In 1953, Marilyn Monroe's most memorable Hollywood roles were still a few years ahead of her. LIFE recently shared a set of striking portraits by Alfred Eisenstaedt which show the star before she really made it big.
Marilyn Monroe is my IDOL because even tho she was curvy. had thighs and stretch marks. She is known as one of the most beautiful women who have ever lived. She was so honest. confident. brave and beautiful and that just makes me feel better for who I am