Monroe as gangster's moll Angela in John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle(1950), one of her first performances to be noted by the critics.
Monroe advertising shampoo in 1953
In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953), one of the films in which Monroe portrayed a sexually attractive and naïve "dumb blonde".
Monroe on the set of Something's Got to Give. She was absent due to illness for most of the production and was fired by Fox in June 1962.
Monroe at the Actors Studio, where she began studying method acting in 1955.
Monroe in 1953
Monroe arriving at a party celebrating Louella Parsons at Ciro's nightclub in May 1953.
With Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and Estelle Winwood in The Misfits. It was last completed film for both Monroe and Gable.
Monroe and Yves Montand in the musical comedy Let's Make Love(1960), which she agreed to make only to fulfill her contract with Fox.
With Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959), for which she won a Golden Globe.