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

14. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Widely regarded as Monroe’s finest film, this gender-bending classic teamed the blonde bombshell with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon for two hours of comedy gold. Her Little-Miss-Innocent act worked perfectly for the role of Sugar, the singer unwittingly harbouring two dragged-up fellas in her band, while misunderstanding-blighted romances brought further humour and heart. She wanted to be loved by you, and in this film, she certainly was.

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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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