Sophie Charlene Akland Monk (born 14 December 1979) is a London-born Australian pop singer, actress and model. Monk was a member of female pop group Bardot and released a solo album, Calendar Girl. She has appeared in films such as Date Movie and Click. Monk's professional music career began in 1999 when she responded to an advertisement at the recommendation of her mother which requested girls with vocal and dance experience. The advertisement was for an Australian reality television series, Popstars, a TV talent show which aimed to create a successful new girl group. In one audition, she performed a rendition of Marilyn Monroe's famous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President", working on her previous experience as a Monroe impersonator at Warner Bros. Movie World. After numerous rounds of singing and dancing workshops, Monk was selected as a member of the group, which was named Bardot.
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