Perhaps one of the most iconic Hollywood stars ever, Marylin Monroe helped to define an era like no other star could, as evidenced by the timeless photographs that captured the star during the 1950s and 60s.
Despite being extensively photographed by LIFE Magazine throughout her career, many images remained unpublished for decades. Now, an incredible gallery of unseen photographs from Life Magazine have been published.
The images were taken during the early career of Monroe, well before she would become the cultural icon she is best remember for today, offering a remarkable view of the star before the height of her fame.
Back then, she was simply a young, aspiring actress happy to be captured on film. It’s a refreshing collection of photographs that highlight the start of what would go on to be a legendary career the ended all too soon.