Marilyn Monroe In Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe In Some Like It Hot

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic actresses of all time, whose star shines as brightly today as it did at the height of her fame.

This week sees her return to the big screen as Some Like It Hot - one of her most famous movies - is being re-released.

To celebrate the return of this true cinema icon, we take a look at some of her most memorable movie moments.

- The Seven Year Itch: White Dress Subway Moment

The Seven Year Itch was released back in 1955, in what was a decade of great movies for the actress.

However, The Seven Year Itch remains one of her most iconic roles because of one unforgettable moment... of course I am talking about Monroe standing over a subway grate in that white dress.

That billowing dress moment is an iconic one, and has become one of the most enduring images of Monroe over the years.

- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Musical Number

Marilyn Monroe graced the big screen in 1953, when she starred alongside Jane Russell in comedy/musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes allowed Monroe to show off her singing skills with a fantastic rendition of Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend.

Not only is that one of the most recognised film musical numbers of all time, but that pink dress in which she performed is another of her most memorable costumes.

- How To Marry A Millionaire: Girls Who Wear Glasses Scene

How To Marry A Millionaire was another great movie that Monroe starred in during the fifties - it was released back in 1953.

This was another comedy role where Monroe just shone, as she starred alongside Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall.

The Girl Who Wear Glasses scene is another moment of Monroe being at her comedic and innocent best. I think she looks fantastic in a pair of specs!!!

- Seven Year Itch: Chopsticks

We return to the Seven Year Itch for another great musical number from Monroe.

This time around, Monroe teams up with co-star Tom Ewell to play chopsticks on the piano.

- Some Like It Hot: Jello On Springs

Seeing as Some Like It Hot is being re-released this week, we couldn't not have a scene from the film on the countdown.

The movie sees Monroe star alongside Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis - who are pretending to be women to avoid the mod.

While Lemmon and Curtis are struggling to walk in their high heels in this scene, Monroe shows them just how it is done.

Some Like It Hot is re-released on 18th July.


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  1. by Hannah 19th Jul 2014 11:16

    I love Marilyn Monroe, and her career is littered with great big screen moments. The Some Like It Hot scene where she is walking down the platform in her heels is one that really does stick in the mind.

  2. by Lisa 19th Jul 2014 11:17

    Great to see the glasses scene from How To Marry A Millionaire in there, as it really is Monroe at her innocent best. I love all of these moments as these are such terriifc films. Would... Read More

  3. by Mrs Johnny Depp 19th Jul 2014 11:33

    You really cannot beat a bit of Marilyn Monroe, not only is she one of the greatest screen icons of all time, but she is also one of the most enduring: we will still be talking about her in another fifty or sixty years time. The most iconic image of this actress from me is the white dress in The Seven Year Itch - it really was a piece of iconic and unforgettable cinema. She made some fantastic films during her career, and I am glad that they are still enjoyed by so many people. Great to see a piece on her and Some Like It Hot on the site!!!!