Friday, February 22, 2008

'Naked' Madonna mistaken for Marilyn Monroe

The BBC reports that an American couple and a purported Marilyn Monroe expert have been left red-faced after they mistook a nude picture of Madonna for one of the doomed 1950s starlet.

The shot depicts a woman wearing nothing but high heels and a handbag, with a cigarette dangling from her mouth.

Lawrence Nicastro, 73, of Las Vegas, said that he found a poor-quality poster-sized photo in his home which he thought was a rare nude photo of Monroe.

Together with his wife he then spent the next four months researching the photo.