Illustrations of Marilyn Monroe, her Stunning Glory and her Personal Tragedy

Illustrations of Marilyn Monroe, her Stunning Glory and her Personal Tragedy

Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Isabel Salvador

Marilyn Monroe and Her Beautiful Illustrations by Different Artists

Who is she, a fabulous and stunning icon of all times? The legend who’s name still represents the legacy of beauty and drama? I know that there are thousands of books written out there describing her life, lots of movies and documentary. The same i can say about art, she has become an inspiration for an endless number of artists. Well, I thought that it might be interesting for you to read some interesting facts about her and to see the illustrations of incredible Merilyn Monroe by great illustrators.

Norma Jean Mortenson and Marylyn Monroe – what is common between them? Obviously, they are united by the fact that these names belong to one human. Perhaps, because of the influence of two names, this extraordinarily and pretty woman had everything in her unfortunately short life: poverty and wealth, great successes and major disappointments, stormy blossom, admiration from millions of people and – early death. Having the incredible beauty and charm, however, she has never been absolutely happy.

Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Ben Heine
Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Ben Heine

”Unchildish” Childhood

Marylyn Monroe was born in 1926. Her mother was rather a windy person, suffered from depressive psychosis, and, that’s why little Norma spent her childhood in orphanages and foster families, where she was subject to sexual harassments twice. By the way, already at that time future, Marilyn knew that she would obligatorily become a star.

Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Claudio Guerra
Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Claudio Guerra

Take off From Aircraft Factory

The breaking point in the life of Norma at that time was the meeting with a photographer, looking for a girl for the photo session. The offer of the photographer to try herself as a photo model was a cherry pie for her as at that time Norma was working at a painting of airplanes in the aircraft factory and her labor obligations were more than earthly and daily. Norma perceived these trials as a “pass to the country of dreams”, having sacrificed her first marriage with Jim Dougherty for the sake of future celebrity.

Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Kim Byungkwan
Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Kim Byungkwan

Marriages and Love-affairs That did not Present the Main Thing

The personal life of Marylyn Monroe was very bright. It is not surprising that having the magic charm and beauty; she was not neglected by men. Three official marriages, love affairs with famous personalities, among them there were photographers, actors, singers, millionaires and even by hearsay brothers Kennedy. But no one from Marylyn’s men realized her main dream – to deliver a child.

illustration by Josh Bryan
Illustration by Josh Bryan

Great Films – Terrible Shooting

Marylyn Monroe is the idol of her time but the joint shooting in cinema strike terror into her colleagues in the profession. The systematic delays for one-two hours or even for a day or two, unlearned texts of roles, a great number of takes, absolute misbehavior were the usual moments at shooting areas of films with her participation. The men-colleagues were not attracted even by romantic scenes with Marylyn as she with her slovenliness killed all positive emotions in them.

marilyn_monroe by Yann Dalon
Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Yann Dalon

The apogee of glory and downhill of life

Marylyn Monroe acted in some tens of films, had the own producing center, was the fighter for rights of poor and black people. She as if was quick to catch everything, anticipating the early death, which caught her in 36 years from an overdose of drowsy. The reasons for the death of Marylyn are not clear until now. There are some versions of what had happened: the suicide at the background of mental disorder, which Marylyn Monroe suffered during last years of life, a medical error (the medicines that Marylyn took were poorly compatible and could lead to the lethal outcome), murder to cease the relations between her brothers Kennedy.

marilyn_monroe by Theo Danella
Marilyn Monroe by Theo Danella

The star that would never fade

Marylyn Monroe is until now considered to be one of the most beautiful women in history. Having lived not long but brightly she became a legend already at life. The destiny presented what many people dream about her – glory, wealth, world celebrity but deprived her of the most natural thing in the life of the woman but impossible in the life of Marylyn – the joy of maternity.

The Collection of the Best Illustrations of Marilyn Monroe by the Greatest Illustrators

marilyn monroe Illustration Leonardo Paciarotti
Marilyn Monroe Illustration by Leonardo Paciarotti
Illustration of Marilyn Monroe by Marian Voicu
American Masters: Marilyn Monroe
Illustartion of Marilyn Monroe
Hayden williams
Fashion Illustration of Marilyn Monroe by Hayden Williams
Marilyn Monroe Tattoo Art
Marilyn Monroe Tattoo Inspired Illustration
Marilyn by jJessibeans
Marilyn Monroe by Jaalondon
Marilyn Monroe by Babydollb


I hope you enjoyed this collection of incredible artworks and the best illustrations of undoubtedly fascinating Marilyn Monroe. Looking forward for your comments below 😉