MEXICO CITY, August 4 (EL UNIVERSAL).- 60 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe is still brighter than ever and in the memory of her followers around the world.
The Hollywood icon, who died on August 4, 1962 in Los Angeles, is unforgettable, not only for his legacy in film, music and modeling, but for all the cultural references that continue to make him.
Recent proof, the film “Blonde” (to be released next September, on Netflix), in which the Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas will personify the famous blonde.
Armas becomes part of a long list of beautiful actresses who have given life to Norma Jeane, Marilyn’s real name, both for film and television, and that we remember here.
Thalía did not stay with the desire to embody the diva at least for a few seconds. On TikTok, she transformed into the actress from the film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”
Michelle Williams won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “My Week with Marilyn”; though she said it was “tortuous” to blend in with the blonde actress.
On the musical front, Madonna, the “Queen of Pop,” recalled the star in her 1984 video, “Material Girl”; quite a feeling.
Playmate Anna Nicole Smith was nicknamed “the new Marilyn” and always accepted that she dreamed of being like Norma Jeane. She recreated her style in photo shoots.
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Actresses Mira Sorvino and Ashley Judd portrayed Monroe in “Norma Jean and Marilyn.”
In “Gossip Girl” (2007), Blake Lively became the interpreter. In the dream sequence, Serena recreates the iconic number from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953) with the song “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.”
In the series “Smash” (2012), Uma Thurman is an actress who is recruited to play Marilyn Monroe in a Broadway musical.
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In “Broken Embraces” (2009), by Pedro Almodóvar, Penélope Cruz gave life to a woman who becomes famous actresses and Marilyn Monroe was one of them.
Ana de Armas said that she spent a year preparing to get into Marilyn’s skin in “Blonde” (2022); “My brain was fried,” revealed the Cuban.
In the list of actresses who have played Marilyn Monroe is Misty Rowe, in the tape “Goodbye, Norma Jeane”.