Some like it hot!
Swipe a slash of red lipstick across your mouth because it’s Marilyn Monroe‘s birthday. Yes, Hollywood’s golden girl would have been 91-years-old today. And though it feels like her star burnt out too quickly, it’s fair to say that Marilyn’s legacy has lived on.
Part of that’s through technicolor classics like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch and How To Marry A Millionare, while the other is through her timeless image. She never left Hollywood, as you can see through the countless celebrity Marilyn Monroe look a likes throughout history.
Even after the wave of immediate imitations (here’s looking at you, Jayne Mansfield) there has been a continuous stream of actresses, singers, and models who have taken some notes from Miss Norma Jean. And who can blame them with so many gorgeous style tips to steal? Whether it’s a fully intentional hot pink gown (accessorized with a girl’s best friend and a hoard of handsome gents, of course) or merely a subtle, old Hollywood hair style that shows shades of the bleach blonde icon, her look is often imitated, never duplicated.
Nonetheless we’re excited whenever we see a Monroe-esque throwback look, even if it doesn’t 100 percent align with the original — and we’re even more excited when we see someone really nail that bombshell style to perfection. Either way, it’s a thrill that Marilyn’s style remains with us.
From the unintentional nods to the full-out homages, check out the pics to see a few celebrities that have brought a little bit of Monroe into their looks!
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