Marilyn Monroe left this Earth fifty years ago this week.

If you’re unaware of the impact the blonde bombshell had on society, take into consideration that people still imitate, emulate and quote Marilyn Monroe all these years later. From celebrity photo spreads to street walkers on Hollywood Boulevard, women today still like to dress, look and act like Marilyn.

Check out these photos of women proving that gentlemen, and ladies, still prefer the ultimate blonde.