Norma Jean Baker, best known as Marilyn Monroe, died over five decades ago but you'd think she's still alive based on her popularity among this generation. The actress and model was one of the world's biggest sex symbols and even in death she continues to be viewed as an icon.
Her "immortal" status is solidified in Marilyn Monroe -themed books, costumes, exhibits like Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon and more recently in a huge online auction.
There are over 100 images available at Julien's Auctions and are expected to sell for about $90,000.
The collection features a series of extremely rare photographs from the early days of Marilyn's career up to the weeks leading up to her untimely death in 1962 due to drug overdose.
Continue onto the next page for more images of the star from the rare collection.