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Marylin Monroe Biopic In The Works: Here's Our Top 5 Marylin Movies

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Cuban actress Ana de Armas appeared in a teaser for Blonde - a biopic covering the glamorous yet tragic life of Hollywood superstar Marylin Monroe. A complicated individual, Monroe was cast in several iconic films throughout her short life - here's our favorite classics from the 50s and 60s.

#5 - All About Eve (1950)

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Image Credits: 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: A timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into  the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends. While Monroe was an unknown in 1950, and only featured in a few scenes,  this film was her introduction to scores of filmgoers. She sure did make a good impression - stealing every shot she was in.

#4 - Don't Bother To Knock (1952)

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Image Credits: 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous. One of Monroe's early films as a sensation, Don't Bother To Knock is a film-noir classic full of great acting and exciting twists and turns.

#3 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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Image Credits: 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: Two showgirls travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by a fiancé's suspicious father as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. This surprisingly subversive film was a roaring box office success in '53. Monroe herself wrote many of the clever 'dumb blonde' lines that made it into the final cut - giving us a ditzy yet cunning character that's still fun to watch today.

#2 - The Seven Year Itch (1955)

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Image Credits: 20th Century Fox

Synopsis: When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbor. The film infamous for Monroe's iconic 'skirt' scene, this fun Billy Wilder classic puts Monroe's instant charisma first and foremost - and perhaps a voice to the dreams of smitten admirers from all over America.

#1 - Some Like It Hot (1959)

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Synopsis: After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Filmed just three years before Monroe's overdose, there's not much to be said about this film that hasn't already been said. Just do yourself a favor, find a copy, and enjoy one of the most timeless comedies ever written.