Marilyn Monroe: A tribute in pictures

It is 50 years ago to the day that Marilyn Monroe passed away at the age of 36. Yet, after all this time she is still a household name, a fashion icon and adored by all generations. 
The world still loves her as much it did 50 years ago. 

Marilyn’s last photo shoot in 1962 by Bert Stern.

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” 
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” 
 “A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left.” 
 “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
 “I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love.”
 “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
 “She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know ”

  “If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.”
 “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.” 
“It’s not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on.” 
 “Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
 “What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course” 
 “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.” 
“Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.”

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  1. Anonymous
    August 6, 2012 / 10:48 am

    She was so beautiful! Love this blog, love your tumblr too xx

  2. Chloe
    August 6, 2012 / 10:52 am

    Thank you for this post – she will always be remembered

  3. August 7, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Love this post!:)

  4. August 7, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    What a lovely post, I am obsessed with Marilyn Monroe, such an amazing woman!

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  5. August 9, 2012 / 12:03 am

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  6. August 9, 2012 / 6:17 pm

    Thats okay 🙂 Thank you, I detest creating layouts & CSS is the bane of my life but the end result is worth it. Welcome to my blog too! 🙂 x

  7. August 9, 2012 / 6:19 pm

    Thank you so so much! 🙂 I'm so glad you like it! I'll check out your blog right away 🙂 x

  8. August 10, 2012 / 5:45 pm

    I was already in love with her, but I do really love the pictures you have chosen! She is amazing, a real icon! <3

  9. August 17, 2012 / 1:17 pm

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    Love from, MISSIFFA

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