By Jon Konjoyan
She can dance, she can sing, and she’s the hostess with the mostest. Now you can add a new feature film credit to her growing resume. Kassandra Carroll, currently L.A.’s most popular Marilyn Monroe impersonator, portrays a character in a man’s fantasy in the upcoming Baby Cries written and directed by French filmmaker Serge Rocco.
When she’s not in front of the camera, the 30-something Toluca Lake resident maintains a busy schedule commuting from Las Vegas to Palm Springs and back to Hollywood as demand for her classy and ultra-stylish Marilyn character heats up.
Recent gigs included a series of Rat Pack tribute concerts in Vegas, before she jetted off to Palm Springs for the celebration of what would have been Marilyn’s 87th birthday at artist Seward Johnson’s 26 ft. tall sculpture of the icon. Overjoyed fans were literally in tears. “I was so amazed at the outpouring of love shown to me as we celebrated Marilyn’s birthday at the statue,” Carroll says. “There were young and old and even people with their pets who wanted to be photographed with me!”
With no time to spare it was back to Vegas via stretch limo to appear at celebrity car customizer George Barris’ highly publicized “Car Stars” event. “It goes like that,” the Dublin, Ireland native sighs. “But it’s all worth it. I do it for Marilyn and for the fans. Like Marilyn, I enjoy people, and that comes through in my work.”
It’s impossible not to feel good around Carroll, a statuesque blonde beauty who radiates with an effervescent personality and elegant style. Her version of Marilyn is pure glamour and fun but she is serious about her art.
As proof of her never-ending commitment to being the best, Carroll is now working with esteemed vocal instructor Lynn Fanelli, and has enlisted the talents of composer/arranger Byron Fry to work on refining her interpretations of some of Monroe’s most popular tunes.
While Marilyn Monroe and the golden age of Hollywood are gone, their spirit and legacy live on through the love and talent of Kassandra Carroll. Carroll’s sexy yet vulnerable Marilyn can make any room come alive. The ultimate icebreaker, she’s available to perform or host at your next show, birthday party, corporate or sporting event, festival or wedding.
To book Ms. Carroll, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find her on Twitter: @KassandraCarro2 and Facebook: facebook.com/KassandraCarrollAsMarilynMonroe.