The Wiggles' Emma Watkins stuns fans with unrecognisable look

The Wiggles star Emma Watkins is known for her fiery red locks, but the 31-year-old shared a snap of herself sporting a very different look this week in celebration of fashion icon Iris Apfel's 100th birthday.

Emma shared a photo of herself wearing a short white wig, oversized black glasses and a colourful outfit, all inspired by Iris.

The Wiggles star Emma Watkins dressed as Iris Apfel
The Wiggles star Emma Watkins shocked fans after sharing an unrecognisable snap, but fans are loving the look. Photo: Instagram/Emma Watkins

"To Iris with love," she wrote, tagging the style queen.

At first glance, many fans didn't recognise the Wiggles star with one follower commenting, "Brilliant!! So did not recognise you there!"


"You look gorgeous even if you wear a potato sack! Amazing," another wrote.

"This is great!!!" a third said.

"Love this look," someone else wrote.

Iris Apfel celebrates her 100th birthday
Emma was channelling Iris Apfel, who recently turned 100. Photo: Instagram/Iris Apfel

Others said she looked like Andy Warhol or the receptionist from Ghostbusters.

Iris is famous for her eclectic style and layers of bright colours with oversized glasses and jewellery. She was even the subject of an exhibit at The Costume Institute in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2005.

The 100-year-old fashion icon, who dubbed herself a "geriatric starlet" also had her own Barbie doll created.

Emma's look is actually a throwback photo from Halloween in 2017, but she seemingly wanted to get in and wish Iris a happy birthday.

Emma and fiance Oliver Brian
The Wiggle celebrated her engagement earlier this year to bandmate Oliver Brian. Photo: Instagram/Emma Watkins

The Wiggle celebrated her engagement earlier this year to bandmate Oliver Brian, who plays the banjo with the group. Emma was previously married to Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie.

She shared a snap of herself and Oliver, showing off her engagement ring, writing, "When life gets more sparkly."

At the time, Lachlan shared his support, writing, "Love you guys," along with some purple heart emojis.

Lachlan has since welcomed twin daughters with his ballerina fiancee Dana Stephensen, who he met when she was a guest dancer for The Wiggles.

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