Marilyn Monroe Wannabes

Celebrity Style Jun. 1, 2011 AT 11:27AM
Marilyn Monroe Wannabes Credit: Ron Galella/WireImage; BBC Films; Jason Merritt/Getty

She taught the world that diamonds are a girl's best friend!

Marilyn Monroe also had a lasting effect on Hollywood. The late icon, who would've turned 85 on Wednesday, has been emulated by stars like Madonna, Mariah Carey and Michelle Williams.

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"I just feel a connection with Marilyn Monroe," the late Anna Nicole Smith said. "I just love her. I just completely feel what she went through." (Both women died of drug overdoses -- Monroe at 36, Smith at 39.)

Megan Fox even paid tribute to the blonde bombshell with a tattoo on her right forearm. "I really admire Marilyn Monroe, but I would never try to emulate her," Fox said. "I got the tattoo as a warning. It warns me not to let myself be treated so badly by the film industry that it breaks me down."

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Lindsay Lohan named her leggings line 6126 in honor of her icon's birthday: June 1, 1926. Mariah Carey even named her daughter Monroe in honor of the star.

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