EastEnders' Jessie Wallace was spotted on Wednesday in a rare press red carpet appearance as she attended Amy Winehouse's Beyond The Stage exhibition.

Wearing an all-black ensemble, Jessie took the night off to attend a special preview of the new exhibition, which officially opens to the public at the Design Museum in London on 26 November.

The Walford actress, 50, has graced Albert Square as Kat Slater since 2000.

Swapping her trademark character leopard print for an elegantly dark combo made her stand out on the red carpet.

Her hair was back and up to show her full makeup palette, opting for a popping red lip and smokey eyes that were framed by dramatic chandelier earrings.

She wore a ruched dress with a sharp angular neckline that belted at the waist, and finished the look off with chunky knee-high boots.

The exhibition celebrates the legacy and creativity of one of the greatest musicians of our time – Amy Winehouse, and Jessie was amongst other celebs and fans who attended the special preview event.

The soap star has won numerous awards for her portrayal of the loudmouth barmaid, and is known for her love of leopard print and tight clothing.

Amy, who died of alcohol intoxication in July 2011 was a music legend and while at the event, Jessie met the late Amy's mother, Janis Winehouse, 66, while on the red carpet.

As the Slater family member who has appeared on the show the longest, her other onscreen family members have flown the East London nest to work in other areas of the industry.

Replacing the Italian Di Marco family on the show, sisters Zoe, Kat, Little Mo and Lynne all moved into the Square with their father, Cabbie Charlie, played by Derek Martin.

On the show, we later found out that Kat was Zoe's mum and the actress is also an off-screen mum with a 17 year old daughter, Talulah Lilac, with ex Dave Morgan.

Michelle Ryan, 36, who played Zoe, left the soap and jumped over the pond to play Jamie Sommers in the Hollywood remake of the Bionic Woman.

Kacey Ainsworth, 52, who played Little Mo was crowned Best Actress at the British Soap awards, twice and has a very successful career since leaving the show can be seen in other TV programmes such as Doctors, Hotel Babylon, Casualty, and Grantchester.

The EastEnders' iconic Slater family stars have all dealt with success and personal tragedies since leaving the show.

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