Several artists have emulated Marilyn's performance over the years. Madonna copied the attire and set design for her "Material Girl
" video in 1984 but later claimed she had little in common with the icon. She told Smash Hits
in 1992: "I don't think I'm like Marilyn Monroe in a lot of ways. The main thing that we have in common is that we bleach our hair. She's a 'sex symbol' and a 'sex goddess' and I can relate to that in terms of how many people like to see me."
Anna Nicole Smith also channeled Marilyn for her "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" single in 1998 (and in 2004 dressed as Marilyn/Lorelai for a PETA ad campaign, stating "Gentlemen prefer fur-free blondes").
Australian Pop singer Kylie Minogue covered the song in 1995 and then re-recorded in in 2004 for the film White Diamond