Connie Stevens in The Sex Symbol (1974)
Verdict: A little too wooden for bouncy, bubbly Monroe
Catherine Hicks in Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980)
Verdict: Good by us. That huge smile does it right.
Mira Sorvino in Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996)
Verdict: We can hear the “Happy birthday, Mr. President” spill off Sorvino’s tongue.
Poppy Montgomery in Blonde (2001)
Verdict: Much too tortured. It looks like the dress is hurting her.
Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge (2001). She’s not explicitly portraying Marilyn here, but, well, come on.
Verdict: A perfect tribute, super sexified.
Lindsay Lohan shot by Bert Stern, recreating Marilyn’s famous ‘Last Sitting’ (2008)
Verdict: There were mixed feelings about this photoshoot, but we think Lohan captures something — if not everything — of Monroe in the series.
Charlotte Sullivan in The Kennedys (2011)
Verdict: There’s a reason this series got booted from the History channel.
Michelle Williams shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue in support of My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Verdict: We’re sold.
Naomi Watts is set to portray Monroe in another film called Blonde (2012)
Verdict: We’ll believe it when we see it.