Stephanie Stuart ('09) first felt like Marilyn Monroe in high school when, for a play, she wore a white dress similar to the one Monroe wore in The Seven Year Itch.

Now Stuart performs as the star for birthdays, parties and other events across the country and in Los Angeles, her current residence.

Stuart, a theatre major, also appears in plays and in the digital series Marbles, about a day in the lives of ordinary friends being awesome, and Buffering, about people making a web series after life falls apart.

Her love for Monroe began with admiring her glamour and charm.

"However, learning more about her through the years has opened up her truth as a person and who she was and what she endured," she says. "I try to keep her as honest as possible and honor her memory and legacy in my performance."