Mariah Carey credits screen legend Marilyn Monroe for inspiring her sense of style.

The HONEY singer, who bought Monroe's baby grand piano in 1999, has admired the late star's sexy style since she was a child.

She says, "I've idolised Marilyn Monroe since I was six, and I've always tried to do some of the things she evoked in photos.

"She mainly featured her curves. Marilyn could go into that complete sex diva world, but she seemed most comfortable as the ultra-feminine, almost childlike, ethereal sex goddess. Sweetness always came through, and I try to do that too."

06/04/2005 03:14