Sonia Kruger looks stunning in a star-studded throwback photo from Strictly Ballroom

Sonia Kruger shows off her perky bum in a revealing dress in a throwback photo of her time as Tiny Sparkle at Strictly Ballroom


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She is known for hosting Channel Seven’s The Voice Australia and Big Brother.

But in 1992, Sonia Kruger rose to fame as Tiny Sparkle in Baz Luhrmann’s hit film Strictly Ballroom.

On Thursday, the blonde beauty took a trip down memory lane and shared a photo taken on the set of the film.

That's a look back!  On Thursday, Sonia Kruger took a trip down memory lane and shared a photo from her time playing Tina Sparkle in Strictly Ballroom

That’s a look back! On Thursday, Sonia Kruger took a trip down memory lane and shared a photo from her time playing Tina Sparkle in Strictly Ballroom

In the image, with Todd McKenney and John Paul Young in the distance, Sonia showed off her perky bum in a little purple dress.

Flashback to Tokyo, John Paul Young, the handsome, Todd McKenney and an inch dress. #tbt #dancinghero #strictlyballroom,” the 55-year-old captioned the photo.

In May, more than three decades after playing the part of Tina, Sonia revealed exactly how she landed acting as the iconic character.

Speak with The Telegraph, she admitted she was meant to be a “dance extra,” but she was an ambitious girl who “wanted more.”

Sonia said she knocked on the door of casting director, Faith Martin.

Hostess with the most: Today, Sonia is known for hosting Channel Seven's The Voice Australia and Big Brother

Hostess with the most: Today, Sonia is known for hosting Channel Seven's The Voice Australia and Big Brother

Hostess with the most: Today, Sonia is known for hosting Channel Seven’s The Voice Australia and Big Brother

“I knocked on her door and she said, bless her, “Okay, let’s talk.”

Sonia then told Faith that she was a professional dancer who also had the ambition to have a speaking role in the film.

Faith told a young Sonia about the role of Tina Sparkle, which seemed to pique her interest, but the team wouldn’t be casting for another year.

Despite losing hope, Sonia said, “But a year later she did call me and invited me to audition for Baz and that was it. I got the part,” she added.

Taking charge: Big Brother presenter Sonia was also a ballroom consultant on the film, helping her fellow cast members teach how to dance

Taking charge: Big Brother presenter Sonia was also a ballroom consultant on the film, helping her fellow cast members teach how to dance

Taking charge: Big Brother presenter Sonia was also a ballroom consultant on the film, helping her fellow cast members teach how to dance

In the romantic comedy, directed by Baz Luhrmann, Paul Mercurio stars as Scott Hastings, an Australian ballroom dancer who teams up with aspiring dancer Fran (Tara Morice) after his casual style earns him the scorn of his conservative colleagues.

Together they set out to win the National Championship dance title and show the Ballroom Confederation that they are wrong when they say, “There are no new steps!”

Sonia was also a ballroom consultant on the film, helping her fellow cast members learn to dance.

Flashback: Pictured, actor John Hannan (who plays Tina Sparkle's dance partner Ken Railings), and Sonia Kruger

Flashback: Pictured, actor John Hannan (who plays Tina Sparkle's dance partner Ken Railings), and Sonia Kruger

Flashback: Pictured, actor John Hannan (who plays Tina Sparkle’s dance partner Ken Railings), and Sonia Kruger

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