Favorite Actresses of the 50’s ~ Marilyn Monroe ~ #10

08 Mar

She was beautiful, voluptuous, sexy, and one of the hottest actresses in the 1950’s. With her appearing in 23 films in the 1950’s, Marilyn soon became one of the, if not the most celebrated actresses of all time. It wasn’t due to her outstanding acting ability, which in all honesty wasn’t that bad at all, but due to her personality and sex symbol image.

She made apperances in All About Eve in 1950, As Young as You Feel in 1951, Don’t Bother to Knock and Monkey Business in 1952; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and How to Marry a Millionaire in 1953; Then came the big roles that catapulted her even further upward as well as into a downward spiral, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like it Hot and Bus Stop.

Unfortunately she became an even bigger star and legend due to her untimely death after filming what some say was her greatest role of her career, matched with the greatest leading man of all time, Clark Gable in The Misfits.

11 responses to “Favorite Actresses of the 50’s ~ Marilyn Monroe ~ #10

  1. Iconista

    July 5, 2009 at 1:48 am

    So glad you’ve got Thelma on your list!

  2. Megan

    February 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Marilyn Monroe is my idol. She was beautiful and had an amazing personality.

  3. dontlikeyou

    June 14, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    i dont like thelma…

  4. IY

    October 14, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Marilyn is only #10? Should be in the top 3. She is probably the most famous and recognizable actress of all time. Partly due to her tragic life and conclusion, but she was a great actress – 7 year itch, bus stop, some like it hot… she wasnt all looks. she had talent.

  5. MEE

    November 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Because She was the BIGGEST slut

  6. Guggiggyg

    January 15, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Good article but I think Marilyn Monroe should have been first, personally I think she was way better then Elizabeth Talyor.

  7. joyce sippel

    February 27, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Yeah Thelma!

  8. IAmTheMoviesILove

    May 12, 2012 at 1:10 am

    I know this is a bit off-topic, but I just have to add that I love Rosemary Clooney! I know she’s known more as a singer than an actress, but she had great acting ability! She only stared in 4 films—one of them being the ever-popular White Christmas! I think she is # 1 most beautiful woman of the 1950s! And a terrific actress too! In fact, she was offered a 7-year contract to star in movies, but it was cut short due to her decision to mainly stay home and raise kids.

    To me, no-one represents the wholesome, house-wifely-motherly look and style that the 1950s is known for like Rosemary Clooney! If ya don’t believe me, check out “The Stars Are Singing” on Netflix streaming! She’s my # 1 fav of the decade!

  9. pangetkunu

    August 10, 2012 at 11:28 am

    When people talk of the 1950’s, it is/was Marilyn Monroe they associate with not Taylor, not Hepburn, not kelly or any of the actresses you mentioned. Just ask yourself this, when the topic or conversation is about the fifties who’s name the public remember first, it is always Monroes name, as one writer wrote as a tribute to Taylor in the late 70’s or early 80’s taylor is a living legend BUT Marilyn Monroe is a MYTH!

  10. RUDI

    January 1, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I think Brigtte Bardot should be number one the others were simple movie stars Bardot was a revolution

  11. Emma Howard

    September 1, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Marilyn was grossly underated. A sad, lonely woman trapped in her beauty and sex appeal which few ever looked beyond apart from Joe DeMaggio.


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