Jean Harlow was the original blonde bombshell. Most of these images are of her. Jean died at a very young age of 26 in 1937. Jean was an idol of Marilyn Monroe. June Harlow, alleged niece of Jean Harlow was a burlesque star, pin up girl and a wanna be actress. June was apparently married to Joe DiMaggio's brother, Joe Diamaggio was married to Marilyn. June didn't think much of Marilyn's acting skills and is quoted to have said that she didn't need much talent to be an actress as Marilyn didn't have that much talent.
This is one of our favorite images of Jean Harlow by George Hurrell.
Here you can see one of her lucky charms, her ankle chain which is always worn on her left ankle.