Marilyn Monroe was known as one of the most iconic sex symbols of Hollywood in the 1950s and early 1960s, and the late Hollywood actress continues to be a sex icon for many till date.
Have you heard of the phrase 'Pulling off a Marilyn Monroe'? Well, she was the one who invented the term.
Before starting a career in acting, Monroe, born on June 1, 1926, was known as Norma Jeane Mortenson and worked in an aircraft factory. Her tryst with showbiz started when she was spotted when a photo-journalist was clicking photographs of the factory.
There was no looking back. She created a controversy with her shoot for Playboy Magazine, but it also opened many opportunities for her.
She started her career in showbiz by becoming a pin-up model and continued to be the poster girl symbolizing vintage Hollywood glamour till the very end.
Her signature golden hair and full red lips in the photograph showing her white dress flowing with the air beneath is the first thing that comes in one's mind with the mention of her name. The iconic pose from the 1955 film "The Seven Year Itch" has been recreated several times — in Hollywood as well as Bollywood.
From Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, Rihanna, Amber Rose, Rita Ora, Kate Upton, Lindsay Lohan, Michelle Williams, Scarlett Johansson to Dia Mirza and Preity Zinta — celebrities continue to take cues from the sex symbol till date. (IANS)
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