The Marilyn Monroe statue

A little bit of Hollywood overlooking Smedasundet, right next to Quality Hotel Maritim.

The Marilyn Monroe statue

Nearest Hop-On

Bus stop 7

Photo: Visit Haugesund

Along the promenade at Smedasundet stands a surprising tribute to Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. The statue, capturing Monroe in her iconic pose from the film “The Seven Year Itch,” adds a touch of glamour to the town’s landscape.

This unexpected homage to Monroe serves as a symbol of Haugesund’s connection to the world of cinema, as the town hosts an annual film festival. Tourists and locals alike are drawn to the statue, which offers a whimsical and nostalgic nod to the golden age of Hollywood.

It’s said that the father of Marilyn Monroe, who was born Norma Jeane Mortenson, came from the area.

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