Ana de Armas wows as Marilyn Monroe in first 'Blonde' teaser

Blonde. Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. (Netflix)
Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. (Netflix)

Ana de Armas has been seen as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde for the first time.

The James Bond actor is playing the Hollywood legend in the upcoming Netflix biopic, which is based on Joyce Carol Oates's book of the same name.

A first look trailer shows the star as Monroe, tearful as she is getting ready backstage.

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"Please come, don't abandon me," she begs.

Blonde. Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. (Netflix)
A scene from Blonde. (Netflix)

Flashes of other scenes are then shown, with Monroe in the billowing white dress from The Seven Year Itch, stepping onto a red carpet and jostling to get past the paparazzi.

The clip then cuts back to the star in her dressing room.

"She's coming," a voice is heard saying. "She's almost here."

The actor then tips back her head and laughs.

Blonde - written and directed by Andrew Dominik - paints a fictional portrait of the life of Monroe, documenting her life from being Norma Jeane Baker to becoming a screen icon.

“Andrew’s ambitions were very clear from the start - to present a version of Marilyn Monroe’s life through her lens,” de Armas told Netflix Queue.

"He wanted the world to experience what it actually felt like to not only be Marilyn, but also Norma Jeane. I found that to be the most daring, unapologetic, and feminist take on her story that I had ever seen.”

Blonde. Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe. (Netflix)
One clip shows Marilyn Monroe trying to get past the press. (Netflix)

Fans said they couldn't wait to see the film after the teaser dropped.

One tweeted: "I’ve thought all along this might not be the best casting - those last few seconds in the mirror have changed my mind. Crazy. Can’t wait for this!"

"This looks incredible," said another.

1948:  American film star Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) reaches to touch her toes.  (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)
The film paints a fictional portrait of Marilyn Monroe's life. (John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

One post said it "screams Oscars".

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Blonde will be on Netflix on 23 September.

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