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This Throwback Photo Shoot of Viola Davis Channeling Marilyn Monroe is Everything

Avatar • Aug 9, 2015

Back in 2009 Viola Davis had just received an Oscar nomination for Doubt. It would be two years before her award-winning performance in The Help and five years before How To Get Away With Murder solidified her as a mainstream star. In 2009 Viola did a photo shoot for the June issue of O Magazine wearing looks inspired by Marilyn Monroe. And it is everything!

Viola modeled 10 looks for the spread, entitled Retro Fashion with Timeless Glamour, and discussed her rising fame;

“It’s good this happened later in life, because I’m more comfortable with how I look now,” says Davis, 43. “I’m not comparing my body with Halle Berry’s anymore!… “I’ve been catapulted out of my former life,” she says. What sustains her is a sense of “what is reliable and constant and true.””

Check out the gorgeous photos…

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Gorgeous!

Photo Credit: O Magazine

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Whacheekong
Whacheekong
5 years ago

She’s absolutely gorgeous! <3

Mom_of_IV
Mom_of_IV
5 years ago

gorgeous photos of Viola…my favorite is #4

Paula Galloway
Paula Galloway
5 years ago
Reply to  Mom_of_IV

It’s good, but #6 is everything. She is GIVING IT in her slung-over coat.

Mom_of_IV
Mom_of_IV
5 years ago
Reply to  Paula Galloway

all of her photos are beautiful, but #4 is the only one where she is looking directly into the camera and you see those gorgeous eyes, lips, and cheekbones of hers separated by her defining nose…add her feminine shape and legs with the black fitted dress slightly over the knees to accentuate her shape and they tell the whole story…
To me, that photo represents Viola as sultry, seductive, and feminine and all while being a chocolate sista who is representing for the rest of us.

Kita Williams
Kita Williams
5 years ago
Reply to  Mom_of_IV

#4 is how she got that fine cop in HTGAWM lol that’s my fav as well

eljjai
eljjai
5 years ago

I am here for Ms Davis, all day every day!

Claudette UK
Claudette UK
5 years ago

She looks sultry and beautiful. Pity she couldn’t have posed with her own hair though.

trolls
trolls
5 years ago
Reply to  Claudette UK

Not vintage 1940’s and 1950’s America glamour Hollywood she could not with her natural hair…

kxlot79
kxlot79
5 years ago

Lovely! ?

Joan Walters
5 years ago

I so love her with her TWA but these are gorgeous shots. I love that polka dot skirt.

Paula Galloway
Paula Galloway
5 years ago

Well, where the HELL have these pictures been?! why is this the first I’m hearing of these?! I am DEAD from her eleganza!

DeepCherrish
DeepCherrish
5 years ago

She looks beautiful, but Marylin Monroe was not and is not someone anyone should admire.

Erica Rascon
Erica Rascon
5 years ago

Superb! Lovely! Brightened my lunch break 🙂

jjac401
jjac401
5 years ago

Stunning!!!!!

Corelle Perry
Corelle Perry
5 years ago

gorgeous!

Staci Elle
5 years ago

Yass mama! She made me get my life with these pictures, thanks for sharing 🙂

lis
lis
5 years ago

I was about to say…Marilyn Monroe…why???..Then I saw the photos and ms.Viola looks good as hell.

stara
stara
5 years ago

It’s insane to me that she had body insecurities. Her body is rockin’ even by Halle Berry standards,

Ajah
Ajah
5 years ago
Reply to  stara

I would like to second that.

Ajah
Ajah
5 years ago

Gorgeous photo shoot. I love and absolutely hate her in How to get away with murder.

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