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Marilyn Monroe Named Greatest Blonde of All Time 2010-08-25 13:00:24

Guess Who's Been Named the Greatest Blonde of All Time

When you think of blondes, is anyone more iconic than Marilyn Monroe? According to a poll commissioned by Clairol Nice 'n Easy, Marilyn is considered to be the greatest blonde of all time. "It's amazing to think that even now, almost half a century after her death, she has still beaten modern blondes to the top spot," said a spokesperson for Clairol.

Do you think she's the greatest, or should someone else have nabbed the top spot? The survey's complete list leans heavily British, featuring more than a few blondes we haven't heard of — along with some glaring omissions, such as Nico. Tell us your favorite in the comments, and check out the complete list when you read more.

  1. Marilyn Monroe
  2. Grace Kelly
  3. Brigitte Bardot
  4. Cameron Diaz
  5. Holly Willoughby
  6. Joanna Lumley
  7. Scarlett Johansson
  8. Stevie Nicks
  9. Olivia Newton-John
  10. Debbie Harry
  11. Madonna
  12. Doris Day
  13. Goldie Hawn
  14. Gwen Stefani
  15. Denise Van Outen
  16. Barbara Windsor
  17. Honor Blackman
  18. Tess Daly
  19. Charlize Theron
  20. Paris Hilton
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kate0306 kate0306 5 years
really! some horriable choices! really paris! and cameron!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
Two days after my comment, and I'm still baffled as to how Jean Harlow didn't make this list.
TammyO TammyO 5 years
Jean Harlow seriously should be on the list.
addictedreader addictedreader 5 years
no gwyneth? blanchett? zellweger? drew barrymore? kate hudson? reese witherspoon? michelle williams? jodie foster? marilyn is synonymous with blonde bombshell-- all the others have a wider range. many of the other options either didn't stand out well or stood out well in other shades as well. marilyn was blonde all the way
addictedreader addictedreader 5 years
no gwyneth? blanchett? zellweger? drew barrymore? kate hudson? reese witherspoon? michelle williams? jodie foster? marilyn is synonymous with blonde bombshell-- all the others have a wider range. many of the other options either didn't stand out well or stood out well in other shades as well. marilyn was blonde all the way
genesisrocks genesisrocks 5 years
Marilyn is hands down the most iconic! It's one of the few hairstyles people always associate with one person
dreamalittledream dreamalittledream 5 years
I have to agree about Gwyneth Paltrow too-I also think Twiggy should have been on the list
DametoBlame DametoBlame 5 years
I also am questioning the fact that Harlow is absent from this list...?!
mollyparnis mollyparnis 5 years
Forgot to add Edie Sedgwick should be on the list…
mollyparnis mollyparnis 5 years
Marilyn is the best—it has a lot to do with her iconic charisma (like Elvis had). I don't think Stevie Nicks belongs on the list at all…
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 5 years
I like how you mentioned Nico as one of the omissions and I DO agree that she would have been a good choice but I don't know if she's that well known with the masses. And I'm good with Marilyn Monroe being number one and also think Jean Harlow should be on it. If I made my own list, there would probably be pretty much no modern choices. It's a shame I don't see Catherine Deneuve listed.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
How did Jean Harlow not make this list? Seriously!? If I hear the word "Iconic blonde", my first thought would probably also be Marylin Monroe... but I thought Jean Harlow would be second place... or at least in the top 5!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
How did Jean Harlow not make this list? Seriously!? If I hear the word "Iconic blonde", my first thought would probably also be Marylin Monroe... but I thought Jean Harlow would be second place... or <i>at least</i> in the top 5!
goldenfarewell goldenfarewell 5 years
I don't think Nico would deserve a spot on the list. So, I'll have to disagree with bellasugar there. But, those on the list are spot-on. I don't think Cameron and Scarlett should be so high up though.
crazylovevbug crazylovevbug 5 years
i think cameron diaz is a bit high on the list. fourth? come on...
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
Honestly, I think that early britney should be on here. Obviously she's had her issues, but she's pretty iconic.
Beauty Beauty 5 years
Ha! That's funny. Lots of blondes have been "hitting the bottle," so to speak, so you're definitely not alone.
BlondeNoa BlondeNoa 5 years
Love it! when i first dyed my hair blonde so many people told me i'm not a real blonde, i'm not a blonde, simply because it's not my "natural" haircolor..So i told them to list me some blondes they know. celebrity blondes.they were always hesitant, so i just went on and started naming them.. marilyn monroe? natural brunette. Paris hilton? yes. Britney Spears? uh-huh. Gwen Stephanie? Yep. Madonna? of course! etc.Yea, that was enough to put them in their place.And this.. this is pure blonde pride right here!Hurray us!
BlondeNoa BlondeNoa 5 years
Love it! when i first dyed my hair blonde so many people told me i'm not a real blonde, i'm not a blonde, simply because it's not my "natural" haircolor.. So i told them to list me some blondes they know. celebrity blondes. they were always hesitant, so i just went on and started naming them.. marilyn monroe? natural brunette. Paris hilton? yes. Britney Spears? uh-huh. Gwen Stephanie? Yep. Madonna? of course! etc. Yea, that was enough to put them in their place. And this.. this is pure blonde pride right here! Hurray us!
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