In 1958, Richard Avedon photographed Marilyn Monroe for Life Magazine. The resulting photo story featured her beautifully portraying legendary actresses Clara Bow, Lillian Russell, Jean Harlow, Theda Bara and Marlene Dietrich…
“She gave more to the still camera than any actress—any woman—I’ve ever photographed, infinitely more patient, more demanding of herself and more comfortable in front of the camera than away from it.”
American model Suzy Parker (1932-2003), photographed by Richard Avedon (1923-2004), 1956.
Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn rehearsing for Funny Face (1957). Photographed by Richard Avedon.