Pauline Bailey as Marilyn Monroe
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Being a professional Marilyn Monroe

4 August 2012 Last updated at 23:57 BST

It is now 50 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe, but the movie star is still making an impact today.

Impersonator Pauline Bailey has carved a career out of replicating the star's image after she was told she had a likeness to her.

Ms Bailey told BBC News about her experience of being a professional Marilyn Monroe lookalike.

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