Marilyn Monroe is the unforgettable blonde bombshell that was impossible not to love back in the 50’s and 60’s. She was really famous and there was no man that wasn’t crazy for her! Unfortunately, this beautiful Hollywood lady died very young, at the age of 38. But, her glory didn’t end with her death in 1962, because the truth is, many years after it, people still love her. We all know her quotes and her gorgeous white dress! Even though every one knows her for the beauty she was, Marilyn got famous through acting. Her portfolio counts acting in more than 15 movies, and some of them were really popular back in the days. If you were wondering which of her movies to watch, ahead you will find the best of them. Make yourself some popcorn, get cozy with the blanket and enjoy!
1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Wondering where “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” comes from? Well it’s exactly from this movie. Monroe plays the charming Lorelei Lee, a lounge singer who together with her friend Dorothy goes to Paris. Based on the Broadway musical, Monroe sings the song while she wears the famous pink dress, which was sold for $310,000 in 2010. Do you remember Madonna’s dress from Material Girl? That part of the video is exactly inspired from this movie!
2. Some Like It Hot
Monroe plays the adorable musician Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, who is accompanied by Joe and Jerry. She sings in this one too – another famous song “I wanna be loved by you”. So, if you’re into old Hollywood movies, Marilyn Monroe and something funny to watch, “Some like it hot” should be definitely on your list.
3. The Seven Year Itch
The Seven Year Itch is also a comedy in which Monroe plays the attractive neighbor to a man whose family went to a vacation. There is a scene in the movie with the white dress that Monroe wears in a subway, and that dress is the highest paid dress ever!
4. How To Marry a Millionaire
The story is about three poor women who try to look rich in order to attract rich guys who would like to marry them. But, the end works different for the three of them. The movie is funny, and Monroe is absolutely stunning with the eye cat!
5. The Misfits
The Misfits is one of the last movies in which Monroe starred. It wasn’t a commercial success, but anyway it received positive critics. In the movie, Monroe falls for a cowboy in Nevada, and the screenplay is written by Arthur Miller who was Monroe’s last husband.
Thanks to this movie Marilyn got her breakthrough in the Hollywood world of acting. The thriller is directed by Henry Hathaway and it was biggest box office hits of the year for Fox. Unlike many film noirs of that time, this one was filmed in Technicolor.
7. Bus Stop
In this 1953 movie, Marilyn plays the role of Cherie, a saloon singer who meets a cowboy that wants to marry her and take her to Montana. Monroe was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards as the best actress in a motion movie, but she did not win the award.
8. The Prince and The Snow Girl
The Prince and The Snow girl was the only movie that was produced by Monroe’s company, Marilyn Monroe Productions. It’s a romantic comedy in which she plays Elsie Marina, a young woman who gets entangled in politics, when the prince of a foreign country tries to seduce her.
9. Let’s Make Love
This is the last musical in which Monroe plays. She is the beautiful Amanda Dell whose admirer is the billionaire Jean Marc – Clement. The movie was success (and how can it not be with Monroe in it?), but it received mixed critics. There were the compliments and the negative points.
10. Something’s Got To Give
This is the last movie in which Monroe’s fans can see her. Because of her death, the movie is also unfinished, and even from the beginning of the filming, it all started complicated due to Monroe’s personal problems. That’s the reason why Fox fired her, but soon after that they re-hired her. After her death, the movie is abandoned.