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.
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In that shoot, the actress posed for some photos behind a semi-see-through, silky cloth that did little to mask the seductress's beauty. No one would could have possibly known the impact these photos would have on popular culture at the time. In fact, one of the Kelley photos would go on to become Playboy Magazine's first centerfold, and would launch the publication into worldwide consciousness with a total of 54, copies sold. It is so iconic, many fans still prize the highly desired photo on the internet some 50 years later. Unfortunately, Marilyn Monroe would die from a drug overdose less than a year after posing for the Bert Stern photos. Another "birthday suit" episode that occurred shortly before Marilyn Monroe's death was the filming of Something's Got to Give in which the actress unexpectedly traded her skin-colored body suit for, um You can watch the video and see a couple of stills from the film below. Though relatively tame by today's standards, one can only imagine the stirrings on the set during those three days filming? Monroe reportedly ran the film over budget due to her incessant tardiness and absences.
Marilyn Monroe Nudes That Redefined Perceptions of Sex
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.