Actress and fashion icon Marilyn Monroe would have been 85 today.

Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, Monroe died tragically in 1962 at the age of 36 from a barbituate overdose. Monroe took the nation by storm and became a pop-culture and world-wide fashion icon through her movies like Seven Year Itch and Some Like it Hot. Her fashion sense and clothing have become legend like the famous white halter-dress and the pink, strapless Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend dress.

Here we take a look back on Monroe's classic sense of style.