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October 16, 2014

Marilyn Monroe Look-a-Like Competitions in the UK From the Late 1950s

Having a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like competition in 1958 was not something out of the ordinary, considering that the Hollywood diva was in the prime of her career and she was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. Arguably, she still holds the title today.

Marilyn Monroe look-a-like competition in Hastings, UK, ca. 1958.

Monroe competition at Newquay. Women taking part in a Marilyn Monroe look alike contest, September 1958.

This Marilyn Monroe look-a-like competition took place in Hastings, UK, in 1958, proving that unlike her rivals Liz Taylor and Betty Brosmer, she was famous and loved worldwide, especially in the UK and Japan.

Contestants in the competition – Bognor Regis, 12th July 1960, Sussex, UK

These pictures show just how much women wanted to be like Marilyn Monroe, mainly because men from the 1950s and ’60s couldn’t imagine a more beautiful, voluptuous and sensual woman.

Every man wanted her and every woman wanted to be Marilyn Monroe, and the closest they ever got to their dream was a look-a-like competition. This applies to most of the men, as well as for most of the women.



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