Chanel celebrates Marilyn Monroe in it’s new No. 5 campaign.
GLAMOROUS, beautiful yet troubled, Marilyn Monroe remains Hollywood’s most famous star – known as much for her feminine curves and undeniable sex appeal as her screen presence. We’ve charted the style of one of cinema’s best loved icons.
The scent is said to have got its name after designer Coco Chanel was presented with several samples to choose from, each labelled with a number.
After choosing the fifth bottle, she declared that the perfume would simply be called No.5.
Now, the popular jasmine scent, which first went on sale in 1921, is thought to sell a bottle every 55 seconds around the world.
Even movie legend Marilyn Monroe was a fan after famously saying she wore the perfume in bed.
Matt Twigg, fragrance buyer for Superdrug, said: “Perfume is such an essential part of getting ready for a woman and the fragrance they choose can really reflect their mood at that moment.
Here look back at her life in picture with famous quotes !
“I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.”
“I don’t know who invented high heels, but women owe him a lot”
Marilyn Monroe Dressed in perspex high heels and a black all in one for a behind the scenes studio picture in 1950.
“It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than to be absolutely boring”
“In Hollywood a girl’s virtue is much less important than her hairdo,” she once said. “You’re judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and 50 cents for your soul. I know because I turned down the first offer and held out for the 50.”
Bye bye babies !