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Marilyn Monroe~Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe on the set of "How to Marry a Millionaire", 1953.

Marilyn Monroe. Quite possibly the most beautiful photo of her I have ever seen. Simple perfection.

from eBay

Betty Grable sexy in bikini on diving board in swimming pool 8x10 rare photo

Betty Grable wearing a bathing costume. Pretty Retro Style Icons;

I assume Betty had no editorial control over her costumes...

from The Huffington Post

It's Amazing How Much The 'Perfect Body' Has Changed In 100 Years

Ideal Female Body Types - Marilyn Monroe - 1950s Sex symbols of the 1950s include Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and Betty Page, known for their long legs and busty hourglass figures. Pin-up girls like Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot exuded glamour.  "The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up," Monroe once said.

“We should all start to live before we get to old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” -Marilyn Monroe


Top 10 Famous Pinups - Vintage Pinup Girls

The prize for the most popular piece of pinup art during WWII went to Betty Grable, who posed in a white bathing suit and high heels, looking over her shoulder. Betty’s studio, Twentieth Century Fox, provided five million copies of this iconic picture to distribute to troops. And her success outlasted the conflict: after the war, Grable became not only the top female box office draw, but the most highly paid woman in America, earning about $300,000 a year.

from POPSUGAR Beauty


Just when you think wearing eyeliner and lipstick poolside is excessive, we beg to differ! Channel a bit of Marilyn Monroe's glamour but make sure YOU are comfortable with it! If lipstick is too much, opt for a lip gloss that adds a bit of punch with coral or tangerine.