Southern California's highest-rated and most true-to-life Marilyn Monroe impersonator based in Los Angeles, CA (with over 400 all 5-star reviews on Yelp and Facebook, Kalinda performs with and owns Wishing Well Entertainment and Parties). With over 500 appearance credits as Marilyn for theater (the Hollywood Bowl, Long Beach Opera, Hollywood's world premiere of "Goodbye, Marilyn", etc.), film, television, commercials, red carpet events, business and media parties and events, singing telegrams, theme park work, and birthday telegrams, we know you'll be confident in choosing 'Marilyn' to make a luminous and memorable appearance at your next event!
What to Expect
You will receive a memorable experience as close to the "real thing" as possible with:
*Professional, custom-made outfits and accessories
*Utmost attention to detail, mannerisms, and character background (perfect for quizzing your guests and for meet/greets!)
*Impeccable sound-a-like professional singing and speaking voice (unlike most impersonators, we have training for voice mimicry)
*A selection of songs (if needed) to choose from
*Sincerity, hard work, and professionalism dedicated to making your event perfect!
In addition to telegrams, we have done all-day company events,weddings, birthdays, media appearances, and other private events before with both. Our character performers are expert improvisers - we absolutely love mingling with all guests and work hard to ensure that all those present have an amazing time.
Our appearances include (but are not limited to): lots of fun, memorable, and personalized interaction/ meet and greet with the birthday celebrant and guests, professional singing, music track accompaniment and ambiance music themed for either or both characters (we can bring along a small speaker with attached music OR provide a CD or emailed tracks to you, if professional singing is needed)!, autographs, time for pictures and cake presentation, and assistance with any pre-planned activities for the event. If there are any special moments for our performer to help with, please let us know and we'll be happy to assist in making your event perfect!
If you are looking for the most professional, detailed, fun, and memorable Marilyn appearance for your next event, look no further!
With over 400 all-5-star reviews on Yelp, Facebook, GigSalad, etc, we strive to create a fun, classy. and wonderfully memorable experience for every single guest.
In addition to Marilyn Monroe, Kalinda also portrays Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Lucy Ricardo, princesses, and other famous characters and icons from film/TV/pop culture.
Performance credits include events at:
*The Hollywood Bowl (as Marilyn Monroe for "The One", an Elton John tribute opening for ABBA In Concert)
*The world premiere production of "Goodbye, Marilyn" (Hollywood, CA)
*The Hollywood Roosevelt
*Long Beach Opera (world premiere of "Marilyn Forever" red carpet)
*Anaheim Convention Center
*The Queen Mary
*Pechanga Resort and Casino
*Mission Inn Riverside
*Evans Automotive Museum San Diego
*Countless business events, singing telegrams, and media appearances
Additional Booking Notes
We do have a separate DJ service we can recommend upon request. We provide a small speaker with ambiance music and singing tracks for small/intimate events. If you are holding a bigger event, we do require a sound system and mic to be provided.
Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
I Wanna Be Loved By You
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
River Of No Return
After You Get What You Want
Bye Bye Baby
That Old Black Magic
Down In The Meadow
I'm Through With Love
Santa Baby (originally sung by Eartha Kitt)
As Cyndi Lauper:
Time After Time
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Goonies 'R Good Enough
All Through The Night
Like A Virgin
Papa Don't Preach
Like A Prayer
Sooner Or Later
Ray Of Light
Influences & Inspiration
The undeniable legend of Marilyn Monroe has captivated me since 2008, when I first studied her in the role of 'Cherie' in "Bus Stop" (I was currently playing the role for a production at the famous Long Beach Playhouse). I wrote to Don Murray (her co-star in the film) at the time, who graciously shared stories about Marilyn and working on the film. Following the production, I began research on the late actress and studied books, newspapers, newsreels, all of her films, photos, letters, poetry, and anything else I could get my hands on. I traveled to her favorite places, interviewed people who knew Marilyn, and intensely studied the actress on film and off-screen. I fell in love with the beauty of Marilyn inside and out - her amazing creation of the persona of "Marilyn Monroe" from her background as Norma Jean is, and always will be, fascinating. With her innocence mixed with sexiness, finely tuned wit, sweet singing voice, and the inner light that shines brightly on film and in photos, she is a wonderful enigma and a joy to portray! Although many of us pay tribute to the different sides of Marilyn, there will never be quite another exactly like her. I hope to be able to be unique in my portrayal in regards to sincerely capturing the actress and her magic as beloved by so many when they saw her onscreen (not a caricature, but as close as possible to the sweet, funny, sly, and luminous Marilyn we know and love!).
Sound system, mic, and ability to play music tracks (provided onsite or before event) for large events.