case.’ 

‘But, I mean, we certainly kind of knew there was something magical going on. It seemed like all the pieces were fitting together, and everybody was just really at the top of their game, and so we kind of knew it would be successful,’ she explained. 

‘But I don’t think we figured we would still be quoted on the street today,’ Elisa added.  

She's barely aged a day! Appearing on Monday's episode of Today Extra, the American actress looked youthful as ever as she reflected upon the success of Clueless, which was released in 1995. Pictured in the nineties

Miracle movie: When quizzed on whether she'd ever expected the film to become such a cult classic, Elsa confessed: 'I can pretty unequivocally say no, I did not expect that to be the case'

She’s barely aged a day! Appearing on Monday’s episode of Today Extra, the American actress looked youthful as ever as she reflected upon the success of Clueless, which was released in 1995. Pictured left in the nineties, right on Monday 

After appearing in the theatrical feature of Clueless, the red-haired star reprised her character in the Clueless spin-off television series, which aired for three seasons from 1996-1999. 

She went onto nab a starring role on the popular teen sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch as Morgan, playing one of Sabrina’s college housemates. 

During her interview, Elisa heaped praise upon her Sabrina co-star Melissa Joan Heart (who played the show’s titular role), describing the actress as ‘inclusive, super fun and very smart.’ 

Success story: After appearing in the theatrical feature of Clueless, the red-haired star (centre) reprised her character in the Clueless spin-off television series, which aired for three seasons from 1996-1999. Pictured with Stacey Dash (left) and Alicia Silverstone (right)

Success story: After appearing in the theatrical feature of Clueless, the red-haired star (centre) reprised her character in the Clueless spin-off television series, which aired for three seasons from 1996-1999. Pictured with Stacey Dash (left) and Alicia Silverstone (right) 

The star also took a moment to spruik her new memoir ‘Wake Me Up When You Leave’, which lifts the lid on a number of personal tragedies – including the cancellation of Sabrina, losing her relationship and her father’s sudden death from cancer. 

‘My life turned upside down,’ she told Today Extra.

‘I went from having a clear understanding of who I was, where I was going and what was happening to everything kind of systematically being taken away.’ 

Iconic roles: She went onto nab a starring role on the popular teen sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch as Morgan, one of Sabrina's college housemates. Pictured left in an episode of Sabrina, 1996

Iconic roles: She went onto nab a starring role on the popular teen sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch as Morgan, one of Sabrina’s college housemates. Pictured left in an episode of Sabrina, 1996 

Heartbreak: The star also took a moment to spruik her new memoir 'Wake Me Up When You Leave', which lifts the lid on a number of personal tragedies - including the cancellation of Sabrina, losing her relationship and her father's sudden death from cancer. Pictured in 2017

Heartbreak: The star also took a moment to spruik her new memoir ‘Wake Me Up When You Leave’, which lifts the lid on a number of personal tragedies – including the cancellation of Sabrina, losing her relationship and her father’s sudden death from cancer. Pictured in 2017

Elisa said she used writing as a way to cope with the grief that marred her formative years in the film industry. 

‘I’ve always been a writer and that’s always been a way that I’ve used to express my creativity and also to heal and work through things,’ she said. 

Despite the ‘depressing’ circumstances that inspired her memoir, Elisa insisted that book itself is actually ‘very funny’ and positive.  

‘I really hope that this book is a hopeful book to people, and that it really allows people to see that we can come through challenges, and come to the other side and these things can enhance our lives,’ she said.   

'A way that I've used to express my creativity and also to heal and work through things': Elisa said she used writing as a way to cope with the grief that marred her formative years in the film industry. Pictured in 2019

‘A way that I’ve used to express my creativity and also to heal and work through things’: Elisa said she used writing as a way to cope with the grief that marred her formative years in the film industry. Pictured in 2019 


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