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Marilyn Monroe in her own words

1 June would have been Marilyn Monroe's 86th birthday - a concept that's hard to imagine for a woman who captivated a generation of fans with her voluptuous figure and come-hither allure.

Yet, for someone whose buxom blonde appeal was prized above her films, Marilyn certainly had a lot to say for herself - both on and off-screen. That's why Stylist have to decided to celebrate Marilyn's birthday by quoting history's most iconic sex icon in her own words, alongside a stunning collection of images from throughout her short life.

Click on the images below to launch our gallery of Marilyn's most famous quotes.



Rare Marilyn images on view


Marilyn Monroe: a life in pictures


Cannes' Marilyn tribute



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