The evolution of Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jeane Mortenson to Marilyn Monroe: 1926 – 1962.

I couldn’t fit all the pictures on one line, so you’ll need to look at the dates and each set of 3 picture boxes makes a “U” to follow the correct chronological order.




Beauty Icon ~ Fran Jeffries

~ Fran Jeffries ~

Singer, actress, and model Fran Jeffries.




The picture above is a scene from the 1964 film The Pink Panther in which Jeffries had a minor role.  In this scene she dances seductively while singing the song “Meglio Stasera (It Had Better Be Tonight).”  It is a great scene and Jeffries looks absolutely gorgeous.

You can view a YouTube clip of Jeffries singing “Meglio Stasera” in The Pink Panther (1964) here.

Learn more about Fran Jeffries here.

Beauty Icon ~ Diana Dors

~ Diana Dors ~

The beautiful actress Diana Dors circa the 1950’s.  Notice that the same eyeliner technique that Marilyn Monroe used to make her eyes look bigger (lower eyeliner dips down at outer corner of eyes) is used on Dors in this picture.


Learn more about Diana Dors here.

Spotlight: Michael Jackson

~ Michael Jackson ~

Michael Jackson, circa 1984, photographed by Lynn Goldsmith.  Goldsmith took this photo of Jackson at the Disney Epcot Center during the Jacksons’ Victory tour.  This is one of my favorite pictures of Jackson.  I love the black sequined blazer with the skinny pink tie.

([copyright: Lynn Goldsmith] source)

Learn more about Michael Jackson here.

Elizabeth Taylor ~ Red Lips and a Black Suit

Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Mark Shaw, circa 1956.  Taylor’s hairstyle and makeup look gorgeous in this picture! I love how Taylor’s bright red lips pop in contrast to her dark hair and black suit.