True crime instead of a talk show: Arabella Kiesbauer celebrates her TV comeback
Arabella Kiesbauer is considered the talk icon of the 90s. For ten years she moderated the talk show in the afternoon “Arabella” on ProSieben. She struck one of the most successful TV careers in Germany. After the end of “Arabella”, however, things got a little quieter around Arabella Kiesbauer – at least in Germany. Many loyal fans therefore asked themselves: What happened to Arabella Kiesbauer? The lively presenter has been fully focused on her family for a while. Now Arabella Kiesbauer is back on TV – with two true crime formats. Again she is the namesake of both formats: In the show “Arabella’s Crime Time – Crime in Sight”which has been on TLC since September, she investigates true crimes. From November 30th it also stands for the TLC format “Arabella’s Crime Time – Chaos in Court” in front of the camera. Why Arabella Kiesbauer suddenly True crime instead of talk shows does, when her shows are on and how the Viennese has fared in recent years, she reveals in the myself-Interview.
A television pro at first glance: Arabella Kiesbauer is self-confident, articulate and always has a big smile on his face. From 1994 to 2004, the native of Vienna presented around 300 episodes of the Talk show “Arabella” on ProSieben. For many people, the show was part of the regular afternoon programme. Arabella Kiesbauer confronted every topic, no matter how explosive, and chatted openly with her guests about everyday problems and taboos – similar to what was only known from American talk shows at the time. For “Arabella” the moderator was awarded the Bavarian Television Prize in 1994 “Best Talk Newcomer” excellent. At the time, Arabella Kiesbauer was just 25 years old.
She ended up in television by accident
It’s hard to imagine today that the Viennese originally didn’t want to work on television. Her parents ran a theatre, Arabella Kiesbauer herself studied journalism and theater studies.
“Actually, I wanted to follow in my parents’ footsteps and run the theater myself one day, but life had a different plan for me. In hindsight, everything turned out exactly as it should.”
Today, Arabella Kiesbauer is happy that a TV editor invited her to a presenter casting at a student party. “I almost didn’t go to the casting because I actually wanted to go on vacation. Luckily my parents talked me into it, so I introduced myself after all,” she says today with a laugh. She got her first job at the end of the 80s on the ORF youth show “X-Large”. In 1991 she started at ProSieben.
While Arabella Kiesbauer is still very present on television in Austria, things have been quieter about her in Germany lately. Now she’s back on TLC with two new formats. In the series “Arabella’s Crime Time – Crime in Sight” she goes on the trail of real criminal cases. The series not only shows original footage of the crimes, but also testimonies and voices from relatives. But how is it that the former talk show queen suddenly does true crime? Arabella Kiesbauer has always had a soft spot for horror and scary stories, she reveals myself-Interview.
“I love anything that sends a pleasant shiver of horror down my spine.”
During the preparations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, the presenter had to deal with her excitement True Crime Podcasts discovered for themselves. Since then, Arabella Kiesbauer has primarily been a fan of American crime podcasts. When the offer for the new TLC format fluttered in, she didn’t hesitate for long. The presenter looks forward to uncovering the stories and motives behind the crimes.
Arabella Kiesbauer in a double pack: “Arabella’s Crime Time” airs Wednesdays at 10:15 p.m. on TLC. Her second format “Arabella’s Crime Time – Chaos in Court”, which deals with dramatic incidents in US courtrooms, starts on November 30th and runs every Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. on TLC.
Arabella Kiesbauer was born on April 8, 1969 in Vienna born and is today 52 years old. Your zodiac sign is Aries. The presenter doesn’t seem to have aged a day!
Even after the end of the talk show “Arabella”, Arabella Kiesbauer stayed true to the camera. She moderated the Vienna Opera Ball several times and international TV events such as the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. In spring 2020 she took over the moderation for the successful format “The Masked Singer Austria”. In addition, the 52-year-old has been the Austrian Inka Bause since 2014 and supports in “Farmer is looking for a wife” the single farmers looking for love.
If you look at Arabella Kiesbauer’s Instagram account, you will also get to know the private Arabella away from cameras and shows: there are many happy ones there Family photos from vacation, see funny selfies and snapshots while exercising. Above all, you see a radiant Arabella enjoying life to the fullest. That is also the most important thing to her, she emphasizes in an interview. “I am an absolute family man”, says the mother of two. “I want to enjoy life with my family! That’s my top priority.” In 2004 she married her great love, entrepreneur Florens Eblinger, and moved back to Vienna, her birthplace. 2007 came theirs Daughter Nika (13) to the world and three years later her son Neo (10). In order to devote herself fully to her family, Arabella Kiesbauer has taken a little time out from the media.
“For my husband and I, family is the top priority. It was important to us to really see the children grow up. We didn’t have a nanny or a nanny. We did everything on our own, of course with the support of the grandparents. It was important to us to be very close to the children – and we still are today.”
Meanwhile, Arabella Kiesbauer is not only at home on television – she also feels comfortable in the world of social media. “I was a little skeptical at first, but now I’m happy to give you a few insights into my everyday life. Of course you make a selection and only show certain parts to the public.”, says Arabella Kiesbauer. What is most important to her is hers role model function and to give people a message to take with them. Her motto: smile a lot and stay positive. With that, Arabella Kiesbauer revealed her beauty secret…
Around 17 years have passed since the last take for “Arabella”. Hard to believe, because Arabella Kiesbauer doesn’t seem to have aged a bit! When asked what beauty secrets she has, she has a simple answer:
“The most important thing is that you’re happy. My grandmother always said wrinkles don’t hurt. I believe that a positive attitude, a smile, an inner radiance make a person beautiful.”
The 52-year-old herself shines the most when she is surrounded by her family and loved ones. Or when she rehearses new sweaty choreographies with her dance teacher. She can also play the piano, by the way.
“When I sit at the piano, I don’t think about anything else. I’m totally into the music, it’s a kind of meditation, something that nourishes my soul and enriches me. And that’s what it’s all about: nourishing the soul and to carry a good feeling in your heart. That works better than any cream.”
The presenter told us which true crime podcasts she prefers to listen to privately:
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