Norma Jean Mortenson was born June 1, 1926--but the world would know the blonde bombshell by the name, Marilyn Monroe.
The model and actress, who was notoriously known for portraying the role of the "dumb blonde," would have turned 90 this week. Since her death at 36 from a drug overdose, Monroe has inspired multitudes of pop culture artists and performers.
When Beyonce covered Out's 2014 Power issue, the reigning pop queen paid homage to Monroe for her photo shoot.
Queen Bey isn't alone in her admiration for Monroe. Take a look at what some of our favorite female performers have done to honor America's classic symbol of beauty, sex, and celebrity.
The "Vogue" singer used Monroe's performance of "Diamonds Are Girl's Best Friend" from her film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as inspiration for her music video "Material Girl."
Lana Del Rey
For her "National Anthem" music video, Del Rey started her video with a recreation of Monroe singing "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to the late John F. Kennedy.
The female rapper has demonstrated her love for the sexy bombshell. She titled a song after her in her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album.
Mother Monster channeled old Hollywood glamour during her American Music Awards performance with R. Kelly singing "Do What U Want."
And of course, how could we forget the one and only Amanda Lepore?