8 Showstopping Roles That Made Marilyn Monroe an Icon
Marilyn Monroe is the original blond bombshell, and though she left this world far too early, Marilyn will live on forever in her films. Over 50 years have gone by since her premature passing at the age of 36, but her legacy still looms large (and no, we're not referring to the Marilyn posters you hung in your freshman year dorm room).
Marilyn could do it all — she charms and woos in her comedic roles, and when she tired of fluffy comedy, she made Hollywood history by creating her own company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, so she could play more serious roles. It's hard to pick our favourite (she appeared in 29 films in a little over a decade!), but we've narrowed down the list to her eight most iconic roles. Scroll through to see which roles made the cut.