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100 Marilyn Monroe Inspirations

From Fashion Icon Marilyn Monroe Looks to Iconic Blond Editorials

— February 9, 2013 — Pop Culture
The face of old Hollywood glamour, fashion icon Marilyn Monroe, continues to capture the hearts and minds of millions.

Though she may have passed away over 50 years ago, Marilyn Monroe still remains as one of the most iconic sex symbols of all time. While so many celebrities who were once A-listers in their time end up blurring into obscurity and left in the past, Ms. Monroe continues to capture the fascination of so many across the world. There are so many reasons that she sparks so many peoples interest, the most obvious being that of her beauty. Her wavy blond bob, black birth mark beside her lip and curvy and bodacious figure is the most overt reason why she continues to be idolized. However, there is a wholly separate and melancholy aspect to fashion icon Marilyn Monroe, which occurred behind closed doors.

Though her life was cut too short, her legacy will never be forgotten.
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Red Nosed Charity Tees
Red Nosed Charity Tees
The Stella McCartney for Comic Relief Tees Support a Poverty Free World
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Face-Shifting Celebrity Portraits
Face-Shifting Celebrity Portraits
This Piece by 'Drzach&Suchy' is a Transformative Experience
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Femme Fatale Fashion Films
Femme Fatale Fashion Films
Jose Luis Vila's Mystery Fashion Film is Marilyn Monroe-Inspired
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Magnified Pixel Pictures
Magnified Pixel Pictures
Devorah Sperber's 'Thread Spool Works' Zoom in on Images
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Sweet Celeb Candy Portraits
Sweet Celeb Candy Portraits
These Celebrity Portraits Are Made with Over 5,000 Candy Pieces
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Smoldering Cosmetics Commercials (UPDATE)
Smoldering Cosmetics Commercials (UPDATE)
Megan Fox Armani Beauty Video is Sensual & Sultry
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Iconic Retina Reads
Iconic Retina Reads
These Bookdealers Biographies Ads Showcase Famous Celebrity Memoires
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Beauty Supply Portraits
Beauty Supply Portraits
QVC Beauty Month Immortalizes Icons Using Makeup
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Tiny Portrait Paintings
Tiny Portrait Paintings
The Artwork of Kim Dong Yoo Takes Great Time and Patience to Create
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Fairy Tale Skate Decks
Fairy Tale Skate Decks
Supreme 'Snow White' Skateboards Brings the Princess to Extreme Sports
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Old Hollywood Celebtorials
Old Hollywood Celebtorials
The Taylor Swift August 2011 Teen Vogue Shoot Channels Jackie O
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Crossdressing Dictators
Crossdressing Dictators
Song Byeok Gives Kim Jong-il a Hilarious Makeover
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Vintage Perfume Endorsements
Vintage Perfume Endorsements
Chanel Perfume Video Reconnects Chanel No.5 with Marilyn Monroe
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Monochromatic Bombshell Photoshoots
Monochromatic Bombshell Photoshoots
Kimberly Wyatt for Beauty Rebel is Haute and Evocative
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Famous Fashion Idol Illustrations
Famous Fashion Idol Illustrations
'Icons of the Past' by Sandra Suy is an Incredible Series of Art
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Fabulous Femme Fatale Tributes
Fabulous Femme Fatale Tributes
The Rihanna Vogue UK November 2011 Shoot is Marilyn Monroe Inspired
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Kooky Pop Cultural Caricatures
Kooky Pop Cultural Caricatures
This CF Payne Series is Imaginative and Peculiar
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Smokey Orifice Celebrity Portraits
Smokey Orifice Celebrity Portraits
Famous When Dead Illustrates Hollywood Ladies Literally on Fire
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People-Infused Pixelated Portraits
People-Infused Pixelated Portraits
Artist Craig Alan Uses Humans to Create his Giant Works of Art
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Remixing Pop Art
Remixing Pop Art
The Jeroan van Eerden 'Andy Warhol Experiment' Revives Classic Works
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Intricately Iconic Illustrations
Intricately Iconic Illustrations
Pierre Emmanuel Godet's Artwork Depicts Characters in One Line
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Historical Snapshot Collections
Historical Snapshot Collections
The Retronaut Blog Assembles Pictures from the Past
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Rare Manipulation Photography Sites
Rare Manipulation Photography Sites
The 'Malicious Glamour' Blog Features Vintage Fashion Shots
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Diva Dice Designs
Diva Dice Designs
Marilyn Monroe and James Dean are Rolled Out in Realistic Portraits
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Iconic Blonde Bubbly Campaigns
Iconic Blonde Bubbly Campaigns
Scarlett Johansson Moet & Chandon Ads Pour Timeless Class
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Historic Film Memorabilia Auctions
Historic Film Memorabilia Auctions
Christie's Sells Vintage Movie Posters to the Highest Bidder
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Giant Iconic Statues
Giant Iconic Statues
Seward Johnson Unviels 26-Foot Sculpture of Marilyn Monroe
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Iconic Blonde Editorials
Iconic Blonde Editorials
Lindsay Lohan is Marilyn Monroe for Vogue Espana August '09
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Paint Chip Pop Icons
Paint Chip Pop Icons
Nite Kongtahworn Samples Benjamin Moore to Create Marilyn Monroe
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Pop Art Revival Covers
Pop Art Revival Covers
The Scarlet Johansson Interview Russia Editorial is Marilyn-Inspired
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Ravishing Retro Editorials
Ravishing Retro Editorials
The Gwen Stefani InStyle November 2011 Photo Spread is Incredible
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Reinventing Classic Icons
Reinventing Classic Icons
The Work of Alessandro Pautasso
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Snowy Waif Editorials
Snowy Waif Editorials
The Elle UK December 2011 Shoot Gets Michelle Williams Glamored Up
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Flawless Celebrity Pencil Portraits
Flawless Celebrity Pencil Portraits
Stan Bossard Renders Photo-Like Images with Minimal Tools
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Icon Emulation Editorials
Icon Emulation Editorials
The YRB Amber Rose 'Marilyn Monroe' Photo Shoot
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Celebrity Apparition Artistry
Celebrity Apparition Artistry
MetaMephisto Depicts Pop Culture Figures as Ghoulish Ghosts
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Svelte Photo Shoots
Svelte Photo Shoots
The Guess Fall 2011 Campaign Takes Cues from Marilyn Monroe
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Massive Pop Icon Photobooks
Massive Pop Icon Photobooks
Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis Will Include Over 200 Photos of the Star
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Tragic Pop Portrayals
Tragic Pop Portrayals
The Stefan Da Costa Gomez Paintings are Nostalgic
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Pop Art Street Decks
Pop Art Street Decks
Cruise Around the City in the Andy Warhol x Alien Workshop Skateboards
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Muted Munroe Swimsuits
Muted Munroe Swimsuits
Isa Asklof by Mikael Schulz is a Glam Shoot for Plaza Kavina June 2011
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Fashion Lines by Dead Celebrities
Fashion Lines by Dead Celebrities
Marilyn Monroe's New Collection
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Fame-Craving Campaigns
Fame-Craving Campaigns
The Stylestalker 'Young Hollywood' Lookbook Seeks Attention
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Sensual Bombshell Editorials
Sensual Bombshell Editorials
The Kate Upton Shoot in Contributor Magazine Boasts Sexy Elegance
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Exposing Famous Flaws as Advertising
Exposing Famous Flaws as Advertising
Sony Blue Ray HD Fly Ad is Absurd
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American Icon Editorials
American Icon Editorials
The Madame Figaro May 2012 Jovovich Photoshoot is Modeled After Monroe
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Defaced Blonde Bombshells
Defaced Blonde Bombshells
Marilyn's Masquerade Gives the Hollywood Icon a Major Makeover
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Peroxide Pretty
Peroxide Pretty
Supermodels and Stars Set the Tone For Bleached Tresses in 2009
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Icon Impersonator Editorials
Icon Impersonator Editorials
The Used Magazine 'Boo Boo Be Doo' Photoshoot Stars Suzie Kennedy
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Wonderfully Woolen Tresses
Wonderfully Woolen Tresses
Louise Walker 'Wooly Head' Combats Bad Hair With Knitwear
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Stylish Icon Emulations
Stylish Icon Emulations
Agyness Deyn Channels Marilyn Monroe for Vogue
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Steamy Salon Captures
Steamy Salon Captures
The Anja Konstantinova Jalouse Magazine Editorial Screams Sensual Innocence
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50s Vixen Editorials
50s Vixen Editorials
The Madame Germany 'Some Like It Hot' Shoot Pays Tribute to Marilyn Monroe
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Iconic Photo Retrospectives
Iconic Photo Retrospectives
Richard Avedon's Exhibit Reveals 60 Years of Amazing Images
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Fashion Lines Inspired by Vintage Icons
Fashion Lines Inspired by Vintage Icons
Victor Carranza Designs ‘House of Monroe'
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Iconic Jumptography
Iconic Jumptography
The Philippe Halsman 'Jump' Photo Collection is 1940s Fabulous
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Modern Material Girl Captures
Modern Material Girl Captures
The Sky Ferreira for V Magazine Shoot Takes Inspiration From Madonna
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Famous Icon Fixations
Famous Icon Fixations
Lindsay Lohan Channels Marilyn (Again) for Vogue Spain
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Movie Icon Primping Shoots
Movie Icon Primping Shoots
Michelle Williams' My Week with Marilyn photoshoot is Stunning
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Burnt Bread Mosaics
Burnt Bread Mosaics
The Henry Hargreaves 'Toasted' Collection Illustrates Celebrities Crisply
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Famous Kitty-Toting Blogs
Famous Kitty-Toting Blogs
'Celebrities Holding Cats' Features Icons with Furry Friends
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Unseen Monroe Moments
Unseen Monroe Moments
Richard C. Miller Unveils His Rare Captures of a Young Marilyn Monroe
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Marilyn Monroe Skirts
Marilyn Monroe Skirts
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2009 Show Highlights the Blonde Icon
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Screen Siren Cosmetics Ads
Screen Siren Cosmetics Ads
Scarlett Johansson Channels Marilyn Monroe for Dolce & Gabbana
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Classic Hollywood Collage Art
Classic Hollywood Collage Art
George Chamoun's 'Iconatomy' Mixes Past and Present
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Color-Collaged Pop Art Covers
Color-Collaged Pop Art Covers
The i-D Magazine Pre-Spring 2013
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Prismatic Icon Art
Prismatic Icon Art
Tarik Mikou Blends the Best of Both Worlds
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Conceited Celeb Shoots
Conceited Celeb Shoots
The Scarlett Johansson Dolce & Gabbana Summer 2010 Campaign
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Famous Faceless Portraits
Famous Faceless Portraits
Ali Al Sumayin Illustrates Celebrities With No Actual Facial Features
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Blonde Bombshell Bifocals
Blonde Bombshell Bifocals
The Massada Eyewear SS11 Photo Campaign is a Tribute to the '50s
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Crumpled Celebrity Portraits
Crumpled Celebrity Portraits
'Pop Faces' by Joshua Scott Distorts Famous Faces
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Retro Blond Hairstyles
Retro Blond Hairstyles
The Editorial by Fredrik Wannerstedt for Tush is Sophisticatedly Vintage
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Villainous Vixen Editorials
Villainous Vixen Editorials
The Stunningly Sinister Karlie Kloss W Magazine Spread
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Hair Transformation Editorials
Hair Transformation Editorials
Ones2watch 'Come as You Are' Features Wide-Ranging 'Dos
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Sun-Drenched Bombshell Captures
Sun-Drenched Bombshell Captures
The Max Italy Amber Heard Cover Shoot Channels the Best of Marilyn
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Vintage Femtorials
Vintage Femtorials
Emma Jonsson Dysell Rocks the Stockholm Fashion Week Magazine
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Pop Art Plateware
Pop Art Plateware
Eat Off of Andy Warhol's Iconic Artwork
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Provocative Pin-Up Photography
Provocative Pin-Up Photography
The Patricia van der Vliet for Antidote #2 Shoot is Super Sultry
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Blurry Bone-Chilling Art
Blurry Bone-Chilling Art
These Portraits by Fumio Kasama are Graphic and Ghostly
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Pop Culture Popsicles
Pop Culture Popsicles
The Stoyn Ice Cream Creations are Fun and Flavorful
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Classic Hollywood Portraits
Classic Hollywood Portraits
The Glamour of the Gods 'Hollywood Portraits' Book Highlights Icons
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Surreal Triangular Pen Portraits
Surreal Triangular Pen Portraits
Josh Bryan Celebrity Captures are Abstract & Detailed
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Sultry Smoking Celeb Shoots
Sultry Smoking Celeb Shoots
The Lindsay Lohan LOVE Magazine Shoot Channels Marilyn
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Retro Garden Fashion Photography
Retro Garden Fashion Photography
The Abbey Lee Kershaw Vogue UK Photo Shoot is Ultra Glamorous
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Romantic Boudoir Editorials
Romantic Boudoir Editorials
Kate Upton's 'Blond Bombshell' Photo Shoot Channels Marilyn Monroe
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Iconic Homage Editorials
Iconic Homage Editorials
The Michelle Williams October 2011 Vogue US Shoot Revives Marilyn Monroe
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Voyeuristic Exhibitions
Voyeuristic Exhibitions
The Tate Modern 'Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera'
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Tempting Tough Girl Photography
Tempting Tough Girl Photography
The Latest Schmuck Magazine Editorial Explores a Different Beauty
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Classy Retro Shoots
Classy Retro Shoots
These Glen Luchford Photographs Define Posh & Elegance
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Lingerie-Clad Icon Shoots
Lingerie-Clad Icon Shoots
The Michelle Williams GQ Editorial is a Tribute to Marilyn Monroe
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Ravishing Rouge Retrography
Ravishing Rouge Retrography
Call Her Diva Features a Modern Marilyn Monroe
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Defaced Illustrations
Defaced Illustrations
The Ali Jabbar 'Simple Public Figure' Project Omits Facial Features
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Bare Iconic Captures
Bare Iconic Captures
The Peter Coulson Nicole Shoot is Reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe
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Steamy Material Girl Tributes
Steamy Material Girl Tributes
The Anja Rubik and Sasha Pivovarova Vogue Paris Shots Sizzle
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Dreamy Retro Swimwear
Dreamy Retro Swimwear
The Wildfox Swim 2012 Collection Draws Inspiration from Marilyn Monroe
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Faux Icon Inktography
Faux Icon Inktography
Jean Luc Moerman Tattoos The World's Biggest Stars
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Plus-Sized Bombshell Shoots
Plus-Sized Bombshell Shoots
Curvaceous Tara Lynn in Italian Magazine D Channels Marilyn Monroe
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Androgynous Icon Makeovers
Androgynous Icon Makeovers
This Video of Andrej Pejic as Marilyn Monroe is Astounding
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