This is what Marilyn Monroe would look like if she traded her “grandmother’s hair” for a modern style
Marilyn Monroe is an internationally recognized fashion icon, with her glamorous looks, platinum highlights and light dresses.
The actress was a sex symbol of the 50s and 60s, cemented by her roles as a stunned blonde in Some like it hot, The seven year itch, and the aptly named Gentlemen prefer blondes.
Her likeness has been imprinted on T-shirts, cushions, bags and canvases, while artist Andy Warhol used her image for his 1967 artwork, “Marilyn Diptych”.
In it, and in most of her photographs and films, the model sports her trademark peroxide hair, in short, tight curls, as was the fashion when rollers were all the rage.
But now Monroe, who was 36 when she died in 1962, has been given a modern makeover by a fan, posting as @tmoneaay on TikTok.
Her account features many celebrities and royals from yesteryear, reimagined in today’s fashion. “I was hoping someone would ask #MarilynMonroe,” she captioned the clip.
Tmoneaay edited a series of images of the late actress, giving her long hair, curly locks and feathered braids, ranging from strawberry blonde to honey brown.
“It’s not fair that someone is this good looking,” she said at the start, standing in front of a color image of Monroe wearing a black turtleneck.
She transforms it with shoulder-length, tousled hair, making the actress look younger. Explaining her video series, Tmoneaay said, “Now if you don’t know what I’m doing, we’re on a journey as women to understand if modern long hairstyles make you look younger.”
In the following image, Monroe is wearing a red cropped top and Tmoneaay alters her look to give her darker, more curly hair, transforming her appearance.
“Yes. See. Am I wrong,” she asks, referring to how much younger Monroe appears in the same photo.
She edits another black and white snapshot, perhaps taken at the same time as the first, as Tmoneaay continues, “Does her long hair make her look younger? Yes. Does she wear a white pants? Yes. Do white pants mean you ‘are you confident as hell? Yes. “
Another photo shows the mermaid in one of her most famous shots, looking sensually at the camera.
“Okay, that’s that I’m sexy, with a hint of grandma’s hair,” Tmoneaay says, as she gives it a long and straight, asserting, “And that’s that I’m sexy and I’m going to eat your grandmother for dinner. “
Tmoneaay gave her another curly cut in warm blonde tones, as she noted, “I can almost hear her singing happy birthday, Mr. President.”
The latest image she edits is another well-known snap from the actress, where she poses in a strapless white dress with a bold red lip.
But Tmoneaay isn’t a fan of hair, as she thinks: “This hairstyle, it’s not even a set of rollers.”
She gives him loose blonde waves that cascade over her shoulders, making Monroe look fresh and youthful.
The transformation has been applauded online, with the video having been viewed over 100,000 times, and can be viewed here.
“Scarlett Johansen vibrates,” Joy Hill wrote.
Alison Spangler commented, “Yeah, I was thinking the other day about how she put old lady hair curlers under a hair dryer.”
Speculating on why Monroe never grew it, Thejenniwild thought, “I bet her hair was fried from the bleach. It was fine with her, but the younger it is and maybe they should keep them short? “
Taylor Amanda pointed out, “She has grandma hair because she would be a grandma today if she didn’t make it. It was their style back then.”
While Rchel Aveling added: “Yes! I never got to see past Grandma’s hair. Oh my God, she’s gorgeous.”
News week contacted @tmoneaay for comment.