2012 is a monumental year for Marilyn Monroe as it marks the 50th anniversary of the blonde bombshell's untimely death, while Friday marked what would have been her 86th birthday. While she may be gone, she is certainly not forgotten! Many stars also paid tribute to the late actress on Twitter, tweeting her birthday wishes.
Lady Gaga tweeted her well wishes saying, "#HappyBirthdayMarilyn? They'll never take our blonde hair and lipstick." She also included a picture of herself imitating the sex symbol. Gaga is able to pull off so many different looks, so it is no surprise that she was able to imitate Marilyn effortlessly.
Nicki Minaj tweeted, "Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe!!!!!!! *blows kiss* *winks*"
Mariah Carey also tweeted about Marilyn's birthday saying, "Today we celebrate the life of the beloved iconic legend Marilyn Monroe, who continues to inspire generation after generation."
The sex symbol has become such a fixture in pop culture that many stars have paid tribute to her at one time or another. She has influenced a number of current Hollywood starlets and her iconic photo shoots have been recreated with her in mind. It is easy to see Marilyn's inspiration ring through even today.
Which star do you think has emulated Marilyn the best? Was it Lindsay Lohan remaking the "last sitting" photo shoot, or did Michelle Williams do a better job at portraying the blonde bombshell in the recent film My Week With Marilyn? Or, perhaps Lady Gaga's simple black and white photo does it best? What do you think?
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