Marilyn Monroe in a white swimsuit frolicking by the beach with a red polka-dot umbrella

Here's the beautiful Miss Monroe looking gorgeous as always, even while playing and goofing around by the beach!

Photo via Vintage Everyday

Before she became Hollywood’s iconic blonde bombshell called Marilyn Monroe, she was simply the model Norma Jeane Mortenson with a girl-next-door appeal. The photo above, part of a series of pin-up shots taken by Andre de Dienes at Long Island’s Tobay Beach in 1949 New York, shows us a bit of Norma Jeane in the beauty who was on her way to fame as the sultry Miss Monroe.

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