Dressed-down in a simple white shirt and with
her hair plaited in pig tails, Marilyn Monroe looks a far cry from the iconic
star synonymous with old Hollywood glamour.
In the newly released image, the actress sports a sombre expression but appears relaxed as she is snapped on set of 1961 movie The Misfits - her last ever completed film.
The images form part of a series of eight intimate portraits entitled Marilyn, taken by America photo-journalist Eve Arnold, that went on display in galleries nationwide on Saturday.
Only 495 prints of the pictures will go on sale, with prices starting at £350.
Arnold, still going strong at 98, said: 'She was going places but she hadn't arrived.
Some like it hot: A sexier Marilyn as she is better known, pictured in 1955 in New York, in a leopard print dress
At ease: A relaxed and happy Marilyn, dressed down in denim, reads the script on set of her last completed film