You’d be lying if you said you’d never tried to emulate your idol. Whether it be their style, attitude or ambitions, we are all guilty of using elements of a famous figures life as a blueprint for our own.
Just take Kylie Jenner’s lips for example. The preposterously plumped pout has now become a cult classic with young girls across the world. Meanwhile, the reality star’s sister’s bulbous behinds have seen women trek in droves to their nearest cosmetic surgeon. Michelle Obama’s bulging biceps have inspired people to hit the gym, while Kate Middleton’s luscious locks have kept hairdressers around the world busy since 2011.
You’d be lying if you said you hadn’t considered tinting your brows when Cara Delevigne rose to fame and Jennifer Anniston’s tiny waist is the thing you watch most intently when catching up on re-runs of Friends.
But of all the celebrities, past and present, there is one icon who is still very relevant today: Marilyn Monroe. The blonde bombshell captivated the 1950s with her curvaceous figure, full lips and dazzling eyes. As one of the world’s first sex symbols, Monroe changed the game.
The actress, who tragically died at the age of 36 in 1962, was so iconic that rather than be inspired by her appearance, people have tried to blatantly copy it. One of these people is 32-year-old Cyril Roux, a waiter from Toulon, France.