Lady Gaga celebrates Marilyn Monroe’s birthday with retro beauty.
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This year has been a big one for the lovely Marilyn Monroe. From silver screen adaptations of her life to her unmistakable visage adorning the walls of pop stars’ homes, the ultimate icon of Old Hollywood glamour has risen to a new height of ubiquity over the past 365 days. Always a classic and constantly lauded for her voluptuous womanliness and on-point beauty game, Marilyn is a fashion mainstay, but this year has been particularly good to her. Today, we celebrate her date of birth along with one of Monroe’s biggest fans, Lady Gaga.
Gaga tweeted a birthday greeting for the movie star, saying “#HappyBirthdayMarilyn They’ll never take our blonde hair and lipstick,” and attaching a black-and-white picture of herself in platinum pin curls and a dramatic, dark lip. Gaga completes the Marilyn look with soft eye makeup set off by strong, sculpted brows – a hallmark for both Marilyn and the era from whence she came. Mother Monster skips the faux beauty mark, leaving that one up to Marilyn herself, and poses for the camera with lips slightly parted and, of course, miles and miles of luminous skin.