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Actresses Who Dressed Up as Marilyn Monroe

The 1950s bombshell model and actress has been the subject of many a Halloween costume

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For the Met Gala this year, Kim K carefully slipped on the actual dress worn by Marilyn Monroe when she famously sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy.

 Kim Kardashian

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The singer paid tribute to the original “Material Girl” with a show-stopping pink satin gown dripping in diamonds (duh!). 

Madonna

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The supermodel could’ve fooled us in this scary-accurate Marilyn costume that she wore on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1996. 

Cindy Crawford

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The My Week with Marilyn actress scored an Oscar nomination and won a Golden Globe Award for her role in the 2011 film.

Michelle Williams

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 "I think every decade has an iconic blonde, like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana,” the heiress and early-aughts royalty once said, “and right now, I'm that icon."

Paris Hilton

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One of the makeup mogul’s glamorous Halloween costumes in 2019 was this picture-perfect Marilyn recreation for V magazine.

Kylie Jenner

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The model — whose bombshell good looks have often been compared to Marilyn’s — dressed as an undead version of the 1950s starlet for Halloween. 

Kate Upton

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Before she made it big as an actress, Judd starred as Norma Jean — aka Marilyn Monroe before she was famous — in the 1996 HBO original movie Norma Jean and Marilyn.

Ashley Judd

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Actresses who played Marilyn Monroe on screen

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