As a teenager it was discovered that she not only looked like Marilyn, but could sing and act like the legendary movie star as well. Since then Babsy is one of the top Marilyn Monroe look-alikes in the world.
She has portrayed Marilyn Monroe in films, TV, commercials and on stage. Her performances as Marilyn also include print advertisements and countless live appearances in Austria, Germany, England and the USA.
Babsy starred as Marilyn in “Stammtisch Hollywood”, a TV pilot shot in Los Angeles, California, with Pat Boone. The show was partially shot in Marilyn Monroe’s former house in Beverly Hills.
Babsy Artner has appeared numerous times on Austrian and German television including ORF, ATV, PRO7, RTL2 and 3SAT, in talk shows and commercials like “The Bank Austria”, and in “Filmball Vienna” broadcasts with Christoph Waltz, Sir Christopher Lee, Kevin Spacey and Stefan Ruzowitzky.
Babsy was featured extensively as Marilyn Monroe in newspapers and magazines, including front covers and billboard campaigns for Pepsi and McDonald’s.
The actress performed as a singer and Marilyn Monroe sound-alike with pianists, big bands and orchestras. She did some vocal recordings in professional sound studios, including a cover version of Marilyn’s “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”.
Babsy Artner has made a large number of appearances as Marilyn for high-profile clients such as Coca Cola and Porsche, among others. She also performed at a wide variety of top-class corporate and celebrity events, including a fashion show with Marcus Schenkenberg and a live concert with Bonnie Tyler. Furthermore she made special appearances for foundations and charity organizations such as the Austrian Cancer Aid.
The actress has also been the subject of portraits by contemporary artists. One of the paintings of Babsy as Marilyn by Arnulf Rainer was presented on a billboard of Vienna’s Town Hall for “Light into the dark”, a well-established and highly recognized charity organization in Austria that raises money for disabled persons. Babsy Artner has also been featured in several book calendars, art catalogues and international Marilyn Monroe exhibitions around the world, including “Marilyn - Life of a legend” in London.
Babsy has won several talent contests and received various awards for “Best Marilyn Monroe look-alike”.
2015 the actress appeared worldwide as Marilyn in a video clip at the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) Grand Final on TV. Up to 200 million viewers watched the world’s largest music contest, broadcasted live from Vienna in Austria. The Eurovision Song Contest was aired by the national public broadcasters of all countries in Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, China and Canada.