It seems as though time is constantly passing us by, but the image of Marilyn Monroe automatically makes time stand still. The forever young and forever beautiful icon would have been 86-years-old today and it is very necessary to honor the inspirational starlet.
The 36-year-old beauty tragically died from a drug overdose over fifty years ago, but even though she was taken from the world too soon, Marilyn is forever remembered in our minds as the beautiful vivacious woman she was.
Although Marilyn's career was brief, her work was nothing short of impressive. The actress, who appeared in films like All About Eve and Some Like It Hot, had the ability to light up every scene with her beauty. The icon was so captivating that people could not get enough of her.
The same went for her personal life. People were enchanted by the Hollywood star and wanted to know everything about her. Her style, her boyfriends, her break ups, her marriages, and everything else in-between were all subject to constant criticism, but the icon was merely not phased by the critics. She once said,
“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.”
This quote has resonated with women everywhere.
The ravishing and intelligent woman has always been an inspiration and it seems as though her legacy still resonates with today's starlets. Ladies like Lady Gaga, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj, and so many more have donned Marilyn Monroe's infamous blonde locks and fabulous style in ad campaigns, on red carpets, and sometimes in everyday life, in hopes of mimicking the glamour Marilyn exuded.
Today we celebrate a woman who inspired us and lit up our worlds with her exceptional beauty! Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe!
Check out some of today's starlets who have been inspired by Marilyn Monroe in the gallery above.
SOURCE: E! Online