She's perhaps best-known for playing Dionne in the 1995 film

'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash has logged papers to run for US Congress in California.

She's perhaps best-known for playing Dionne Davenport in the 1995 film.

In papers submitted to the US Federal Election Commission, she's to run on the Republican Party ticket.

Democrat Nanette Barragán currently represents the 44th district - which includes the communities of Carson, Compton, Lynwood, North Long Beach and Wilmington.


It spans from the Port of Los Angeles to the Watts Towers.

The Port of Los Angeles generated some US$272bn (€221.7bn) worth of cargo last year, and supports over three million jobs.

According to the 2010 US Census, the district has large populations of Latinos, African-Americans, Italian-Americans and Asian-Americans.