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How To Look Like Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe White Dress

If you want to dress up as Marilyn Monroe, it will probably be helpful to know a little bit more about her so you can get into character.

Marilyn was a supremely popular model, actress and singer who became one of America's most beloved cultural icons and well-loved sex symbols.

She was born as Norma Jean Mortenson in Los Angeles, California, in 1926. She skyrocketed to fame in the early 1950's and it lasted through the early 60's, when she passed away two months shy of her 36th birthday in 1962.

Marilyn had high-profile marriages to famous men, including Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller and was linked romantically to Tony Curtis, John F. Kennedy, James Dean, Marlon Brando and Joan Crawford.

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She appeared in over 30 Hollywood films including: All About Eve, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, and The Misfits.

One of her most imitated performances was her appearance at President Kennedy's birthday gala in May of 1962 where she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President".

Marilyn Monroe costume requirements:

  • Blonde Wig
  • Shimmering, sexy makeup
  • Fancy dress
  • Glamorous and sparkly costume jewelry

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