Marilyn Monroe: which actresses played the icon before Ana de Armas on Netflix?

Before Ana de Armas in the film “Blonde” on Netflix, which actresses also played the legendary Marilyn Monroe in the cinema?

Adaptation of the eponymous novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde by Andrew Dominik offers us a dive inside the very myth of Marilyn Monroe, the embodiment of Hollywood glamor but whose beauty hid many intimate flaws. An uncompromising film, delivered in its raw state, and whose subversive nature of certain scenes led to a ban on Netflix for those under 18.

Slipping into the skin of the most famous actress in the world would not be easy for any actress, but the challenge nevertheless seems to have been taken up by Ana de Armas. The 34-year-old actress is however not the first to have lent her features to Marilyn, since the latter has been the subject of several biopics in the past, in the cinema heard, but also on television.

Find out which other actresses played Marilyn Monroe before Ana de Armas in the film Blonde, to discover now exclusively on Netflix!

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Twenty years before the Netflix movie, a first adaptation of the novel Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates originated on television, as a mini-series; the role of Marilyn Monroe was then given to actress Poppy Montgomery, well known to fans of the Unforgettable series.


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Canadian actress Charlotte Sullivan played Marilyn Monroe in the miniseries The Kennedys, charting the mad rise of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Greg Kinnear) from his election in 1960 to his assassination on November 22, 1963.



Dedicated to the youth of Norma Jean Baker, before she became Marilyn Monroe, the TV movie Norma Jean & Marilyn saw Ashley Judd incarnate the character in her young years, while the role of Marilyn was entrusted to Mira Sorvino.



TV actress Misty Rowe played Marilyn Monroe in Goodbye Norma Jean, a TV movie shot fourteen years after her death.



Several years before landing the main role of the series Seven at home, Catherine Hicks lent her features to Marilyn Monroe in the television movie Marilyn, an unfinished life, adapted from the biography published in 1974 by the American writer Norman Mailer.

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