Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012

Lindsay Lohan, New York

Six weeks before Marilyn Monroe died from an apparent overdose, Bert Stern photographed the actress in a now infamous photo series known as "The Last Sitting." Forty-six years later, Stern repeated the classic shoot with actress Lindsay Lohan for New York magazine. Lohan was not yet a jailbird but still boasted a scandalous track record that piqued Stern's interest in "controversial women." Stern told New York he chose Lohan for the project because he thought "she had a lot more depth to her" than one might assume from "those teenage movies." As one of Monroe's biggest fans — she even purchased an apartment where Monroe once lived — Lohan said her decision to partake in the shoot was easy: "I didn't have to put much thought into it. I mean, Bert Stern? Doing a Marilyn shoot? When is that ever going to come up? It's really an honor."