Marilyn Monroe in the movies

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View the most iconic photos of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe

The release of ‘My Week with Marilyn’ on November 25 2011 will again put the spotlight on an actress who was never short of attention during a short but sensational career as an actress in 1950s Hollywood. Here, we flick through the Time Out archives for some classic pictures of Marilyn Monroe on film. By David Jenkins and Anna Smith

3. All About Eve (1950)

Monroe’s agent scored a blinder by campaigning for her casting in the Bette Davis classic about an ageing Broadway star. Monroe played the small role of Miss Caswell, an empty-headed actress, and took 11 takes to nail a scene with Davis. (It’s said that when Davis snapped at her, the young starlet fled the set to throw up). Nonetheless, the critical success of ‘All About Eve’ would prove to be an important stepping stone in the blossoming blonde’s career.

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Browse through our iconic Marilyn Monroe images

Ladies of the Chorus (1948) Asphalt Jungle (1950) All About Eve (1950) Monkey Business (1952) Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Clash By Night (1952) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1952) How to Marry a MIllionaire (1953) Niagara (1953) River of No Return (1954) The Seven Year Itch (1955) Bus Stop (1956) The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) Some Like it Hot (1959) Let's Make Love (1960) The Misfits (1962) My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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