Marilyn Monroe in the movies
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
2. Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Graduating from the chorus line (but still a relative unknown in celebrity terms), Monroe’s best early film sees her in a small but crucial supporting role in John Huston’s scintillating early noir concerning a trio of thieves planning to pull off a ‘perfect’ million dollar diamond heist. Monroe plays – surprise, surprise – the gorgeous mistress of Louis Calhern’s duplicitous lawyer, and even though her role was so minor she didn’t even get on the poster, she has enough screen time to prove she was no two-bit showgirl.