When it came to Clueless
, everyone's powers of prediction were super wrong. Who would have thought that Paul Rudd would be the one to make it big? That Brittany Murphy was actually a mega babe under all that flannelette? Lastly, who else thought Alicia Silverstone and Stacey Dash would go on to be massively famous forever?
*We all knew Murray would be famous. Obviously.
Alas Stacey Dash didn't become famous, in fact she just disappeared for the rest of the '90s. And that's when the weird shit started.
Stacey Dash was born in the Bronx to a fairly well off family; her cousin is Damon Dash the former CEO and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records
. But mo' money, mo' problems right?
One of her first TV appearances was on The Cosby Show
, where she played Denise's sexually active friend.
She was also in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air
, where she made out with Will Smith
and he said "WOO HOO!"
In 1992 she had a big role in Mo Money
(that was an easter egg before) in which the Wayans brothers "scammed their way off the streets". It had racist and homophobic jokes in it, YAY!
Then in 1995 came Clueless
. Sure Stacey was a 29-year-old playing a 17-year-old! Sure it was weird that a step-brother and sister made out! But we all loved it anyway. It was the movie that made Stacey Dash famous! JK, she was never famous.
Afterwards Stacey reprised her role as Dionne in the TV version of Clueless, but it just wasn't the same... OH WAIT MURRAY WAS STILL IN IT, that's OK then.
Now comes the mystery years. Apart from the occasional cameo on CSI
, Stacey didn't do all that much. That was until cousin Damon got her a gig in a Kanye West
In 2006 Stacey turned 40, so she did what we all do on a special birthday and got super naked for Playboy
. No judgement Stacey, but you sure have Googling your name NSFW
After starting her own lingerie line Letters of Marque
, she broke her ribs during Celebrity Circus
But this year poor Stacey lost fans when she tweeted her endorsement of US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney
. African American voters said sge was a traitor, and a bunch of people said that she was an idiot and suggested she should jump off a bridge. That's not OK guys! Paul Ryan called her up personally and said "Don't worry babe, people no likey Republicans but you learn to deal".
So that's what happened to Stacey Dash! Maybe we were better off not knowing.