Arabella Kiesbauer (born 1969 in Vienna, Austria) started her professional TV-career in the late 80´s at the Austrian Broadcasting ORF with „X-Large“.
In 1994 moved to Germany and got her own daily talk show “Arabella” on the German TV channel Pro7 – for 10 years she was one of the most successful TV presenter of the genre “daily talk show”.
In 2002 Arabella Kiesbauer hosted the Musicshow „Starmania“ in Austria and in Germany continued with the prime time show „Comeback – die große Chance“ on PRO7 and „Stars in der Manege“ on ARD. In 2006 she started a weekly late night talk show Talk “ohne Show” on the Berlin TV station N24 TV.
Five times she was the presenter of the famous viennese opera ball, twice one of the presenter of the Life Ball having international guests like Hillary Swank, Antonio Banderas, Erwin Schrott, Melanie Griffith, Barbara Eden and Tatjana Patitz.
Arabella Kiesbauer is doing international TV-Events in different languages: Sylvestergala 2005 on Arte (french); the International Cirkusfestival 2007 in Monte Carlo on ARD; the FIFA World Players Gala 2007 on Eurosport (englisch).
From time to time Arabella accepted some roles as an actress, playing in 1996 in "Das Superweib" and 2004 in "Kommissar Rex”.
In her book „Nobody is perfect“ (published in 1999) Arabella Kiesbauer is making a time travel looking back at the various talks and guests. In the book "Mein afrikanisches Herz" (my african heart), Arabella Kiesbauer describes her ghanaian background, travelling there and getting in touch with the tradition of her family.
In 2012, she started hosting the „Kiddy Contest“ on Puls 4 and since 2014, Arabella Kiesbauer is the presenter of "Bauer sucht Frau" supporting Austrian single farmers finding the Love of their Life – an international and very successful format on ATV.
At the moment Arabella Kiesbauer is hosting, together with Mirjam Weichselbraun and Alice Tumler, the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, viewed by over 200 million people worldwide.
Since November 2004 Arabella Kiesbauer has been married to Florens Eblinger. They have a daughter (Nika, born 2007) and a son (Neo, born 2010).