Erika Smith is known as one of the top Marilyn Monroe impersonators in the world. Known for her uncanny resemblance to the real Marilyn, her breathy voice and show-stopping performances, Erika has performed for celebrities such as Sir Paul McCartney, Donna Karan, Regis Philbin, Roberta Flack and Senator Andrew McDonald. She has made appearances for such high-end companies as Van Cleef and Arpels, Erno Laszlo, Saudi Petroleum, Empire Casino, Apple Tours, New York’s Summer Concert Series and Authentic Brands Group, the official owner of Marilyn Monroe’s brand and licensing. Erika was honored to be selected to headline in Cairo, Egypt for their 2011 New Year’s celebration and in Xi’an, China in 2012.
Erika has portrayed Marilyn in four feature films, “The Three Chris’s” (2009), “Before The Dust Settles” (2011), “Marilyn Monroe In New York” (2012), “Lady Peacock” (2014), and the documentary “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” (2013). She has appeared on television as Monroe on CBS’s “The Couch” (2012), “Running Late With Scott Rogowsky” (2013), TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers” (2014), and stars as Monroe in the sitcom pilot “Celebrities To Go!” (2014). She played Marilyn in the off-Broadway play From Here It’s To The Top and Dozen Divas and is the voice of Marilyn for Christian Dior’s new Rouge Dior ad campaign.
When she’s not channeling Monroe, Erika maintains a busy acting and writing career, appearing in film, television and theater. Highlights include 2008’s “The Wrestler,” Erika’s self-penned off-Broadway musical “Sextacular! Sextacular!” (2010), and the upcoming indie film “Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale” (2014).
With Erica acting as Monroe, just about shows the hold she has on the male psyche in the world, who are still hung up on Maryln and her legs. What a girl.