She’s the stunning Neighbours actress that portrays Chloe Brennan.
April Rose Pengilly, 33, was a sight to behold at the opening of Fable Melbourne’s rooftop bar on Wednesday.
In a ruched white milkmaid shirt and high-waisted black slacks, the actress looked effortlessly elegant.
She finished off her ensemble with a pair of Chanel drop earrings and strappy black stilettos.
The actress donned rust-colored smokey eye shadow, peach-toned blush, and a bold slick of red lipstick for her makeup.
Sharon Johal, a fellow serial actress, was seen smiling with her husband Ankur Dogra elsewhere at the glamorous event.
Sharon, 33, who portrayed Dipi Rebecchi on Neighbours from 2017 to March this year, dazzled in a fuchsia satin gown and white pointy-toed shoes.
She accessorised her attire with a pair of drop rhinestone earrings and carried a pale pink Bulgari purse.
Her look comprised plenty of mascara, accentuated cheekbones, and a soft pink lipstick tint.
Dipi, on the other hand, was dressed in a long grey goat coat over a draped black shirt, black slacks, and patent black moccasins.
Sharon made news in April when she issued a statement about her ‘traumatic’ four years on Neighbours, which included racist insults, ridiculing comments, and a coworker calling her a ‘c**t’ when she challenged them about an unpleasant remark.
‘The last week for me has been a traumatising, triggering, and painful experience, with the resurfacing of compounded trauma I have attempted to ignore, bury, and eventually survive,’ the actress stated at the time.
She went on to claim that a current cast member (who was not a person of colour) referred to her as ‘you people’ on many occasions while discussing in disparaging terms about an argument they had with an Indian person.
She said that while in the presence of crew personnel, the same cast member called her ‘the black one’ and/or blackie’ behind her back, and that the individual stated the programme exclusively hires Indian actresses ‘to fulfil their diversity quota.’
Sharon said she informed management of the remarks, who were sympathetic and addressed the actor on one occasion with her knowledge – but the tactic just served to make her a target once again.
She also alleged that a previous cast member (who was not of colour) compared her to a “bobble-head doll,” adding, “Oh, it’s like you people,” alluding to Indians.
Fremantle’s Asia Pacific CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor said in an April statement that “all complaints are taken seriously and we are reviewing all claims fairly.”
Mr Oliver-Taylor stated, “Fremantle is dedicated to fostering an environment in which workers and others in the workplace are treated fairly and with respect, and are free from illegal discrimination, harassment, victimisation, and bullying.”
‘We do not accept conduct that is inconsistent with our Anti-Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Harassment, and Bullying Policy, and we take all complaints seriously, completely reviewing all accusations.’