Before Kim Kardashian , Kendall Jenner , Bella Hadid , and literally every other celebrity in were freeing their nipples, the women of Old Hollywood had it covered. Or rather, uncovered. As we all know, nipples are nothing to be ashamed of and everyone has them, so all the high fives to these throwback stars—from Marilyn Monroe to Rita Hayworth. This particular image was taken in —again, a pretty conservative time. British singer Marianne Faithfull freed the nipple in a lovely floral blouse that we can definitely see the likes of Gigi and Bella wearing circa right now. The was Marilyn's final shoot before her death, and is called The Last Sitting as a result. Photographer Bert Stern got the actress to agree to pose nude, using props and accessories instead of clothes.
The Story Behind the Most Iconic Nude Photos of Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe Nudes That Redefined Perceptions of Sex
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. With her platinum blonde hair and signature red lipstick, Marilyn Monroe who would almost have been a centenarian by now is easily one of the most iconic old Hollywood celebrities of all time. However, only a few know what the actress looked like before she was famous. Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, Monroe had a tough childhood. She moved from one foster home to another, going through traumatic experiences in almost all of them. She was sexually abused and even started developing a stutter. Everything changed in when Monroe was working in a military factory where she was introduced to a photographer from the U.
Nowadays, it is really hard to discern something natural and real from the edited, altered and photoshopped. It has been speculated that the famous actress did have some plastic surgery performed on her chin and possibly her nose, despite popular belief. Either way, every talk of her photos stirs up controversy and much attention to this day, proving that some stars shine bright even long after they are gone. As difficult as it may seem to fathom, regarding the modern trends, sex used to be considered quite a taboo subject in Los Angeles. When Monroe met the photographer responsible for the iconic pictures, Tom Kelley , she was reportedly late with her rent payments and had her car in repossession. May 27, , two hours session with the photographer Tom Kelley and one of the most important images of modern culture were made.
Famous for playing comedic " blonde bombshell " characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the s and early s and was emblematic of the era's changing attitudes towards sexuality. Monroe was born and raised in Los Angeles. She spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at age She was working in a factory as part of the war effort during World War II when she met a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to short-lived film contracts with 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures. After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in late She faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photos before she became a star, but the story did not damage her career and instead resulted in increased interest in her films.