Marilyn Monroe can without a doubt be considered one of Hollywood’s sex symbols, but Michelle Williams claims portraying the sultry late star doesn’t seem to have long-lasting effects.
On Monday’s Piers Morgan Tonight, the host asked the actress, who stars in My Week with Marilyn, if the role has made her feel totally sexy.
“Honestly, no. When all that comes off — the hair, the wig, the costume — there’s a strange in-between person underneath,” she explained. “You know, maybe in those moments like in the bathtub or at the scene with the school boys, but not in everyday life.”
As a young Monroe, the 31-year-old star had to squeeze her curves into very, very tight clothes — and the result, according to costar Kenneth Branagh, was otherworldly.
“Seeing Michelle walk the first time was quite fun because it looked like she was like a sort of floating on air, she was like a hovercraft,” Branagh, 50, told Us Weekly at Sunday’s NYC premiere of the film, hosted by Quintessentially. “Her knees seemed to be welded together in this dress that simply didn’t allow a human being to put one foot in front of the other, and so it seemed like she started levitating.”
One lucky lady may get one heck of a holiday gift this year. Marilyn Monroe’s diamond wedding band from Joe DiMaggio will be auctioned in December, reports the Los Angeles Times.
The platinum eternity band set with 35 baguette-cut diamonds will be sold through auction house Profiles in History, and will be included in December’s Hollywood icons sale.
The ring is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $500,000.
Baseball great DiMaggio gave the bling to Monroe at their January 14, 1954 civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. They divorced less than a year later.
Other items to be auctioned in the sale include Judy Garland’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” – estimated at $2 million to $3 million – and an original nude painting of Monroe.
The auction house will be announcing more items shortly, as well as the location of the sale, which is taking place December 15-17.
It’s the 49th death anniversary of Marilyn Monroe, a Golden Globe Award-winning American-Norwegian actress, who had become one of the most popular Hollywood movie stars of the 1950s and early 1960s. Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, she was later baptized Norma Jeane Baker.
Norma Jeane spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages until 1937, when she moved in with family friend Grace McKee Goddard. Unfortunately, when Grace’s husband was transferred to the East Coast in 1942, the couple couldn’t afford to take 16-year-old Norma Jeane with them.
On June 19, 1942 she wed her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty, whom she had been dating for six months. By all accounts Norma Jeane loved Jimmy, and they were happy together until he joined the Merchant Marines and was sent to the South Pacific in 1944. After Jimmy left, Norma Jeane took a job on the assembly line at the Radio Plane Munitions factory in Burbank, California. Several months later, photographer David Conover saw her while taking pictures of women contributing to the war effort for Yank magazine. He couldn’t believe his luck. READ MORE.