A costume designed by William Travilla for the Four French Dances scene in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1952. The scene was cut but Marilyn and Jane Russell wore the costumes for publicity stills. The pink roses were not on the original costume.
Happy Birthday Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell (21 June 1921 28 February 2011)!! She is better known as a sex symbol of the 40s and 50s and an actress. She got her big break in the film The Outlaw but is probably best known for her role in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Some of her co-stars included Richard Widmark Clark Gable Frank Sinatra Robert Ryan and Robert Mitchum along with Jeanne Crain Marilyn Monroe and Eleanor Parker.