Every Star Who Has Had a Marilyn Monroe 'Diamonds' Moment

The pink dress and glittering jewels are so iconic, it's no surprise these stars haven't been able to resist taking them for a spin down the stairs

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Marilyn Monroe, 1953

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There's a reason this scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of the most iconic (and, as you'll see, widely emulated) in movie history: No one breathes "Tiffany! Cartier!"(or wears their diamonds) quite like Marilyn.

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner as Marilyn Monroe
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One of the beauty mogul's many (many) Halloween costumes in 2019 was this spot-on Marilyn recreation done for V magazine.

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Julia Schlaepfer

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Kylie wasn't the only star in a Marilyn mood for Halloween 2019: The Politician star attended a party in the iconic pink getup, while model Winnie Harlow staged a professional photoshoot in her fuchsia gown.

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Camila Cabello, 2018

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Fans couldn't hold back their excitement on social media when the "Havana" singer took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Awards to perform her hit single in a custom Walter Mendez pink satin strapless gown with high slit, matching boots and stacked diamond necklaces to pay homage to Marilyn's iconic performance.

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Ariana Grande, 2016

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Diamonds aren't just a girl's best friend - they're also pretty good pals with a "Dangerous Woman," as Ariana proved when she paired her custom pink Michael Costello gown with a 64-carat, 791-diamond Le Vian necklace and Harry Kotlar diamond studs for her performance at the MTV Movie Awards.

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Blake Lively

Blake Lively as Marilyn Monroe on Gossip Girl Episode 100
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The star did her best Diamonds for a Gossip Girl dream sequence that saw Serena van der Woodsen's Marilyn Monroe competing with Blair Waldorf's Audrey Hepburn for the affection of Penn Badgley's be-suited suitor. (You'll see several other familiar faces in the clip!)

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Madonna, 1985


Madonna's homage to the original "Material Girl" is almost as iconic as Marilyn's original performance - though she takes the concept one step farther by by kicking non-diamond-proffering suitors down the stairs.

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Bethenny Frankel, 2013

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The Real Housewife (at Heidi Klum's Halloween bash) set out to find out, once and for all, whether gentlemen do prefer blondes.

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James Franco, 2011


The actor (serving as Oscars host) disappears into nearly any role - but we think his Marilyn may be a little less than convincing.

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Katie Couric, 2005

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The original Marilyn got a phalanx of tuxedo-wearing actors to dance with her down the stairs. Katie's Today Show Halloween escorts were a superhero-styled Matt Lauer and Al Roker. (Upgrade or downgrade? That's for you to decide.)

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Kylie Minogue, 1999


Kylie's live concert recreation of Marilyn's movie magic is as sparkling as the (presumably faux) jewels she's dripping in.

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Anna Nicole Smith, 2004

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The model drew Marilyn comparisons throughout her life for her peroxide hair, pouty lips and curvy figure, so it stood to reason she'd pose in one of her idol's most iconic looks for PETA and Playboy.

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Nicole Scherzinger, 2007

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The star performed the song for Movies Rock! but put plenty of her own twists on it, from outfitting her dancers in white tuxes to giving it a decidedly different dance breakdown.

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Glee, 2013


You first heard this "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend"/"Material Girl" mashup in Moulin Rouge, but Glee's girls performed the jazzed-up medley wearing their take on the iconic ensemble.

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Paris Hilton, 2008

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It wasn't Halloween, and Paris wasn't performing in any Marilyn tributes. She just stumbled into this lookalike moment. But should we be surprised? After all, she once said "I think every decade has an iconic blonde, like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana, and right now I'm that icon."

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