April Rose Pengilly

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April Rose Pengilly
April Rose Pengilly in October 2012
April Rose Pengilly in October 2012
Born (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 26)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actress

April Rose Pengilly (born 12 April 1988; pronounced pen-gill-ee), also known as April Rose, is an Australian actress and former model. April is the daughter of Karen Hutchinson and INXS member Kirk Pengilly.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pengilly attended Wenona, a girls school on the North Shore of Sydney. She dabbled in modelling as a child, sporadically returning to it in her latter years of high school, and after graduating in 2005 decided to pursue it full-time under the pseudonym of April Rose—avoiding the Pengilly surname to separate herself from her famous father.


April Rose Pengilly is an actress (previously a model) and is currently represented by Australian agent/management company Warehouse 16, part of the Morrissey Entertainment Group.

She was previously represented by Chadwick Management from 2004 to 2012.

She has featured in campaigns for Nokia, Macy’s New York, Sony, Bowie Wong, Piper Lane and Romance Was Born.

She has been photographed for magazines including Elle (UK), Shop Til You Drop, Girlfriend, Madison, Marie Claire, Oyster, Seventeen (US), and Glitter (Japan).

April has worked in Sydney, Tokyo, New York, Osaka and London and been photographed by Rankin, Steven Chee, Nick Scott, Nicole Bentley, Pierre Toussaint, James Demitri and Bradley Patrick.

April has also walked in shows for designers such as Tina Kalivas, Lover, Romance Was Born, Bowie Wong, Karen Walker and Marnie Skillings.

In 2006, April was named Ambassador for major Australian clothing retailer David Jones, which saw her working alongside Megan Gale and Mischa Barton.

In late 2008, director Alex Munt cast April alongside Australian acting heavyweights Toby Schmidt, Gracie Otto, Septamus Caton and Bianca Chiaminello in the indie film "LBF" based on Cry Bloxsome's cult novel of the same name. April coloured her hair pink for the role.

In 2009, April was the Ambassador for the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, working alongside J. Alexander and Doutzen Kroes.[2] She also worked as a TV presenter for Fashion TV at London Fashion Week, before returning to Sydney for filming commitments.[3]

In April 2010, she was a presenter at the MTV Classic channel launch in Melbourne, Australia, which also featured rock legend Slash. April was the first person ever to be seen on the new channel when it launched on television.

Her first film, "LBF" was released at South By Southwest festival and the Sydney Film Festival in 2011.

April began a popular fashion and lifestyle blog in 2011.

April Rose Pengilly signed up for the logie winning dancing with the stars contest in 2014 and was paired with professional Aric Yegudkin.

Personal life[edit]

April has been romantically linked to Jack Osbourne and Jason Dundas. She dated Polo player Hugo Pearl in 2009 and has been with Australian musician Tim Commandeur, best known for his work with Operator Please, since 2010.


  1. ^ Gosse, Valeria (25 August 2006). "Model's no party girl". http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Casey, Simone (20 March 2009). "April Rose Pengilly: the Face of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival". http://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Model behaviour: April Rose Pengilly". http://www.beautyheaven.com.au. 14 Sep 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 

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