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Marilyn Monroe: a life in pictures

Marilyn Monroe fitted much into her 36 years - from nude model to Hollywood superstar, the actress married three times, and was never far from controversey.

Her glamorous yet tragic life has led to many portrayals of the star in film, print and art. With the latest - My Week With Marilyn - in cinemas now, we take a look back at Monroe's life in the gallery below.

Compiled by Katie Wright and Stacey Siebritz.

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