Channing Tatum, Kim Kardashian, and 50 Celebrities Channel Their Inner Marilyn Monroe

August 5 marks 50 years since the tragic death of one of America's most enduring icons: Marilyn Monroe. In the decades since her death, the cultural fascination with Monroe has only grown, and references to the ingenue today are just as frequent as they were while she was alive. 

There have been movies about Monroe's life, most recently in My Life With Marilyn starring Michelle Williams as the starlet; as well as magazine covers and photo shoots with today's starlets doing their best Monroe impersonation (ahem, Lindsay Lohan). And of course, the music world would not be the same without Madonna's frequent impersonations of the star.

The sorority of ingenues who have tried to channel Monroe is a near who's-who of Hollywood. Here are 50, who tried their hand at the blond hair and effortless bombshell quality. 

1. Madonna


2. Britney Spears


3. Christina Aguilera


4. Kim Kardashian


5. Marilyn Manson


6. Scarlett Johansson


7. Nicole Kidman 

 

8. Nicki Minaj


9. M.I.A.


10. Mariah Carey


11. Casey Johnson


12. Paris Hilton


13Katharine McPhee


14. Randon Guy


15. Anna Nicole Smith


16. Lindsay Lohan


17. Courtney Stodden 


18. Angelina Jolie


19. Kate Moss


20. Jessica Simpson


21. Michelle Williams


22. Katy Perry


23. Peaches Geldof


24. Charlize Theron


25. Jenna Jameson


26. Megan Fox


27. Hayden Panettiere


28. AnnaLynne McCord


29. Lady Gaga


30. Jennifer Lopez


31. Beyonce


32. Jayne Mansfield


33. Taylor Swift


34. Mamie Van Doren


35. Joi Lansing


36. Beverly Michaels 


37. Cleo Moore


38. Channing Tatum


39. Anita Ekberg


40. Pamela Anderson 


41. Rachel McAdams


42. Kelly Osbourne 


43. Blake Lively 


44. Katharine McPhee


45. Uma Thurman


46. Mira Sorvino


47. Ashley Judd


48. Lucille Ball


49. James Franco 


50. Catherine Hicks


Bonus: Barbie Doll


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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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