The 21 Best, Worst, and Most Tragic Portrayals of Marilyn Monroe
Jessica Chastain will play Marilyn Monroe in the silver screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates‘ novel Blonde, according to CinemaBlend.
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Our obsession with Marilyn has lead us down the imitation path more times than Andy Warhol could predict.
It’s true. Everyone wants to be Marilyn Monroe, and she’s still dominating our culture. Fact: her ’50s siren hair, the generous application of red lipstick, and her doll-like lashes sell magazines.
From her Madgesty in “Material Girl” to Michelle Williams’ convincing portrayal of the curvy beauty in "My Week With Marilyn," here’s a list of performers who have posed as the unimpeachable tragic beauty.
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BEST: Kate Upton
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BEST: Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett basically spends her life Monroeing.
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BEST: Michelle Williams
How to channel a Warhol print correctly.
BEST: Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino
The 1996 film featured Ashley Judd as Norma Jean Dougherty and Mira Sorvino as the superstar. Reviews were average, but the film's unmistakable '90s sheen was excellent.
BEST: Charlotte Sullivan
She might not really look like Marilyn, but she gave a very convincing performance in 2011 TV drama, "The Kennedys."
WORST: Paris Hilton
This was taken at Paris' fragrance launch in 2010, but she somehow managed to look 30 years older than she does now.
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BEST: Barbara Niven
Then-45-year-old Niven played a heavily bedazzled Monroe in the 1998 HBO movie, "The Rat Pack." She looks insane in a good way.
BEST: Lindsay Lohan
Agree to disagree? Lohan recreated the series of iconic shots of Monroe which later became known as 'The Last Sitting', captured by photographer Bert Stern in 1962.
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WORST: Sophie Monk
Luckily this was only for barely-watched TV biopic, "The Mystery of Natalie Wood."
Well she's certainly had enough practice.