Movies that starred the beautiful Marilyn Monroe

It would not be wrong to say that there has never been anyone like her and there never will be.

Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, actress Marilyn Monroe was famous for her comedic blonde bombshell characters. The most beautiful and effervescent star of the 1950s, Monroe went on to become one of the most popular sex symbols and remained so till the early 1960s. In her career, the actress not only gave audiences some of the most iconic roles but also wooed people with her simple beauty. Here are some actress Marilyn Monroe movies that one must watch.

Ladies of the Chorus

This 1948 musical romance film was directed by Phil Karlson. The film has actors Adele Jergens and Rand Brooks, besides Marilyn Monroe. The film is based on a story by Sauber and is Monroe’s first major role in her career. The plot of the film revolves around Peggy Martin and her mother Mae. Both of them work as burlesque chorus girls. Soon after star Bubbles LaRue quits, the stage manager asks Mae to perform a special number.

As Young as You Feel

This 1951 comedy film has actors Monty Woolley and David Wayne, besides Marilyn Monroe who has a small role to play. Directed by Harmon Jones, the plot of the film starts when printer John R. Hodges is forced to retire at age 65 because of a company policy. Angered, he decides to take some action about it and colors his hair black, posing to be Harold P. Cleveland, the president of his former employer’s parent company. After this, he does an inspection tour of his old workplace. From here the fun of the movie begins.

Henry’s Full House

This 1952 anthology film comprises five films, each of which is based on a story by O. Henry. Each story was directed by directors taking from five screenplays with different authors. The film is narrated by author John Steinbeck.

There’s No Business Like Show Business

This 1954 musical comedy-drama film has an ensemble cast, comprising Ethel Merman, Donald O’Connor, and Mitzi Gaynor, besides Marilyn Monroe. The film is based on a story by Lamar Trotti and is set in 1919. The film shows the ups and downs in the careers of the husband-and-wife vaudeville team, Terence and Molly Donahue.

Some other Marilyn Monroe movies are Seven Sirens, Dangerous Years, Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, Love Nest, Let’s Make It Legal, Clash by Night, We’re Not Married!, Don’t Bother to Knock, Monkey Business, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, The Prince and the Showgirl, Some Like It Hot, Let’s Make Love, The Misfits, and Something’s Got to Give.

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