Monday, 16 July 2012

The Last Ten Films Of Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe made her film debut in 1947 in the film Dangerous Years. She would spend the next six years paying her dues as a second tier actress in such films as The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and All About Eve (1950). All this changed in 1953, when she starred in the box office hits Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How To Marry A Millionaire (not to mention appearing in the first issue of Playboy magazine). From then on she was a superstar; a top billed actress and a style icon to millions of women. This period, 1953 until her death in 1962, she only made ten films. Here is a quick look at the films starring Marilyn Monroe the superstar:

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953): Two singers take a boat cruise to Paris. Co-starring Jane Russell, this is the movie where Marilyn sings Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend.

How To Marry A Millionaire (1953): Three women on the prowl for millionaire husbands. Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall are the other two women. Second from last film appearance of William Powell.

River Of No Return (1954): Western featuring Marilyn rafting down a river with Robert Mitchum.

There's No Business Like Show Business (1954): All-star musical also starring Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor and Mitzi Gaynor.

The Seven Year Itch (1955): Middle aged husband and father is tempted by a beautiful woman while his family is away. This film has the iconic scene of Marilyn having her dress blown up by a steam vent.

Bus Stop (1956): Romance between a rodeo cowboy and a singer.

The Prince And The Showgirl (1957): Laurence Olivier co-stars as a prince who romances...well, a showgirl. The recent movie My Week With Marilyn (starring Michelle Williams) is set during the making of this film.

Some Like It Hot (1959): Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis dress as women to hide from mobsters.

Let's Make Love (1960): Marilyn's last comedy musical, co-starring Yves Montand.

The Misfits (1961): Last movie for both Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable.

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