Smash, NBC’s newest musical drama, had its first season finale this week, so its a great time to look at Marilyn Monroe’s symbolic style, as portrayed by Megan Hilty and Katharine McPhee. A timeless bombshell look that inspires women, Marilyn’s hairstyle is old Hollywood glamor.
During the series, Katherine – introspective, brooding – and Megan – playful, sexy – have given us the two sides of the pinup, and roused a new generation to try fifties-throwback looks. From the hair to the makeup to the dresses to the jewels, Marilyn was all about highly polished glamour. Her brilliant blonde – always with romantic tousle – was her coup de grâce.