The 21 Best, Worst, and Most Tragic Portrayals of Marilyn Monroe

Jessica Chastain will play Marilyn Monroe in the silver screen adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates‘ novel Blonde, according to CinemaBlend.

Our obsession with Marilyn has lead us down the imitation path more times than Andy Warhol could predict. It’s true. Everyone wants to be Marilyn Monroe, and she’s still dominating our culture. Fact: her ’50s siren hair, the generous application of red lipstick, and her doll-like lashes sell magazines. From her Madgesty in “Material Girl” to Michelle Williams’ convincing portrayal of the curvy beauty in My Week With Marilyn, here’s a list of performers who have posed as the unimpeachable tragic beauty.

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