As the Oscar-nominated lead in My Week With Marilyn, actress Michelle Williams became only the latest starlet to pay homage to the woman for whom the term “sex symbol” was created. Isn’t it amazing what makeup can do?

Doppelgängers Williams and Monroe

Scarlett Johansson must have been confused why she didn’t get the role…

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…especially after her Dolce and Gabbana campaign directly inspired by Ms. Monroe:

What more do I have to do to convince you that I'M Marilyn?!?

Lindsay Lohan must have been equally bummed, since she’s reportedly a little obsessed with the star (if you count “a little” as owning Monroe’s former LA apartment, having two tattoos devoted to her, and a line of clothing labelled after Monroe’s birthday…yikes). Lohan has done at least two photo shoots directly trying to emulate her idol. Unfortunately, Lohan gets “sexy” confused with “naked.” While Williams invokes Monroe’s vulnerability and Johansson and Marilyn are similarly comfortable in their own bodies, Lohan is just awkward. Makeup can only get you so close, sometimes…

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