These Never-Before-Seen Marilyn Monroe Photos Are Stunning

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the tragic and untimely death of Marilyn Monroe, and despite the passage of half a century, the starlet continues to fascinate the masses. To pay homage to the date we lost one of the most iconic sex symbols of all time, Vanity Fair has released some lost nude photos from her last on-set photo shoot.

Shot by photographer Lawrence Schiller for Look magazine, the images show Marilyn only a few months before her death. She looks as beautiful and full of life as ever, frolicking nude poolside and laughing for the camera. It's really tragic to think how soon before her death these images were captured, but their beauty is astonishing.

Keep scrolling to see a few of our favourites from the shoot, then head to Vanity Fair to see the rest

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