Whenever a modern day actress 'does a Marilyn' there will always be naysayers, but we think many of those who didn't believe Michelle Williams could pull off the look will eat their words when they see these photos of the actress pouring her curves into a sparkly dress for US Vogue's October issue.

The shoot took place to promote the release of 'My Week With Marilyn' in which Michelle plays the screen siren. Out in October, the film tells the story of what happened behind the scenes when Marilyn Monroe made the film 'The Prince and the Showgirl' with Sir Laurence Olivier. The cast reads like a who's who of British acting talent, with Kenneth Brannagh, Emma Watson, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper and Judi Dench all co-starring.

We're desperate to see the trailer and discover whether Michelle can pull off the voice and mannerisms as well as she can the waspish waist. Roll on October!

[via MyDaily | Image Annie Leibovitz/VOGUE]