The Fascinating Last Photographs of Famous People

Marilyn Monroe

There’s some speculation about the last photos taken of screen legend Marilyn Monroe. The above image was shot during a visit with Frank Sinatra and jazz pianist Buddy Greco the weekend before her death on August 5, 1962. They were captured around Lake Tahoe, Nevada where the men were performing. Apparently only six images survived from a roll of 36. “I remember it was a wonderful weekend. Marilyn turned up wearing a green scarf, green shoes, green slacks and a green blouse, and looking just wonderful,” Greco said. The Daily Mail has a fairly gossipy account of the rest of the weekend if you’re curious. Other final photos of the actress include the now famous series The Last Sitting, taken by Bert Stern for Vogue six weeks before Monroe died. Friend and photographer George Barris took pictures of Marilyn on July 13, 1962, and Allan Grant captured the star for Life July 7, 1962.