Babette has had a very successful career over the years, but had to endure some of life’s trials and tribulations before hitting it big on the drag scene. After some questionable work choices, she finally made a connection at a Hollywood party, with of all people a television sitcom star, in the Hollywood Hills home of Jim J. Bullock. Babette settled in America’s Finest City to attend San Diego State and never really left. The world-travelling performer has had a great history in San Diego. She performs regularly at Street Scene and emcees the annual amateur drag beauty pageant “Tantrums and Tiaras.” She even owned the now famous Babette Schwartz retail store in Hillcrest which closed quietly last year.