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Marilyn Monroe blows up one candle for the “Diamond+5” (65th) anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. She is selected as this year’s icon starring at the Festival de Cannes’ official poster. Wearing a plain black dress and holding a delicious white cake she glows just like the festival itself. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but awards are an actress’ best friend. Although Marilyn had never won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, however she played in a film which did…! The film is called “All about Eve” (1950), starring Bette Davis and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The movie won the Jury Prize (Prix du Jury), the third most prestigious prize of the festival. Also, Bette Davis won Best Actress Award (Prix d’ interpretation feminine) for this film. Marilyn played the small comedic role of Miss Claudia Caswell an aspiring actress-how ironic…!

More info about the the Cannes Film Festival at the official website.

More info about Marilyn Monroe from wikipedia.