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Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty
Marilyn Monroe's eternal beauty

Marilyn Monroe certainly achieved fame in the course of her 36-year lifetime, but in the five decades since her death, she's become such a celebrity-branding superstar, it often feels as if America's proto-platinum pinup never really left the building at all. She is routinely referenced in store windows and on runways; her image graces such products as glossy magazine covers and wine bottles; and her persona regularly flickers to new life on TV and movie screens.The Monroe legacy is larger than her 33 movies, short-lived, high-profile marriages and messy personal life. Her profound transformation from a nobody named Norma Jeane Mortenson into a world-famous actress and blond bombshell...

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