Happy Birthday, Marilyn Monroe

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

INTERVIEWS

Marilyn on happiness

Interview at the Call Me Madam premiere

Marilyn on sexuality: “We are all born sexual creatures”

THE ICON

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

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