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January 7, 2012

25 Wonderfully Intimate and Candid Photos of Marilyn Monroe Taken by Eve Arnold

More than any other pinup girl or star of the silver screen, Marilyn Monroe has captivated the minds of an entire generation. With her come-hither stare and womanly figure, she continues to be one of Hollywood's sexiest women. While many photographers captured Monroe's obvious sexuality, Eve Arnold, the only woman to have photographed her extensively, captured some of the most tender images ever seen of the Hollywood starlet.

Following a 1952 photo shoot for Esquire magazine, Monroe and Arnold forged a wonderful friendship. Marilyn Monroe chronicles the six photography sessions that took place over the course of their 10-year bond, including a two-month-long session while Monroe was shooting The Misfits. Here, below is a Eve Arnold's wonderfully intimate and candid collection of images of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.



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