There is a reason why Marilyn Monroe is still relevant 50 years after her death: the girl had some serious style. Sure, her charm and talent played a large role in shooting her to super stardom, but it is her iconic look that has really stood the test of time. In today’s world where fashions come and go, few looks endure and Marilyn’s is certainly one of them. This is apparent in the hordes of women who have tried on and adopted Marilyn’s look, with some even going the distance and donning the same style clothes and beauty mark.
Allure Magazine has some tips on how to achieve the classic look. The most obvious one is lightening and curling your locks, but if you don’t want to make that drastic a change, a few make-up and skin-care tips will do the trick. The dewy skin can be achieved with a moisturizer that works with your skin type and a well-placed highlighter. Put on some fire-engine red lipstick, black eye-liner winged at the ends, and lengthen those eye-lashes with mascara. Voila! You’ve perfected the Marilyn look. Want to add a beauty mark and wear some bling? We say go for it!
Here are a few celebs who took these tips to heart and donned the Marilyn Monroe look, proving once more that the icon’s classic look is here to stay.
Scarlett Johansson looks like an exact copy of Marilyn in this Dolce and Gabana ad.
Looks like Gwen Stefani took some of our tips for this hair and make-up look.
Lady Gaga posted this picture of herself, channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe on the late icon’s birthday.
The hair, the makeup, the diamonds, the dress- Paris Hilton didn’t cut any corners for this Marily-inspired look.
Madonna, an icon in her own right, went through a whole Marilyn phase in the ’80s. In her “Material Girl” video, Madonna wore the same ensemble as the actress in her “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” performance for the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Although the late Anna-Nicole Smith never made any music videos in homage to Marilyn, she did pull inspiration from the same look as Madonna in this advocacy print-ad for PETA.
Michelle Williams was the perfect pick for her role as Marilyn in the 2011 drama film My Week with Marilyn, directed by Simon Curtis.
From the tight blonde curls to the look-at-me lips, Christina Aguilera is another celeb who didn’t hold back. She even added a faux beauty mark, to mimick the one Marilyn had.
Britney shows off a darker verison in this plum red lipstick look.