Marilyn Monroe named Max Factor ambassador

Marilyn Monroe Named Max Factor Ambassador


She's been dead for more than 50 years...but she's still got it.

Meet the new face of Max Factor - Marilyn Monroe. The makeup brand announced the iconic blonde bombshell, who died at the age of 36 in 1962, will be the 'global glamour ambassador.'

She'll star in advertisements that emphasize the role make up played in her transformation from Norma Jean to the most well-known sex symbol.

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NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - MAY 1962: Actress Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday at the Democratic rally for President John F. Kennedy's birthday. (Photo by Yale Joel/Life Magazine/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Marilyn Monroe, David Wayne, on-set of the Film, "How to Marry a Millionaire", 1953. (Glasshouse Images/Alamy)
SOME LIKE IT HOT(1959) MARILYN MONROE, TONY CURTIS SLH 047P MOVIESTORE COLLECTIO LTD. (Photo via Alamy)
Marilyn Monroe, on-set of the Film, "There's No Business Like Show Business", 1954, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved (Photo via Alamy)
Marilyn Monroe with Joe DiMaggio, 1953. (Photo via Alamy)
circa 1948: An early publicity shot of Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson or Norma Jean Baker, 1926 - 1962). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962), circa 1950. (Photo by L. J. Willinger/Keystone Features/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
October 1951: American film actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
PALM SPRINGS, CA - 1954: Actress Marilyn Monroe poses for a portrait laying on the grass in 1954 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Baron/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
1954: American film star Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)
American film star Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) outside her home at Englefield Green. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)
circa 1958: American film star Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson or Norma Jean Baker, 1926 - 1962). (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) out for a cycle ride, UK, 13th August 1956. (Photo by Harold Clements/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
A portrait taken on December 3, 1961 shows American actress Marilyn Monroe. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read ARCHIVE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The late starlet was a Max Factor client in the 40s and a spokesman for the company told The Daily Telegraph she's responsible for one of the most popular looks of today.

"Marilyn made the sultry red lip, creamy skin and dramatically lined eyes the most famous beauty look of the Forties, and it's a look that continues to dominate the beauty and fashion industry. It is the ultimate look that defines glamour - nothing else compares."

Monroe was also brought back to life in a 2011 fragrance commercial for Dior. In fact, the classic beauty is still making money from the grave- pulling in more than $16 million a year.

...Which she'd be thrilled about given that her salary for her final unfinished film was only $100,000.
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