Melissa Tkautz shows off her ample cleavage in a glamorous dress at the musical

She was recently put through her paces on Channel Seven’s grueling military-style show SAS Australia.

But Melissa Tkautz swapped her combat boot for a pair of high heels as she attended the opening night of 9 to 5: The Musical in Sydney on Thursday night.

The 48-year-old pop star showed off her ample cleavage in a bias-cut silk dress.

She rubs well! Melissa Tkautz showed off her ample cleavage in a glamorous dress as she attended the opening night of 9 to 5: The Musical in Sydney on Thursday night

She accessorized with a pair of very high plexiglass heels and carried a jeweled clutch.

The mother-of-two opted for a smokey eye look and painted her plump pout in pink lip gloss.

Her platinum locks were styled in soft waves and she adorned her wrists with gold and diamond bracelets.

Glam: She accessorized with a pair of very high plexiglass heels and carried a jeweled clutch

Glam: She accessorized with a pair of very high plexiglass heels and carried a jeweled clutch

Melissa left SAS Australia this week after being unable to overcome his phobias, the former E Street star retreating from a stealthy task that required him to scale dizzying heights in order to retrieve a bag.

She cried after ripping her number off her arm and throwing it at head instructor Ant Middleton.

“I’m sorry I let you down,” Melissa cried after leaving class.

Groomed to perfection: her platinum locks were styled in soft waves and she adorned her wrists with gold and diamond bracelets

Groomed to perfection: her platinum locks were styled in soft waves and she adorned her wrists with gold and diamond bracelets

Catch-up: Melissa met Real Housewives of Sydney star Matty Samei at the event

Catch-up: Melissa met Real Housewives of Sydney star Matty Samei at the event

However, Middleton forgave, telling the singer-actress, “You are a brave woman.”

“From the first day, from the first hour, you were petrified. You have faced all the fears and phobias that have been presented to you.

As she left the survival series, Melissa told Ant, “I will never forget you.”

Vertigo: Melissa left SAS Australia this week after being unable to overcome her phobias, with the former E Street star backing out of a stealthy task that required her to scale dizzying heights in order to retrieve a bag

Vertigo: Melissa left SAS Australia this week after being unable to overcome her phobias, with the former E Street star backing out of a stealthy task that required her to scale dizzying heights in order to retrieve a bag

Taskmaster: She cried after ripping her number off her arm and throwing it at head instructor Ant Middleton (pictured)

Taskmaster: She cried after ripping her number off her arm and throwing it at head instructor Ant Middleton (pictured)

The decision to quit comes after Melissa revealed the dark side of her fame as a teenager.

The Read My Lips hitmaker said she was just 18 when her acting and pop career took off and she was thrown into a world she wasn’t ready for.

“I’ve been all over Australia. It was a good time, but I was thrown into this world of acting and nightclubs and exposed to drugs, and I had to fend off sleazy men,’ she told Directing Staff at the SAS Australia premiere on Monday.

Dur: Tkautz also revealed the dark side of his early fame as a teenager.  The former E Street star says she was just 18 when her acting and pop career took off and she was thrown into a world she wasn't ready for

Dur: Tkautz also revealed the dark side of his early fame as a teenager. The former E Street star says she was just 18 when her acting and pop career took off and she was thrown into a world she wasn’t ready for

Melissa denied taking drugs, but said her self-esteem suffered from early fame.

‘I’m a good person. I have very good morale. But I constantly get in my head, she said, bursting into tears.

“And I have so much love for people, and I have so much love for my kids and my husband, I just can’t love myself and I don’t know why.

“I've been all over Australia.  It was a good time, but I was thrown into this world of acting and nightclubs and exposed to drugs, and I had to fend off sleazy men,' she told the management team at the SAS Australia premiere on Monday.

“I’ve been all over Australia. It was a good time, but I was thrown into this world of acting and nightclubs and exposed to drugs, and I had to fend off sleazy men,’ she told the management team at the SAS Australia premiere on Monday.

Difficult: Melissa denied taking drugs, but said her self-esteem suffered from this early fame

Difficult: Melissa denied taking drugs, but said her self-esteem suffered from this early fame

“I don’t know why I constantly have to fight with this. It’s not that I hate myself. I just can’t find any kind of love for myself. I have such low self-esteem.

When asked why her self-esteem was so damaged, Melissa said she had endured years of criticism.

“Just years and years and years of being told you’re too skinny, your face isn’t right, this constant putting you down,” she said.

Past: Melissa is best known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Sydney, as well as her lead role on soap opera E Street (pictured).  She also had a successful pop career in the 1990s with hits including Read My Lips and Sexy (Is the Word)

Past: Melissa is best known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Sydney, as well as her lead role on soap opera E Street (pictured). She also had a successful pop career in the 1990s with hits including Read My Lips and Sexy (Is the Word)

“You’re not a good enough actress, you’re never good enough.”

She was encouraged by the leadership staff to believe in herself – that even though the course was difficult for her, she persevered.

Melissa is best known for her appearance on The Real Housewives of Sydney, as well as her starring role on the soap opera E Street.

She also had a successful pop career in the 1990s with hits such as Read My Lips and Sexy (Is the Word).

Difficult: When asked why her self-esteem was so damaged, Melissa said she had endured years of criticism.

Difficult: When asked why her self-esteem was so damaged, Melissa said she had endured years of criticism. “Just years and years and years of being told you’re too skinny, your face isn’t right, this constant putting you down,” she said. Photographed in 2000

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