I have yet to come across many women today who haven't felt influenced in some way by the persona of Marilyn Monroe. Her iconic look has impacted the way we view beauty, glamour, and many outlets of femininity and I believe those impacts will be timeless...

A new film, My week with Marilyn, recounts the experience of a young man's encounter with the famous starlet, in the making of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The trailer hints at the possible disconnect the icon had with her public persona and her internal self. Despite the verity of that claim, I think we can all agree that our public selves are often not our private selves.

Take a look for yourself! I will surely be waiting in line for this one...

Michelle Williams plays a strikingly well suited Marilyn, 

Michelle Williams Vogue Cover-October 2011

Marilyn will always live on in the hearts of young hollywood, as my friend Sonia points out, "She was famous for being young, beautiful, and having her life tragically cut short," which is certainly a hollywood filled ending...

Madonna Vogue Italia

Gwen Stefani

Charlize Theron

Britney Spears

Lindsay Lohan

Both Lindsay Lohan and Kate Moss have some common ground here with Marilyn, they appear vulnerable to the public, perhaps out of a search for validation at that time in their lives... 

Kate Moss

Anna Nicole Smith

Others just love to embody the nostalgia of Marilyn's allure in her famous "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" skit...


Scarlett Johanson

And perhaps the most commonly reinterpreted signature trait, was her instant sex-apeal statement, made by the presence of her big blonde curls, bold red lips, and confident stare down. She owned this town and the hearts of most men...if only that was enough...
Christina Aguilera


Paris Hilton

Holly Madison

This present day Marilyn rendition is my exemplifies her natural playfulness, innocence, and the simplicity of who Marilyn was...just a sweet and beautiful girl caught up in another Hollywood drama

"I don't mind living in a Man's world, as long as I can be a women in it"-Marilyn Monroe

-M. Gisele

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