Marilyn Monroe - Portrayals


Monroe has been portrayed by:

  • Misty Rowe in Goodbye Norma Jeane (a highly fictionalized telling of Marilyn's early years) (1976)
  • Lorenzo Ferrero in the opera Marilyn (1979)
  • Catherine Hicks in Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)
  • Constance Forslund in This Year's Blonde (1980)
  • Susan Griffiths in a fictionalized biopic Marilyn & Me (1991)
  • Melody Anderson in Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993)
  • By Ashley Judd as the younger Marilyn (who constantly appears as an illusion to the older Marilyn thorought the film), and by Mira Sorvino as the older Marilyn in a movie about a fictional account of Monroe's life called Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
  • Mariah Carey in her music video "I Still Believe" (1998)
  • Barbara Niven in The Rat Pack (1998)
  • Poppy Montgomery in Blonde (2001)
  • Holly Beavon in James Dean (2001)
  • Sophie Monk in The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004)
  • Charlotte Sullivan in The Kennedys (2011)
  • Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn (2011)
  • Naomi Watts will portray Monroe in another adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates' book in a film also called Blonde (2012). It is unknown if it will premiere on TV or be released to theaters.
  • Susan Griffiths is a Marilyn Monroe impersonator who has portrayed Monroe, or an intentional look-alike, in several films and television series, including the 1994 film Pulp Fiction (a look-alike waitress), Quantum Leap, Dark Skies, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Timecop.
  • Suzie Kennedy impersonated Marilyn Monroe in the Italian movie Io & Marilyn (2009) and in the episode Who Killed Marilyn Monroe? (2003) of the TV series Revealed
  • Megan Hilty, later Uma Thurman and finally Katharine McPhee, in the TV series Smash. Hilty plays the role of Ivy Lynn, a veteran actress who receives the role of Marilyn in the fictional musical based on her life entitled "Bombshell." Thurman plays the role of Rebecca Duvall, a movie actress who later obtains the role after it's decided they need a star to get the musical off the ground. McPhee plays the role of Karen Cartwright, a chorus girl who becomes Duvall's understudy and finally lands the role by the end of the first season. (2012)
  • Laura Aikin in Robin de Raaff's opera, Waiting for Miss Monroe (2012)

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