Monique obtained a Diploma in Performing Arts from the Pretoria University of Technology in 1985. She joined the Transvaal Performing Arts Council as a stage actress. She was the winner of the ATKV Best Actress Award (1989) for her role in "Johanna Sist".
She worked as a production secretary in the television industry on World of Boxing and Smirnoff Topsport Star of the Month.
She had her own drama studio and until recently was involved in training students for Eisteddfod competitions.