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Chanelling Marilyn

Words: Emma van Braningen

October 17, 2011

Marilyn Monroe has, throughout her life and thereafter, held a fascination for almost all girls. Women’s style has been phenomenally influenced by her platinum bob, red lips and iconic beauty spot. For years actresses and models have tried to emulate her in movies or in shoots. She is the symbol of sex appeal, of a tragic character who’s sweetness and intellect were overshadowed by scandal, personality disorders and the world’s perception of what they wanted to see and hear of the woman behind the baby-doll voice.

She said, “Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”

With the upcoming Marilyn-inspired film starring Michelle Williams, we take a look at some celebrities who chanelled the star’s timeless beauty.

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