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Marilyn Monroe's life and persona have been used in film, television, music, the arts, and by other celebrities.





See also: Marilyn in Art Roger Taylor (Ed.), Chaucer Press (2006), ISBN 1-904957-02-1; ISBN 978-1-904957-02-7

See also: Elvis + Marilyn: 2x Immortal Geri DePaoli (Ed.), Rizzoli (1994), ISBN 0-8478-1840-3

Celebrities as Monroe[edit]

Editorial/Political Cartoons[edit]



See also: imdb.com Marilyn Monroe (Character) page

Graphic Novels[edit]



See also: Mondo Marilyn: An Anthology of Fiction and Poetry Richard Peabody and Lucinda Ebersole (Eds), St. Martin's Press (1995), ISBN 0-312-11853-8; ISBN 978-0-312-11853-2

See also: Marilyn: Shades of Blonde Carole Nelson Douglas (ed.), Tor Books (1997), ISBN 0-312-85737-3; ISBN 978-0-312-85737-0

  • Nancy Maniscalco Miracle : From Sardi's to Sicily The Biography of Marilyn Monroe (2013)


Music videos[edit]



See also: Marilyn Monroe by Eve Arnold, Harry N. Abrams (2005), ISBN 0-8109-5933-X; ISBN 978-0-8109-5933-0

See also: Marilyn Monroe and the Camera by Georges Belmont, Te Neues Publishing (2000), ISBN 3-8238-5467-4; ISBN 978-3-8238-5467-8

See also: Marilyn by André de Dienes Steve Crist (Ed.), Taschen (2002), ISBN 3-8228-1199-8; ISBN 978-3-8228-1199-3

See also: LIFE: Remembering Marilyn (2009), ISBN 1-60320-079-7; ISBN 978-1-60320-079-0

See also: The Last Sitting by Bert Stern



  • E!: Sex Symbol of the Century (1999)
  • Empire: Sexiest Female Movie Star (1995)
  • Ladies Home Journal: 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century (1998)
  • People: Sexiest Woman of the Century (1999)
  • Playboy: #1 Sex Star of the Century (1998)
  • Premiere: #2 Greatest Movie Star of All Time (2005)
  • Time: 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century (1998)

Popular culture[edit]


  • Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps: "Angelina's Gift for Ms. Mimi", a gust of wind makes Angelina ape the "subway grate" pose from The Seven Year Itch
  • The Beverly Hillbillies: "The Clampetts Go Hollywood", Elly May glams up as Monroe
  • Cagney & Lacey: "Jane Doe #37", a girl Cagney and Lacey arrest gives her name as "Norma Jean Baker", the name Monroe was known by growing up
  • Clone High: Monroe hangs out at The Grassy Knoll with Nostradamus
  • Criminal Minds: "Reflections of Desire", Garcia quotes Monroe
  • The Critic: "Marathon Mensch", Jay imagines himself as a Monroe impersonator aping the "subway grate" pose from The Seven Year Itch
  • Desperate Housewives: "Excited and Scared", Renée dresses as Monroe from The Seven Year Itch for Halloween
  • Dexter's Laboratory: "Blonde Leading the Blonde", Dexter apes the "subway grate" pose from The Seven Year Itch
  • Doctor Who: "A Christmas Carol", The Doctor becomes engaged to Monroe
  • Elvis: Elvis tells his mother she is more beautiful than Monroe
  • The Ernie Kovacs Show: Edie Adams regularly aped Monroe
  • Frasier: "Room Full of Heroes", Martin, as Joe DiMaggio, references Monroe; Daphne, as Elton John, references "Candle in the Wind"
  • Full House: "Mad Money", Jesse brings home a Monroe impersonator
  • Futurama: "I Dated a Robot", a teenager makes out with "Marilyn Monrobot"
  • Gilligan's Island: "The Producer", Ginger glams up as Monroe
  • Gilmore Girls: "Red Light on the Wedding Night", a waiter at the club Lorelei has her bachelorette party is dressed as Monroe from The Seven Year Itch
  • Golden Girls: "Letters to Gorbachev", Blanche apes "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Growing Pains: "Happy Halloween: Part 2", a character dresses as Monroe
  • Happy Endings: "Spooky Endings", Alex dresses as Monroe from The Seven Year Itch for a Halloween party
  • Hart of Dixie: "Walkin' After Midnight", Lemon dresses as Monroe from The Seven Year Itch for a Halloween party
  • The Honeymooners: "A Woman's Work Is Never Done", Ralph references Monroe
  • I Love Lucy: "Ricky's Movie Offer", Lucy and Ethel think the script sent to Ricky has a Monroe-type part in it, and ask Fred which one of them looks more like her; Lucy glams up as Monroe
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians: "Paparazzi & Papas", Khloé asks her grandmother's prospective dates if they like Monroe
  • Jessie: "Ghost Bummer", Jessie dresses as Monroe for Halloween [89]
  • Last Man Standing: "Adrenaline", Mike references Monroe on his Webcast
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent: "Bombshell", a prescription bottle found by Logan and Wheeler is made out to Monroe's birth name, Norma Mortensen; Merritt references Monroe
  • Love, Marilyn
  • Mad Men:
    • "Maidenform", Monroe and Jackie Kennedy inspire the agency's campaign for Playtex
    • "Six Month Leave", Monroe's death affects Hollis, Joan, and the office girls
  • Married... with Children: "It's a Bundyful Life", Al asks his guardian angel if Monroe is laughing at him because he caved to Peg's demand that he toss out his Playboys
  • M*A*S*H: "Bombshells", Hawkeye and Charles start a rumor that Monroe is coming to the 4077 to thank the staff for caring for her cousin
  • The Name's the Same:
    • "November 19, 1952", a contestant's actual name is Marilyn Monroe
    • "January 12, 1954", two contestants' actual names are Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
    • "June 22, 1954", Van Johnson's "secret wish" is for Marilyn to sit on his lap
    • "August 31, 1954", Charles Coburn's "secret wish" is to dance the rumba with Monroe as he did in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • NCIS:
    • "Kill Ari, Part 1", DiNozzo has Caitlin ape the "subway grate" pose from The Seven Year Itch in his fantasy
    • "Minimum Security", Ducky tells Abby his mother wears nothing to bed but Chanel No. 5 ever since Monroe said it's the only thing she wears to bed
    • "Witch Hunt", Abby dresses as Monroe from The Seven Year Itch for Halloween
  • Nip/Tuck: "Joyce & Sharon Monroe", two Look-alikes want to look more like Monroe
  • One Tree Hill: "Pictures of You", Brooke impersonates Monroe for a class assignment
  • Phil Spector: Spector speculates on Monroe's death during his first meeting with Linda
  • Quantum Leap: "Goodbye Norma Jean", Sam leaps into the body of Monroe's chauffeur
  • Quincy, M.E.: "A Star Is Dead", Quincy investigates the death of a Monroe-like movie star
  • The Real Ghostbusters: "Janine, You've Changed", Janine insinuates that she has claimed Monroe
  • Roseanne: "Skeleton in the Closet", Nancy dresses as Monroe for the diner's Halloween party
  • Saturday Night Live:
    • Teri Garr played Monroe with Joe Piscopo as John F. Kennedy (Season 9, Episode 5)
    • Mary Gross played Monroe as a recurring character (1981–1985)
    • Madonna played Monroe (Season 11, Episode 1)
      • aped "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" (Season 18, Episode 11)
    • Charlize Theron as Monroe with Jimmy Fallon as Joe DiMaggio (Season 26, Episode 4)
  • Saved by the Bell: "Slater's Sister", Zack references Monroe
  • Seinfeld: "The Note", George references Monroe after Kramer claims he saw Joe DiMaggio in Dinky Donuts
  • The Simpsons:
    • "The Homer They Fall", a picture of Monroe is on a jacket
    • "Rosebud", Smithers imagines Mr. Burns singing "Happy Birthday to You" to him à la "Happy Birthday, Mr. President"
      • a photo slide of Mr. Burns shows him aping the "subway grate" pose from The Seven Year Itch
    • "Thirty Minutes over Tokyo" features a Monroe robot
    • "Treehouse of Horror XIV", Professor Frink tells Bart and Lisa that his father "worked on the atom bomb by day, slept with [Monroe] by night, and sold secrets to the Russians at lunch"
    • Moe apes the "subway grate" pose from The Seven Year Itch on Disk 4 of the Season 6 DVD set menu
    • Dr. Marvin Monroe's original first name was Marilyn
  • Smash: Main plot concerns the planning of a Broadway musical about Monroe
  • Sordid Lives: The Series: "The Fall and Rise of Brother Boy", Ty is shown Monroe's ukulele from Some Like It Hot
  • Warehouse 13: "Love Sick", Monroe's hairbrush, an artifact in the warehouse, turns hair platinum blonde when used
  • What's My Line?: "August 21, 1960", mystery guest Buddy Hackett signs in as "Marilyn Monroe"
  • Zoey 101: "Haunted House", Zoey dresses as Monroe for Halloween

See also: imdb.com Marilyn Monroe (Character) page


See also[edit]


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