Why Marilyn-Themed Photo Shoots Miss the Mark
Every few months, it seems like some new starlet tries to channel Marilyn Monroe by dressing up like her and acting sexy for the camera. There’s no doubt that Marilyn worked really hard to develop a sex-symbol persona, and it makes sense that people would associate her with sex, but these photo shoots miss the mark. There was more to Marilyn than a girl with bleached-blond hair and pouty lips. She was a vulnerable and insecure woman as well, a side that we very rarely get to see. A side that’s completely tossed away when girls such as Lindsay Lohan and Courtney Stodden pose as her in borderline vulgar photo shoots. Marilyn may have been a sex symbol, but she was not vulgar. Her timeless appeal was rooted in mystery and glamour, not sleaze. In honor of Marilyn Monroe and who she really was behind the larger-than-life persona, we’ve gathered eighteen photos of the famous blonde looking less like a sexpot and more like the multifaceted woman she was. After all, what’s sexier than an imperfect woman with insecurities and fears like every other human being on the planet? In my opinion, that’s sexier than the most iconic photos of Ms. Monroe. Here’s to Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jean, and everything she was in between.
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“I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.” ―Marilyn Monroe Photo source: "Jolie.co.uk":http://bit.ly/xrWG9l