25 Women Who've Inspired Famous Pop Songs

Marilyn Monroe

Song She Inspired: Def Leppard - "Photograph" (1983)
Highest Position on the Billboard Hot 100: 12

Joe Elliott of Def Leppard was three years old when Marilyn Monroe died in 1962, but the legendary sex symbol's mojo remains strong as ever. Although the video featured a Marilyn Monroe lookalike and the single's cover art included a picture of Monroe, Elliott later took to saying the song wasn't really about her. We're not buying it.

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