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

13. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

Director and star Laurence Olivier paired up with the American starlet for this 1957 flick produced at Pinewood Studios, causing all sorts of local kerfuffle as seen in ‘My Week With Marilyn’. Olivier portrayed Charles, Prince Regent of Carpathia, whose stiff head was turned by Monroe’s breathy showgirl to fairly underwhelming and overly theatrical effect. It spawned another iconic dress or two, mind you.

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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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