20 rare and astonishing photos of Marilyn Monroe

Not only directors, fellow actors and people around the world, but also photographers quite simply loved the amazing Marilyn Monroe. Many photo masters of the 50s tried to capture the film star in all her dazzling Hollywood beauty. But it turned out that only another woman could show this lady’s true nature. That’s why the pictures of Eve Arnold, who worked with Marilyn for more than ten years, are so different from other photos. Here, the actress doesn’t look like a frozen, glossy picture — she’s a living person with her weaknesses, strengths and drawbacks.

LikeAble presents you with a selection of these incredible photos, in which the iconic star seems a little bit closer to us.

A studio photo session.

The actress reading the novel ’Ulysses’ by James Joyce (left). Marilyn on the set of ’The Misfits’ in the Nevada desert (right).

Marilyn having a rest.

The actress repeats her words before shooting a difficult scene from ’The Misfits.’

On set with Clark Gable.

Marilyn on Long Island.

During a break between filming.

The actress in a bathroom at Chicago airport (left). On the set of ’The Misfits’ (right).

A studio photo session.

A photo session on Long Island.

Marilyn with her hairdresser (left). The actress’ reaction to winning in a casino (right).

With her fan.

The actress has a rest during a break between filming.

A studio photo session.

Marilyn Monroe and the photographer Eve Arnold.