She’s an icon of Hollywood and has one of the most recognised faces in the world: the platinum blonde hair, the red lips and curvaceous figure – known to all today yet Sunday August 5th marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe.
It wasn’t until about 6 months ago that I fell in love with Marilyn, I had always preferred Audrey Hepburn and felt that Marilyn was a wannabe blonde version. But, when revising for my second year Law exams I discovered a TV show called Smash and it completely changed my view of her.
Smash is a drama/musical show that follows the creation and production of a Broadway show telling the life of Marilyn.
Her story was one of rags to riches but also of romance and heartbreak and is captured brilliantly in Smash with many of the cast’s lives imitating Marilyn’s.
A few extracts from The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J Randy Taraborrelli were published on the Daily Mail website a few years ago and you can read them here and here – they’re so fascinating yet painful.
Watching Smash got me thinking about how Marilyn’s style and look has never really gone out of fashion, it’s timeless. She’s effortlessly sexy and beautiful and I would kill for her wardrobe!
Homages to her style can be seen everywhere…
|Serena Van Der Woodsen in Gossip Girl|
And of course the My Week With Marilyn movie starring Michelle Williams which looks amaaazing!