In the early 1980s she played in the band "X Models" and released the hit single Två av oss ("Two of us").
Her interest in design had her working for Levi's and H&M and in the mid 1990s she started her own line of jewellery.
She worked as a professional model for twelve years after being spotted by Eileen Ford. She was also famous for being one of Sweden's best professional disco dancers, when she worked with her friend and dancing colleague Annabelle Rice.
Attling has received a medal from the Royal Swedish Patriotic Society in April 2011, for distinguishing herself as an internationally known jewellery designer. Her jewellry "Homo Sapiens" has been known to cause some commotion when being worn by Madonna in public.[according to whom?]