Princess Bambi Monroe

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Princess Bambi Monroe
Birth name Taylor Ashley Horn
Born (1992-10-12) October 12, 1992 (age 21)
Redlands, California, United States[1]
Origin Kentwood, Louisiana, United States
Genres Country, pop, alternative punk, punk rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress, vlogger
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Civilized Tears

Taylor Ashley Smith (born Taylor Ashley Horn on October 12, 1992 in Redlands, California) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and makeup vlogger who goes by the stage name of Princess Bambi Monroe. Horn is also one-half of the American-English alternative punk duo Civilized Tears. She was once compared to fellow Kentwood native and singer Britney Spears by various media sources early on in her career; she was dubbed by English media as somewhat of a Britney wannabe or clone by the British media.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Throughout her singing career, Horn has transitioned from performing country-western music to bubblegum pop to alternative punk rock music. Horn is an occasional actress, having appeared in an unaired PBS made-for-tv movie and two music videos for the band Civlized Tears, which she shot before she joined the band. Horn also films videos as a makeup guru. Horn was co-host of the short-lived internet radio show 'The Tim and Taylor Show'. She married Civilized Tears founder Tim Bennett Smith in 2009 and joined the band in 2011.


Horn was born in Redlands, California in 1992 until the age of six, when she moved with her grandparents Ronald and Lesley Jones on their Kentwood, Louisiana farm. She took an interest in singing after being gifted with an old karaoke machine by her aunt. Horn began singing locally in nursing homes, fairs, festivals and beauty pageants. She began writing songs at the age of nine and recorded her first album, taylor-made, a cover album of mostly country-western songs, in 2002. taylor-made became a minor hit in Great Britain.[8] By 2004, she had written a country music single "There’s Somethin’ Wrong Here" and had recorded it in Nashville. During the same year, Horn made her first national television appearance on Access Hollywood.[9] In 2004, she made a small appearence on Access Hollywood and released her first self-written single titled "There's Somethin' Wrong Here".She also filmed for the unaired PBS television film Artists in the Forest'.

In 2005, Horn recorded her debut EP titled A Taylor Horn Christmas and made a brief appearence on Access Hollywood Horn went on appear in the documentary Britney's Redneck Roots, a documentary aired in the United Kingdom, focusing on Britney Spears and the inhabitants of her hometown of Kentwood. Horn appeared alongside her grandmother Lesley and her then vocal coach, Bob Westbrook, Spears' former vocal coach.[10] 2006 saw the first musical transition Horn made with her second album, Changes, a teen pop album. She and her grandmother Lesley Jones were detained for three hours in 2009 at John Lennon Airport while Horn and Jones were traveling together from Nimes, France to the UK to visit friends and proceed with a promotional tour. Horn and her grandmother were later deported from the country. [11][12] Horn's last solo recording before her name change was the charity single "Lily's lullaby", a song she wrote and dedicated to a young girl living with cancer. She transitioned to punk rock and used the stage name Bambi Monroe and later Princess Bambi Monroe in 2011, recording the EP, Rock is a Drug, showcasing her new transition. She appeared in the music videos "Unamerican" and "Anybody" for the band Civilized Tears and later joined the band as a duo with English singer-songwriter Tim Bennett.

Personal life[edit]

Horn married Civilized Tears member Tim Bennett in 2009. Horn gave birth to their firstborn, a son named Luca Benjamin Bennett Smith on April 14, 2014.


Year Film Role Notes
2004 Artists in the Forest Lilly Rose Walker Made-for-television film; unaired.
2005 Britney's Redneck Roots Herself Documentary; aired in the United Kingdom.


Princess Bambi Monroe discography
Studio albums 2
EPs 2
Singles 3
Music videos 1


  • taylor-made (2002)
  • Changes (2006)



  • "There's Somethin' Wrong Here" (2006)
  • "Sunlight in Your Eyes" (2009)
  • "Lily's Lullaby" (2010)

Songs with Civilized Tears[edit]

  • "Tears in Your Eyes' (2010)
  • "Stars" (2014)

Unreleased material[edit]

  • "Another Day, Another You"
  • "Blonde Moment"
  • "Mama's Boy"
  • "Naughty"
  • "Wizard In My Dreams"
  • "Tears In Your Eyes"
  • "Whatever"
  • "Another Reason To Smile"
  • "Isls"
  • "Mi Corazon"
  • "Prince Charming"
  • "Right From The Start"
  • "Si Tu No Estas Aqui"


  1. ^ "Biography for Taylor Horn". The Internet Movie Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  2. ^ Billen, Andrew (2005). "Backwards belle". New Statesman. Retrieved 2007. 
  3. ^ Mangan, Lucy (August 17, 2005). "Only here for the jeers". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2007. 
  4. ^ Mangan, Lucy (August 17, 2005). "Only here for the jeers". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2007. 
  5. ^ Allen-Mills, Tony (June 10, 2007). "Britney's home town jilted for her clone, 14". Sunday Times (London). Retrieved 2007. 
  6. ^ Meakin, Nione (2003). "Village life appeals to rising US singing star". Reprint of Malvern Gaz. Retrieved 2007. 
  7. ^ "Hometown Hero?". ABC26 News. 2007. Retrieved 2007. 
  8. ^ Wainwright, Katie (2003). "Singer, 10, makes 2nd trip to Nashville". Reprint of The Sunday Star. Retrieved 2006. 
  9. ^ Chapman, Cathy (2004). "Horn appears on Access Hollywood". Reprint of The Kentwood News-Ledger. Retrieved 2006. 
  10. ^ Flett, Kathryn (August 21, 2005). "Television: Britney's Redneck Roots, Britney and Kevin, E=MC2". The Observer (London). Retrieved 2007. 
  11. ^ "America's 'new Britney' deported by UK visa officials - Immigration News". Global Visas. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  12. ^ Luke Traynor. "News - Liverpool Local News - Teen singer Taylor Horn furious at being deported after John Lennon Airport detention". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 

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