"I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else"
There's something about Marilyn.
Strong but vulnerable. Sexy but approachable. Talented but troubled.
It has been 51 years since actress, model and singer Marilyn Monroe passed away at only 36-years-old. Whatever Miss Monroe means to you personally, there is no denying that she has made a lasting impact on pop culture.
She posed for the original Playboy, serenaded a president, championed the Queen of Jazz in her early years, was immortalised on canvas by the ultimate pop artist and inspired dozens of books and portrayals. Enough said.
Happy birthday Marilyn!