Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate sex symbol. With her platinum blonde locks, hourglass figure and famous beauty mark, she rose to fame as a actress, model and singer in the '50s. Unlike many stars in Hollywood today, Monroe possessed an alluring quality that left her image ingrained in the minds of people everywhere -- can you recall the photo of her standing over the subway grate in that white dress? It was moments like these that made her an icon and still give her relevancy today, even decades after her death.
In this 1953 photograph, we see Monroe on the set of the film "How To Marry A Millionaire." The Los Angeles native looks amazing in a satin dress that accentuates the curves that she was known for. Her hair is perfectly coiffed as she stares into the camera with a coy smile. Ms. Monroe's full lips, long lashes and thick brows add finishing touches -- the perfect beauty look for Valentine's Day.
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