The first photograph taken of Marilyn Monroe as an aspiring model will go under the hammer on Saturday (14Feb15).

The original image was taken as a test shot by renowned photographer Joseph Jasgur in an alleyway in the U.S. in March, 1946, and will be sold at the Henry Aldridge & Son auction house in Wiltshire, England.

The photograph features the late actress looking casual in a woolly sweater, and it led to Jasgur conducting Monroe's first full professional shoot at Zuma Beach, California, a few weeks later.

A private collector is selling the image, which is expected fetch around $3,200 (£2,000).

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