Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rihanna has splashed out $158,000 for a giant sparkling portrait of Marilyn Monroe made out of 65,000 crystals.

Rihanna commissioned British artist Claire Milner to make the 5 sq ft picture of the Hollywood legend. Claire spent four months finishing the shimmering picture made with 100% Swarovski crystals, and placed each of the crystals by hand, the portrait weighs a hefty 182 pounds.

A source said love-lorn Rihanna identifies with blonde bombshell Marilyn — who died aged 36 from a drugs overdose 50 years ago this August — because she feels the same pressures of fame.

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