On Trend: Marilyn Monroe's Hair and Makeup Secrets

Sex symbol. Bombshell. Icon. This late legend still inspires celebrities to covet and copy her signature beauty style.


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Marilyn Monroe

Resplendent in a scoop-neck top, pencil skirt, and sassy pose, Monroe gets hippy (and lippy) outside a film trailer in 1957.
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Sharon Stone

In 2009, the diva actress flashes some shoulder (and more) while sporting a white halter dress at the AFI Lifetime Achievement Awards.
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Scarlett Johansson

It's only appropriate that the big screen bombshell of our time, ScarJo, rocked a form-fitting sheath and glam tendrils at a 2011 Dolce & Gabbana show.
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This angst-ridden pop star dip dyed her hair lavender to add edge to a platinum chignon while performing in 2006. We wonder what Miss Monroe would have thought of her chain-rimmed specs.
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Paris Hilton

A self-professed Monroe-fan, perhaps limp-locked Hilton looks so wistful at this 2008 photography exhibit because she covets the late actress's bouncy curls.
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Miranda Kerr

Retro waves? Check. Dewy skin? Check. Barely-there dress? Check. This supermodel (and mom) looks white hot while channeling iconic old-school beauties at the 2009 ESPY Awards.
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Jessica Simpson

Pretty features and curves a plenty, Simpson is a dead-ringer for the famous flirt as she waves to cameras in 2006.
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Anna Kournikova

The tennis ace traded in high heels for sneakers to shoot an ad campaign in 2002. Striking Monroe's most iconic stance, we can't help but wonder if we would want such a breezy skirt on-court.
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Naomi Watts

Crimson pride! This Aussie's bold pout at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival is reminiscent of Monroe's red-hued lip looks. We like how Watts keeps her beachy bob tousled for a touch of 21st century sophistication.
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Taylor Swift

This prim and proper country crooner channels Monroe's famous look via a faux bob and flawless skin while attending a party in 2011.
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Knowles might not be as Marilyned-out as the impersonator on her arm, but there's no denying the hints of honey in her glossy, showgirl waves in 2004.
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Anna Nicole Smith

Before her tragic passing, Smith made no effort to hide her Marilyn obsession. At a 2004 video game event, she balances a delicate gown with her frequently disheveled signature updo.
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Megan Fox

As if her bold arches and glossy hair at a 2010 movie premiere weren't enough of a tip-off, Fox's Marilyn Monroe forearm tattoo is proof of the sultry siren's girl-crush on the silver screen star.
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Liv Tyler

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. And judging by Tyler's retro frock and lop-sided wig at a 2003 Halloween party, we're going to have to say that this actress loved Monroe's sense of style (and fun).
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Lindsay Lohan

Sans freckles, troubled starlet Lohan is a grinning doppleganger for the melancholic legend while attending a charity auction in 2005.
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Lady Gaga

Monroe didn't have to deal with as many paparazzi as modern celebs, but this pop queen certainly does. Lazy Gaga sports a laid-back, handkerchiefed updo while out and about in NYC in 2011.
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Katherine Heigl

At a 2008 movie premiere, this TV-turned-film star rocks a buttoned-up version of the Some Like It Hot actress's signature look.
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Gwen Stefani

A side part and sun-kissed skin give Stefani's Monroe-esque look a rock-ready makeover while backstage at Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week.
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Elizabeth Banks

She might be starring in the upcoming Hunger Games flick, but at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Banks' bright eyes and flushed cheeks give her an undoubtedly healthy red-carpet glow.
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Dita Von Teese

Her mole might be in the different spot, but this burlesque babe has pin-up pretty down-pat.
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Christina Hendricks

This buxom, flame-haired beauty has an affect on modern men (and Mad Men) that rivals Monroe's swooning suitors. We're sure they would have been bowled over by this luminous look from the 2011 Emmy Awards.
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Christina Aguilera

Before baby, this pop tart channeled Monroe's old-school glam regularly. We love the cropped 'do she sported at a Beverly Hills event in 2005 most of all.