Karen took first place in the largest Marilyn lookalike contest ever held in Hollywood, winning the title of "Ripley's Believe-it-or-not Marilyn Monroe body double". She is perfect for meet and greets with photo ops and an intimate cabaret style show singing the songs made famous by Marilyn. Her credits are extensive having appeared on television, theater, print, hundreds of show venues, corporate events and private parties. Karen has been the #1 choice in the Pacific Northwest and is available world-wide.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Karen will arrive in character as Marilyn Monroe ready to meet and greet, pose for pictures and schmooze with guests. "Marilyn" displays both playfulness and professionalism suitable for all audiences and is known for her quick wit and not-so-dumb blonde humor.
" Marilyn" is prepared to perform one song (Happy Birthday, for example) a short set of 3 songs or a full hour long Tribute to Marilyn featuring many of the songs Marilyn Monroe performed in her career and several costume changes. The show is fun and lively with audience interaction that helps make every show unique. All songs are performed to professionally recorded backing tracks and the vocals are live. All performances may be customized to fit your event.
I have been very honored to portray Marilyn Monroe at special events, private parties and performance venues all over the US and Canada but especially in our beautiful Pacific Northwest which is my home.
I have been involved in music and theater most of my life but began performing full time as Marilyn after winning First Place in the "Ripley's Believe it or Not Marilyn Monroe Body Double" contest in Hollywood CA. That was certainly a great honor since the judges included some of Marilyn Monroe's most famous photographers and I had the opportunity to model some of Marilyn's clothing. Since that time I have performed live at Casinos, Theaters, and Private Parties big and small. I really enjoy making an event memorable and bringing a little Hollywood glamour as well as that girl next door warmth that Marilyn was so known for.
Additional Booking Notes
Artist is equipped with backing tracks Mic and amp suitable for a small to mid sized room (living room or small banquet hall) and will bring an assistant to set up and run the sound for private parties. For larger venues and events the Artist will work with the system or DJ provided, using backing tracks that can be played on a cd or mp3 player.
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2017 • 12:00pm - 6:30pm||Private Event|
|October 20, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Event|
|October 14, 2017 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm||Private Event|
|October 13, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Event|
|October 07, 2017 • 11:00am - 7:00pm||Private Event|
|October 06, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Event|
|September 30, 2017 • 11:00am - 9:00pm||Private Event|
Short set example:
I Wanna Be Loved by You
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Happy Birthday (Mr. President)
You'd be Surprised or
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Full Show Set:
up to 90 minutes of Marilyn Monroe songs, standards and comedic dialogue and anecdotes from Marilyns life, relationships and career. Includes audience interaction and participation.
Favorite Marilyn Monroe songs as well as holiday classics such as Santa Baby, The Christmas Song and What are you doing New Years Eve.
Influences & Inspiration
Equipment suitable for performance can range from a karaoke style machine in a living room to a professional sound system and spotlight, depending on the venue.