MATILDA was the genius schoolgirl who dazzled everyone with her magic powers. But it was her super-cool best friend Lavender who we all wanted to be. Lavender was Matilda’s super-cool pal in the 1996 hit film. The adorable youngster became an unlikely style icon in the 90s thanks to her cool braids, floral dresses, and kooky glasses. And, who can forget the laugh-out-loud moment when she put a salamander in Ms. Trunchball’s water glass? Amazing.
Kiami Davael has just celebrated her 30th birthday. So, it might make you feel a tad old to hear that Kiami Davael, who played Lavender in the 1996 film, turned 30 on Monday.
The former child star celebrated her big milestone by posting a rather sexy snap on Instagram.
The former child star now looks unrecognizable
Kiami has ditched her kooky specs for a stylish look
Kiami now looks unrecognizable thanks to her trendy topknot, silver hooped earrings and bodycon dress, complete with a daring cutaway around the bust.
After starring in the Roald Dahl movie, Kiami stayed relatively under the radar.
She appeared in the short-lived television series Conan The Adventurer, had a small role as Anna in the teen show Moesha and starred in comedies In The House and Grown Ups.
Kiami also appeared in the comedy film Bruno in 2000, her first big-screen role since Matilda.
The Californian-based star attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 2008 with a psychology degree.
It turns out she’s still close friends with Mara Wilson, who played Matilda, and she posted a photograph of them hanging out together last year.
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