Photo of Marilyn Monroe Holding A Cat Is A Digital Fake

By Erica Abbott

An image purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe posing with a cat is a digitally-manipulated fake. This is just another example of the Hollywood legend being the subject of a doctored photo.

The Photoshopped image has been circulating social media since at least 2014. The photo was shared on Twitter three years ago by the Old Pics Archive account and shared by several other historical photo accounts since then. The tweet claims that the photo features Monroe and a Russian Blue cat, an “aristocratic-looking feline.”

Marilyn Monroe & russian blue kitty

— Old Pics Archive (@oldpicsarchive) October 27, 2014

Snopes reports, however, that the original photo is actually a self-portrait of photographer Anna Vihastaya and her cat. The color photo first appeared on the photographer’s 500px account in 2011 and was then shared on her Instagram page four years later in black-and-white. Part of a 1953 photo of Monroe at her California home was then Photoshopped over Vihastaya’s face. While there are plenty of photos of Monroe cuddling with animals, this is not one of them.

Other fake photos of Monroe include her posing with Elizabeth Taylor and John F. Kennedy—among many other digitally-altered photos that went viral.

Here are some examples of people sharing the fake image of Marilyn Monroe on social media:

Social Media Shares Fake Photo of Marilyn Monroe and A Cat

Marilyn Monroe peeking out from behind a cat.

— Lost In History (@HistoryToLearn) January 23, 2017

Marilyn Monroe peeking out from behind a cat.

— Stephane Celerier (@stephanecel) March 28, 2017

Marilyn Monroe & cat, beautiful photography

— Carme Guardiola (@CarmeGB) April 9, 2017

Marilyn Monroe with a beautiful Russian Blue cat

— cards be with you (@cardsbewithyou) April 26, 2017

Marilyn Monroe russian blue kitty

— History in Moments (@historyinmoment) June 7, 2017

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