Rihanna purchased a $160,000 Marilyn Monroe portrait made entirely of Swarovski crystals.
Created by U.K. artist Claire Milner especially for Ri-Ri, the art piece took four months to finish, measures 5 by 5 feet, is covered in 65,000 crystals, and weighs 182 pounds. Wow!
VANESSA PARADIS cites Marilyn Monroe as one of her all-time life inspirations. The actress – who is currently promoting her latest film, Café de Flore – is known for being one of France’s treasured exports, but her success doesn’t stop her from having her own personal heroes.
“When I was really young, I think I was six years old, I found this book on my parents’ book shelf and it was these pictures, I hadn’t seen movies of her – and I got really mesmerised by this beautiful deep soul,” she told W. “And then I started to see the movies and listen to the records and I listened to her singing. And we never speak of how great a singer she was. She had an amazing voice. Everyone always talked about her beauty, her dramatic life. She had an amazing jazz voice. She was the one for me and she still is.”
Eva Longoria says Marilyn Monroe is her ultimate style icon.
The former ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress is a huge fan of the late blonde beauty as she just oozed beauty and sex appeal.
She said: ”Marilyn Monroe had that certain something. She never changed her look, and even after her death that blonde hair with the red lips is still glamorous and beautiful. But it’s also what she exuded – she was electrifying and you couldn’t wait to see what she did next and who she was with. She just had this essence about her that was beautiful.”
In a recent interview Blake Lively said she pretends to be Marilyn Monroe when she walks the red carpet.
“I have insecurities like any girl. I used to be really shy and unconfident. I hated being tall. Walking the red carpet is so scary, so I pretend to be Marilyn Monroe – someone who owned their sexuality and projected this incredible aura of self-confidence,”
This photo was taken in September, 1953 – photographer Milton Greene captured Marilyn Monroe lounging in a tree in the hills of Los Angeles, California for an article on “Hollywood Stars” in Look magazine.