Five celebs inspired by Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe died 53 years ago today at only 36-years-old, but her famous blonde hair and red lipstick look has never gone out of style. Here is a handful of stars who have tried to recreate the look – though we’re not sure if anyone will ever pull it off as well as Marilyn herself!

Gwen Stefani
The singer admitted that she is such a fan of the late star, that she found out how often she did her roots: “I do my roots as often as Marilyn Monroe did hers. I'm serious. I found out.”

Christina Aguilera
Christina has had some ker-AZY hairstyles over the years, but our favourite has to be her platinum blonde hair with red lipstick.

Michelle Williams
The actress portrayed Marilyn in the film My Week With Marilyn, and we don’t think they could have chosen anyone better to play the role. She looked amazing!

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga dressed up as Marilyn to celebrate the actress’s birthday in 2011 and shared the photo on Twitter saying: “Happy birthday, Marilyn. They'll never take our blonde hair and lipstick.”

In her music video for ‘Pour It Up’, Rihanna dressed up as Marilyn. Her song ‘Love Without Tragedy’ also pays tribute to the star with the lyrics: “Red lipstick, rose petals, heartbreak, I was his Marilyn Monroe.”