Bindi Irwin looked cool, calm, collected and glam as she rocked the red carpet at the Australian Academy Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards in Sydney. Also walking the same sartorial runway in Oz were Cate Blanchett and Sam Worthington.
According to Us magazine on Jan. 30, the late Steven Irwin's daughter put on a black-and-white frock sporting florals for the third annual event that has been likened to the Oscars. Then the teen countered her youthful look with a rugged pair of black, flat boots.
By way of background, the 15-year-old went on with her dad's work as a conservationist after he died in Sept. 2006 at the young age of 44. Bindi and her brother, 10-year-old Robert, were shocked along with the rest of the world when their parent passed away after a stingray barb pierced him in the chest while he was getting ready for a film shoot on the Great Barrier Reef.
However, his little girl, who was a regular on her father's television program called "The Crocodile Hunter," has continued to be involved in both small and big screen ventures ever since. This precocious Australian personality starred in the self-titled TV show, "Bindi: The Jungle Girl." She is also one of the names behind a wildlife adventures book series bearing her first name.
In addition, among Bindi Irwin's credits were her appearances in both "Free Willy: Escape From Pirate's Cove" and "Return to Nim's Island," among other ventures.
And so, as if to use this opportunity as a sort of formal debut as a top-rate thespian in her own right, Bindi Irwin was on the red carpet in a cocktail dress and motorcycle boots for the AACTA in Sydney on Thursday.