Published: 11:07 BST, 12 March 2018 | Updated: 16:49 BST, 14 March 2018
She was awarded supermodel status by fashion bible V Magazine in 2011.
And on Sunday, runway model turned actress Abbey Lee Kershaw, 30, channeled new-school cool when she attended the SXSW Festival in the Texas city of Austin.
The high-fashion model, who has previously walked exclusively for Gucci and Chanel, cut a pensive figure in the portrait gallery at the art and culture festival.
New school cool! Australian model turned actress Abbey Lee Kershaw, 30, has channeled new school cool in tan leather pants at the SXSW Festival in Austin on Sunday
For the shoot, the model sat on a steel stool surrounded by piles of vintage-looking books at the event, which was for the SXSW Film Festival.
Later she stopped by the Pizza Hut lounge to refuel at SXSW and even picked up Pizza Hut 'Pie Top' sneakers.
Actors Carla Gugino and Abbey Lee Kershaw from the film "Elizabeth Harvest" at the Pizza Hut Lounge at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival on March 11, 2018
Abbey, who is currently trying her luck in Hollywood, appeared fashion forward in the shoot, opting for retro tan leather pants that appeared to be 70s inspired.
Channeling new school cool, Melbourne-born Abbey completed her statement bootleg pants with a metallic green top with spaghetti straps, flaunting her slender shoulders and toned arms.
Modern flowerchild! The 30-year-old model looked angelic as she posed in a metallic green top and wore her hair in a subdued crown braid
Abbey wore half of her hair in braids framing her face, with the remainder of her luscious locks flowing near her bust.
Colour-coding the fashion-forward outfit, the stunning model opted for pattern green socks which matched her top and a pair of high-shine heeled riding boots.
Accessories wise, the blonde beauty opted by a dainty necklace silver necklace which had a cross.
hippie-esque! Abbey, who shot to fame as a high-fashion model, appeared to re-create a modern hippie-inspired look
For her make-up, Abbey opted for a natural palette to complement her already glowing skin and high cheekbones.
In January, the model turned actress spoke candidly about gender inequality in Hollywood, claiming there is still 'one female to every 10 men,' getting roles.
'For every script I get, a male actor friend will get five,' she said on Sunday.
'A huge problem worldwide': Last month, Abbey spoke out about the issue of gender inequality in Hollywood
'Every script with a female, there's one female to every 10 men. On top of that, there's the gender pay gap issue that's a huge problem worldwide.'
'In my workplace, I get paid less purely for that fact I am a female,' she continued.
Abbey's acting career has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years as she steps back from modelling work.
Sexism is still an issue: 'For every script I get, a male actor friend will get five,' Abbey told The Sun-Herald in January
She has also began using 'Abbey Lee' professionally, telling The Daily Telegraph she ditched her family name so it sounds 'sexier'.
'It's short and sweet,' she explained.
With a growing list of films under her belt, including 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road, she already has three more projects set for release later this year.
Rising star: With a growing list of films under her belt, including 2015's Mad Max: Fury Road (pictured), she already has three more projects set for release later this year
Abbey rose to fame after winning the Girlfriend Model Search in 2004 and later moved to Sydney to pursue a runway career.
She has appeared in Vogue Australia and has posed in editorial campaigns for the likes of Anna Sui, Chanel, Gucci and Calvin Klein.