Marilyn Monroe the Hollywood diva who ruled the screens in the 40’s and 60’s was always known for her fashion and style. Recently some rare photographs taken between the shoots of 1961 film Misfits – the last film Marilyn Monroe completed has surfaced which shows a relaxed side of the Hollywood icon, who is synonymous with glamour.

In the newly released images, the actress is dressed in a simple white shirt and her hair is plaited in pig tails. She looks sombre but relaxed.

Monroe who was associated with many controversies during her lifetime had committed suicide a year after completing the film, which was written by her ex-husband Arthur Miller. It was directed by John Huston and also starred Clark Gable. The film tells the story of a depressed divorcee’s chance encounter with an ageing cowboy.

Other photos also show a fresh faced Marilyn caught off-guard wrapped in a towel, reading the script between takes and standing at her trailer door sipping coffee as she chats with co-star Montgomery Clift, Daily Mail reported.

These eight images have been captured by photo-journalist Eve Arnold and are on display in the US. Recalling his association with the star, the 98-year-old photographer said: “She was going places but she hadn’t arrived. She liked my pictures and was canny enough to realise that they were a fresh approach for presenting her – a looser, more intimate look than the posed studio portraits she was used to in Hollywood.”