Beautiful Photographs Of Marilyn Monroe As The Fabulous Enchantresses, 1958

Marilyn Monroe as Lillian Russell.

In 1958, Marilyn Monroe posed for a series of photographs taken by Richard Avedon for Life Magazine. The photographs were to accompany an article titled “Fabulous Enchantresses” where Monroe recreated five famous actresses.

These were Lillian Russell, Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, and Marlene Dietrich. Though Avedon was not completely happy with the photographs, the pictures appeared in the Christmas issue of Life. This issue also included Miller‘s article “My Wife” which introduced Monroe’s “Fabulous Enchantresses”.

h/t: flashbak

Monroe as Theda Bara.

Monroe as Clara Bow.

Monroe as Clara Bow.

Monroe as Jean Harlow.

Monroe as Jean Harlow.

Monroe as Marlene Dietrich.

Marilyn Monroe by Richard Avedon.

In June 1962, six weeks before she died, Marilyn Monroe pulled on a black wig and did a passable imitation of Jackie Kennedy for Vogue magazine. Shot by Bert Stern, the photographs are fun, gorgeous and, given the rumours that Monroe and President Kennedy were lovers, poignant:

(Visited 1 times, 3 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

These Guys Hide A Dildo In Every Instagram Picture
The Visual Poetry Of Sébastien Rivest In Black And White
The Winning Photos From The UK's Best Sea View Photography Competition 2019
Wild Things: Victoria's Secret Angels without Make-up
Bees Under The Macro Lens
Photo of the Day: Typhoon Chan-Hom Lashes China
Stunning Photos Of The Millions Of Fireflies Flutter In Mexican Forest
Controversial Walking Dead Photo Shoot Gets People Talking
New Entries For The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year Contest
Russian Photographer Captured Wonderful Photos While Visiting The Extraordinary Socotra Island
Robert Pattinson Gets Another Wax Figure
Giant Plants Of The Lost World
2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Die-Hard Fan Builds Shrine to Bollywood Star Shah Rukh Khan
Thank You, Photoshop... Russian Wedding Photos Are Bizarre
Buttons and Kitty - Two Baby-Friends
How Beautiful Our World Would Look From Above If You Were A Bird
Reuters Pictures of the Year 2014, Part 1
Spectacular Winners Of The Insight Astronomy Photographer Of The Year 2017
Bride-to-be Whose Fiance Died Just Days Before Their Wedding Has A Heartbreaking Photo Shoot In Her Dress ‘To Say Goodbye’
Stunning Cyberpunk And Futuristic Street Photography By Adrian Martinez
World Sports Photography Awards 2021: The Best Sports Photos Captured Over the Past 25 Years
Photographer Zachariah Epperson Captures The Magical World Of Ballet And Dancers
The Astonishing Cinematic Autochrome Photography From The 1890s By Heinrich Kühn
Breathtaking Portraits Reveal The Haunting Beauty Of Russian Ballet Dancers By Irina Yakovleva
At Home With The Rolling Stones: Surprising, Charismatic, Scandalous, Intense And Reckless, Here Are The Early Stones As Never Seen Before
The Best Adventure Photography: Exposure 2014
Photographer Karen Jerzyk Paints Entire Rooms A Single Color For Surreal Shots
Nikon Small World Competition 2017 Winners
Photographer Kourtney Roy Makes Eerie Self-Portraits In Desolate Yet Dramatic Locations