Actress Rachel Griffiths puts on a stylish show in a loose-fitting dress on Stakes Day in Melbourne
Actress Rachel Griffiths added some A-list glamor to Stakes Day on Saturday.
The Six Feet Under star caught the eye in a loose-fitting dress as she entered the grounds of Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse.
The 52-year-old wore a small hat and held a white clutch bag in her hand, which matched her high heels.
Get Out: Actress Rachel Griffiths Added Some A-List Glamor To Stakes Day On Saturday
Other celebrities at the races that day included Michelle Payne, best known for being the first and only female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
In a recent column for Stellar Magazine, Rachel, who lived in the US for ten years before coming home, wrote that “American freedom is in tatters.”
“For the past year, when I checked in with Australian friends in the US, I kept hearing the same thing: ‘I just want to come home… I’ve never felt so Australian.’
“It wasn’t just the pandemic — it was the exhaustion of trying to understand that country, of living between truths and lies,” she writes.
Style: The Six Feet Under star caught the eye in a loose-fitting dress as she entered the grounds at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse
“Then the murder of George Floyd crystallized for many – who have a homeland to compare to – that ‘American freedom’ (like its flag) was in tatters in the streets, and that it was a poor substitute for collective responsibility.”
Rachel, who has been back in Australia since 2012, added: ‘I was hungry to come home and tell our own Australian stories with humanity and strength.
“So did I, and the years that followed were the most fulfilling of my career. But the feeling that a nation can lie to itself so deeply about what it really is… came back to me.”
Rachel has been pursuing various acting roles since her return to Australia.
In 2019, she co-starred with Deborah Mailman on ABC’s political drama series Total Control and also appeared in Aftertaste on ABC earlier this year.
Fashion: The 52-year-old wore a tiny hat and held a white clutch to match her high heels