Sia stunned at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards this week.
Sia stunned at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards this week. Lester Cohen/Getty Images

Sia stuns in rare non-disguised sighting

For years she's hidden her face behind heavy wigs during public appearances, but it seems Aussie-born singer Sia might be getting more comfortable in the limelight.

The Chandelier singer, 43, stepped out at the Fashion Los Angeles Awards this week looking every inch the pop star - and free from any wigs or disguises.

 

Sia at the 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards. Picture: Lester Cohen/Getty
Sia at the 5th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards. Picture: Lester Cohen/Getty

Inside the event, she delivered a speech on stage and posed with celeb friends including Kate Hudson:

Showing face on stage. Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty
Showing face on stage. Picture: Neilson Barnard/Getty

 

With pal Kate Hudson. Picture: Lester Cohen/Getty
With pal Kate Hudson. Picture: Lester Cohen/Getty

It's a far cry from the Sia most fans have grown accustomed to seeing in recent years - hiding her face under a wig, and with young protege Maddie Ziegler often in tow:

 

Sia (right) with Maddie Ziegler (left) at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Picture: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS
Sia (right) with Maddie Ziegler (left) at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Picture: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

The Adelaide-born singer first donned the disguise before the release of her 2014 album 1000 Forms Of Fear, which would become the biggest success of her career to date.

Home to hits Chandelier and Elastic Heart, it turned Sia from cult favourite to household name - all while her identity was largely obscured from public view.

While the wig was a response to her discomfort with the pressures of fame, it was quickly embraced by fans.

"I've set up a model where I can age," she told Rolling Stone last year. "You know, the wig never gets old."

 

A pre-disguise Sia at the 2010 ARIA Awards. Picture: Getty
A pre-disguise Sia at the 2010 ARIA Awards. Picture: Getty

Sia's next project is a collaborative album with British singer Labrinth and American producer Diplo, who together form the supergroup LSD, set for release next month. And wig-watchers: Her face is covered up once more:

 

(L-R) Sia with Labrinth and Diplo.
(L-R) Sia with Labrinth and Diplo.

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