Eve Arnold began her photography career in 1946 while working at a photo-finishing plant in New York City. She pursued formal photography education in 1948 with Alexey Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in New York. Her association with Magnum Photos began in 1951; she became a full member in 1957. Arnold is well known for her intimate portraits of Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford and Angelica Huston. She also reported on the women’s rights movement, the civil rights movement in America, and the lives of working people all over the world. Later in her career she was made a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and named a Master Photographer, the world’s most prestigious photographic honour, by New York’s International Center of Photography

Marilyn Monroe striking a pose on the set of 'The Misfits'
Marilyn Monroe in bed on the set of 'The Misfits'