Cher Horowitz in the 1995 teen movie Clueless, though she actually lives in Beverly Hills.
Cher perpetuates Valspeak by using the words "like," "as if," "whatever" and "duh" an exorbitant amount throughout the film. When referring to attractive men and women, Cher uses the terms "Betty" and "Baldwin."
Considering the film's release in 1995 and the resurgence of such terms in southern California youth in the years following, it could be credited with bridging the gap between the 80's Valspeak and today's.
Her character was actually from the Bel-Air. In one episode, Hilary makes a disparaging remark about the San Fernando Valley, probably a negative remark toward the 1980s Val (but also fairly typical of West Side views of the less cosmopolitan and more solidly middle class/working class valley), or simply a dislike for another L.A. neighborhood.
# Whatever! - short for "whatever you say"; sarcastic comeback.
Valley Girl (or Val) is a term referred to affluent upper-middle class girls living in the bedroom community neighborhoods of San Fernando Valley.
A Valley Girl can be described as materialistic, self-conscious, dodgy, self-centered, hedonistic, physically attractive and sometimes sexually promiscuous.
During the 1980s and the 1990s, the term metamorphosed into a caricature and stereotype of such women: a "ditzy" or "airhead" personality, and unapologetically "spoiled" behavior that showed more interest in shopping, personal appearance and social status than in intellectual development or personal accomplishment.