Marilyn Monroe must be turning in her grave right now.
Monroe was the world-famous and controversial blond seductress who died of drug overdose in 1962. Six weeks before she died, she agreed to have a photo-shoot at her suite in Hotel Bel-Air in California with photographer Bert Stern.
The photo sessions captured extraordinarily beautiful and unique images of Monroe, three of which are included here. These images for Vogue magazine show Monroe posing nude with some scarves and jewelry as her accessories and sipping champagne.
Forty-six years later, another controversial bombshell, Lindsay Lohan, has recreated the poses that Monroe did – in the same California hotel and with the help of the same photographer. Lohan’s pictures are also reproduced here.
Of course, comparing the two sexy symbols can’t be avoided. Who’s more beautiful?
Initial public reaction is quite unkind to Lohan. There was even a blogger who said Lohan looks more like Michael Jackson than Monroe. See for yourself.
As for me, the woman who can equal or surpass Monroe’s beauty and sex appeal has definitely not been born yet.
Lohan’s Monroe-pose-alike nude photos will appear in the Feb. 25 issue of the New York magazine. The photos show the 21-year-old Lohan wearing a blond wig and not much else.
In the essay accompanying the photos, Lohan, who admitted to a serious interest in Monroe, said deciding to do the photo shoot was easy.
“I didn’t have to put much thought into it. I mean, Bert Stern? Doing a Marilyn shoot? When is that ever going to come up? It’s really an honor,” she told the magazine.
But the question is, if Marilyn Monroe was still alive today, would she also consider it also an honor to be aped by Lohan?