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Filming in 2018

November 15, 2018 | Babsy Artner
Marilyn Fan: The Second Unit
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner in Marilyn Fan - The Movie One week ago I was again portraying the mysterious Marilyn in Marilyn Fan - The Movie, my upcoming short film. The filming was actually supposed to be finished and the movie is in post-production for quite a while now, but some scenes needed to be added.
This time all shots were taken outdoors, background actors were engaged, and I had the chance to meet and work with new people - I’d like to call them a second unit – which brought even more creativity and fresh ideas to the project. I was extremely lucky to work with a very experienced female director of photography and can ensure you, that the new, additional scenes turned out awesome!

Check out the new behind-the-scenes photos on the Marilyn Fan Website and on Flickr.

Instagram and Marilyn Monroe

October 25, 2018 | Babsy Artner
Why you should check out Instagram if you’re a Marilyn Fan
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner on Instagram It’s hard to believe, but I never had a personal Instagram account. I was only posting news once in a while on the Marilyn Fan - The Movie Instagram page. Now I’ve recently looked around for rare, unreleased photos of Marilyn – just like many of you probably do – and discovered her tremendously huge fan base on Instagram. There are countless photos and videos of Marilyn, as well as fantastic artworks of all kinds (drawings, paintings, even sculptures) and of course great stuff you can buy or make yourself. Marilyn fans are just so dedicated and creative!
On Instagram in 2018
So I’ve created my brand-new Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Instagram account! Check it out, join me and leave a comment on your favorite photos. Let me also know about your account, I can’t wait to discover more beautiful Marilyn Monroe Instagram pages!

Marilyn Monroe Lookalike on Flickr

October 4, 2018 | Babsy Artner
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner on Flickr A few weeks ago I was looking for a really good image hosting platform to publish my best Marilyn Monroe look-alike photos. The platform should meet the following requirements:

• usable with a all devices
• no upload limit
• no specific aspect ratio
• a feature to create albums to sort the photos
• a great community

So I discovered Flickr and thought I’ll give it a try! If you would like to see my Flickr portfolio, check it out and let me know what you think. I will regularly upload photos, so you might find new images every time you visit my Flickr page.

Meeting Movie Legend Charlton Heston

September 13, 2018 | Babsy Artner
Charlton Heston
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner with Charlton Heston As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I have adored actor Charlton Heston since I was a little girl. He was my hero and my favorite actor. I was crazy about his movies and watched them over and over again. I’ve seen “Ben Hur” probably a dozen times and I thought he was the best looking guy ever. To this day, Charlton Heston is my number one Hollywood star. I’ve seen most of his movies and I’ve read his autobiography “In the arena”. He might have been not the most versatile actor of all times, but he had charisma.

Just recently I found out that he had met Marilyn Monroe once at a Golden Globe Awards ceremony! I was delighted! Not only had they actually met, although they never appeared in a movie together, but they also were honored with a Golden Globe Award of the same category at the same time. On March 5, 1962 Charlton Heston and Marilyn Monroe got the Henrietta Award (a special Golden Globe award) for being the “World’s Favorite Stars.”

The greatest Marilyn Monroe movies

August 23, 2018 | Babsy Artner
My Top 3 Marilyn Monroe Films
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner I like all Marilyn Monroe movies! Her comic timing was just awesome, her singing and dancing sensational, her appearance breathtaking, and her acting unique. I enjoy the innocent humor in “How to Marry a Millionaire” or “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and of course the slapstick in “Some like it hot”.
I adore Marilyn’s performance in “River of No Return”, “Bus Stop” and “Niagara”. And I love watching her romantic comedies “Let's Make Love” and “The Prince and the Showgirl”.
Nevertheless there are three movies, which I’d call my favorite Marilyn Monroe films. Read further to find out which ones and why I consider them outstanding.

Marilyn Monroe In Memoriam 2018

August 5, 2018 | Babsy Artner
Los Angeles, California - August 5, 1962
Marilyn Monroe - In Memoriam 2018 On this day 56 years ago, the world lost its brightest star - Marilyn Monroe was found dead at the age of just 36.
She was so special, no one could ever replace her, but we can honor her legacy and always remember her work as an actress. That’s exactly what I’m doing with my projects as a look-alike and impersonator. I greatly admire Marilyn for who she was and how she lived her life, for her talent and her love for animals. I am sure she was a humorous and vulnerable person with an inner beauty, who just wanted to be loved.
I do believe that’s something we all have in common with her.

Babsy Artner as Marilyn Monroe in brand-new TV show!

July 12, 2018 | Babsy Artner
About the series
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner filming for Servus TV This summer, Servus TV, an European TV station based in Austria, presents “Big and small ads”, a half-hour documentary television series about extraordinary people. Each episode comprises 15-minutes filmed segments, featuring a specific person who’s offering something remarkable (like paintings, sculptures or - in my case - personalized photos and videos with me as Marilyn Monroe). The show focuses on an on-camera interview, but utilizes narration and photographs as well. The episode “The autograph hunter and the Monroe impersonator“ features the interview with me, the poster of my upcoming short film “Marilyn Fan”, a live performance of “I wanna be loved by you” and a selection of my photos. The episode ends with the host buying a digital painting of me, which was one of the main props in my movie “Marilyn Fan”.

Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner in Hollywood

June 21, 2018 | Babsy Artner
Photo Shoot in Los Angeles
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner in Hollywood I was in Los Angeles the last few days posing for promotional photos and enjoying a little vacation. It was exciting! I just love L.A.! The weather, the palm trees, the glamour of the film industry! I’ve been to L.A. quite often and I can’t get enough of it.
While I was busy with my new photo shoot, one of my pictures as Marilyn was presented at an exhibition in L.A. This exhibition also coincided with the release of the book “Marilyn” (a monograph), which features this photo as well. I felt honored and was motivated for my first photo shoot in California. Here's your exclusive first look at my new photos! (More coming soon!)

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe!

June 1, 2018 | Babsy Artner

Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner wishes Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926, today would have been her 92nd birthday. I always try to honor the great person and actress she was with my work, my projects and my blog. She’ll never be forgotten!
And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did
- Elton John (Candle in the Wind)

Eurovision Song Contest with Marilyn

May 10, 2018 | Babsy Artner
200 Million viewers worldwide
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner at the Eurovision Song Contest The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) had its 60th anniversary in 2015. The Grand Final took place on May 23rd in Vienna, Austria and drew almost 200 million viewers. The show was broadcasted throughout Europe as well as in Australia, Canada, China, Russia and New Zealand. The song contest is considered to be the word’s biggest annual TV music competition and as a long-time fan I try to watch it every year.
Marilyn video at the Grand Final opening ceremony
I had the great pleasure to get featured in a video aired during the Grand Final opening ceremony. The show’s motto in 2015 was “Building Bridges”.

Marilyn in Bollywood

April 19, 2018 | Babsy Artner
Bollywood Passion
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner - Marilyn in Bollywood Bollywood, as the Indian film industry is fondly called, was a great passion of mine for some years. I was crazy about the colorful movies, the rousing music, and the gorgeous Indian costumes. It was during this time that I became interested in getting a part in a Bollywood movie. I met many Indian producers, directors and actors. I attended auditions and hung around on Bollywood movie sets with people I knew. Eventually I managed to appear in an Indian movie, and produced some Bollywood videos. My efforts got me quite some publicity, in Austria, the UK and even in India. I was featured in magazines and newspapers, and interviewed on TV and radio shows.
The documentary
Then I was asked by an Austrian film production company to star in a feature length documentary film called “Marilyn in Bollywood”.

Starring in commercials as Marilyn Monroe

March 29, 2018 | Babsy Artner

Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner in a commercial In my early years as an actress, I was cast as Marilyn Monroe in a few commercials. Today I would like to share some behind-the-scenes stories with you about my work on these TV spots. Being an actress and a Marilyn look-alike, I really enjoy performing in a commercial, because it gives me one of the rare opportunities to combine both, the acting and portraying Marilyn. As an actress I usually have to attend a number of auditions to get a part in a TV spot, much to my surprise I never had to do that to get cast as Marilyn Monroe. Most of the time I got booked without even one audition. I was lucky and I’m grateful for that.
Bank Commercial (or “Can you sing a famous song?”)
I was asked to sing a song as Marilyn in this commercial for an Austrian bank. They wanted me to sing I wanna be loved by you, because it’s considered to be Marilyn’s most known song.

Marilyn Fan - The Movie: A Short Film by Babsy Artner

March 8, 2018 | Babsy Artner
The idea
Marilyn Monroe Lookalike Babsy Artner in Marilyn Fan - The Movie One day I came up with the idea to produce a movie by myself, not a big budget feature film, but a short film. I already had this idea in mind for years and in 2016 it was time to finally start this project. After watching movies like My week with Marilyn, Norma Jean & Marilyn, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe and Blonde I thought, " What if Marilyn were a young woman today and she would make a new movie?". It wouldn’t be another comedy, Marilyn wanted to be taken seriously and show her talent as a dramatic actress. I guess that’s why she made Don’t bother to knock and The Misfits, two wonderful films, that highly inspired me to write Marilyn Fan - The Movie.
My intention was not to make another biographical film (there already are quite a few good biopics). I instead had the idea to write a suspenseful mystery-thriller story revolving around a character Marilyn Monroe would have loved to play.

Amazing Celebrity Tribute Artists

February 15, 2018 | Babsy Artner
My favorite celebrity impersonators
Babsy Artner as Marilyn Monroe with Elvis Presley Look-alike Throughout my career as a Marilyn Monroe impersonator I met many celebrity look-alikes, some of them were really good, but a few were stunningly awesome. Not all of them were even in the tribute-artist-business, but still looked like a certain celebrity. Here’s now my gallery of my favorite celebrity impersonators.
Elvis Presley
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present the one and only “Athletic Elvis” Johnny Sunrise, my number one tribute artist. Johnny does not only look like The King, but he sings and moves like him as well. We met years ago on a set of the German TV talent show “My name is”. The show featured singing look-alikes and Johnny really stood out from all the other contestants. We were asked to shoot some scenes as Marilyn and Elvis for the show teaser and became friends right away. A couple of years later we won a “Marilyn & Elvis look-alike contest”.

Photo shoot with celebrity photographer Emily Berl

January 25, 2018 | Babsy Artner
Emily Berl
Babsy Artner as Marilyn Monroe - Photo shoot with Emily Berl In 2017, I had the great pleasure of meeting and getting photographed by celebrity photographer Emily Berl for her book about Marilyn Monroe impersonators from all around the world. I felt really honored. Emily is a very successful photographer. She works for many popular newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times and The Hollywood Reporter. Her work includes portraits of Barbra Streisand, Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Gwen Stefani, Laurence Fishburne and Warren Beatty, just to name a few.

Emily is not only a fantastic photographer, she’s also an exceptionally friendly and nice person. I immediately felt comfortable working with her.

How I became a Marilyn Monroe Impersonator

January 4, 2018 | Babsy Artner
How it all began
Babsy Artner as Marilyn Monroe One day, when I was little, I said to my parents very confidently, “When I grow up, I will be a film actress!” I don’t think they took me very seriously, but it’s a fact that I never changed my mind ever since. I've always been passionate about movies, acting, film stars and Hollywood. Also, I’ve always really liked the 1950s and 1960s.
Marilyn Monroe Quote
After finishing school, I studied acting and eventually became an actress. I have rarely worked as a classical stage actress though, I’ve completely concentrated on a career in films. The following quote best reflects my feelings and thoughts.
“I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, ‘There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star.
But I'm not going to worry about them.
I'm dreaming the hardest.’ ”
- Marilyn Monroe

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 23, 2017 | Babsy Artner
Starting my blog in 2018!
Babsy Artner as Marilyn Monroe wishes Merry ChristmasWelcome to my blog! I've decided to start blogging in 2018. My brand-new website went online today, and there are some quite great news coming up. My short film "Marilyn Fan" - The Movie (which is still in post-production right now) will be finished and the trailer will go online. Early in 2018 I'm going to be featured in celebrity photographer Emily Berl's book about Marilyn Monroe impersonators.
More news: Videos, Photos & Songs
Furthermore, I'm offering exclusive, personalized videos, photos and audio files in 2018, here on my new website. So stay tuned, don't miss my next blog post! I will soon tell you all about these news in more detail.
For now, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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