Marilyn Monroe died more than 50 years ago but she’s still a celebrated pop icon. Although she’s mainly known for beauty and work in films, she also had several impressive moments in music.
The first time Monroe appeared in a film was in 1947’s Dangerous Years but it wasn’t until her comedic roles that she became a household name. By the early 50s, Monroe was a huge Hollywood star. Then came Gentleman Prefer Blondes and The Seven Year Itch, two of her most beloved films.
The blonde bombshell’s most celebrated movies all have one thing in common: music. She made her characters even more endearing (and sometimes even sexier) with musical numbers like Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend. To celebrate Monroe’s birthday, we’re reminiscing over 10 of her best musical moments.