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Marilyn got her start as a model in the mid-1940s, frequently posing for pin-up magazines.

Always the bombshell, Marilyn went up to bat for a 20th Century Fox Studio baseball game in heels.

Donning a hot pink gown and dripping in jewels, Marilyn represented gold diggers everywhere with her performance of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

For her surprise wedding to Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio in 1954, Marilyn chose a simple black suit with white mink trim.

The star dazzled troops in Korea in a form-fitting glittery dress.

The most iconic moment of the star's career came during the filming of 1955's The Seven Year Itch. The image of Marilyn, standing over a subway grate while her white halter dress billows around her, caused an international sensation—and even contributed to the demise of her marriage to DiMaggio.

In her private life, Marilyn favored more modest looks than the ones she wore as part of her bombshell public image.

Looking like the perfect '50s housewife with her third husband, playwright Arthur Miller.

To play a divorcée in the western drama The Misfits, Marilyn was often seen wearing a joutfit—but she managed to glam it up for the film, too.