Rihanna spends £100k on Marilyn portait

The Bajan beauty commissioned British artist Claire Milner to create a 5-sq-ft picture of the Hollywood icon.

The portrait, which took Milner four months to complete, has been shipped to her luxurious Beverly Hills mansion.

'I tried to show the glitter of the public life and then the sadness in Marilyn's eyes,' revealed the artist to The Sun.

'A 100 per cent Swarovski crystal portrait is very luxurious,' continued Milner. 'People stand and stare because it constantly changes colour, sending rainbows round the room.'

Rihanna is believed to identify with Marilyn, feeling the same pressures of fame as the star who died 50 years ago this August.

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