Born June 1, 1926, Playboy’s very first cover girl, Marilyn Monroe, would be 86 years old today, but it’s hard to imagine her as anything other than young, arresting, and forever the foxiest blonde.
Here are seven moments in the quintessential American sex symbol’s career.
FROM THE MOVIES
The dress incident from The Seven Year Itch
“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
“I Wanna Be Loved By You” from Some Like it Hot
Marilyn on happiness
Interview at the Call Me Madam premiere
Marilyn on sexuality: “We are all born sexual creatures”
“Happy Birthday, Mr. President“