Over the years, many woman have wished they were Marilyn Monroe. K.R. and I have a saying, “All women want to be her and all men want to be with her.” There are few who could argue with this. Leaving the tragic parts of her life out, and only focusing on the beautiful, sexy persona of Marilyn Monroe, most people across the globe would agree.
There have been a few lucky stars who have had the honor of portraying Marilyn on the big screen. Others have been transformed in likeness for a few hours for a photo shoot. Some actresses have admitted that they channel Marilyn when modeling or appearing at award ceremonies exclaiming the boost in confidence that it gives them. Well, who can blame them? We all like to play dress up and who better than Marilyn Monroe? It’s somehow very freeing when we are that other person.
So, as a tribute to the star herself (because copying someone is the strongest form of flattery), we wanted to share with you some of the beautiful ladies who have played the most coveted of all roles, if even for an afternoon, Marilyn Monroe.
~~ 1993 – Perhaps the biggest Marilyn Monroe wannabe of all was Anna Nicole Smith who recreated Marilyn’s famous NY photo shoot, white halter dress and all, for “The Seven Year Itch.”
~~ 2002 – Loni Anderson was typically over-the-top at a fashion show in Los Angeles.
~~ 2008 – Marilyn’s last photo shoot was re-created by Lindsay Lohan on the cover of “New York Magazine.”
~~ 2010 – Scarlett Johansson perfected her pout for a Dolce and Gabbana spring makeup campaign.
~~ 2011 – Michelle Williams earned a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of her in “My Week With Marilyn.”
Marilyn will forever be many a woman’s muse. She, even after fifty years since her death, remains the most recognized woman in the world. She certainly was a force to be reckoned with and, even today, that force remains in full effect. For a neglected and abused child, a miracle she even survived, Marilyn has inspired many to live a life among the stars. For according to her, “everyone’s a star and deserves the right to twinkle.”