In 1951, at the invitation of Robert Capa, Arnold joined the famous cooperative, Magnum Photos, travelling the world capturing the celebrities and, just as memorably, the ordinary people of several continents.
A major exhibition of Eve Arnold's work, in both black and white and colour, has just opened as the inaugural show at Chris Beetles Fine Photography, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, W1B 4D, where it continues until 5 March 2011.
There are many striking images on show and for sale, including candid shots of Clark Gable and Monroe during the filming of The Misfits (along with 'Mr Monroe', Arthur Miller) and revealing portraits of Terrence Stamp, Michael Caine, Paul Newman and Andy Warhol.
Here, however, to entice you to take a closer look at the world through the eye and lens of Eve Arnold, are a few of her remarkable studies of women - famous and anonymous – that demonstrate her consummate skill behind the camera...
A girl who shares a bath and flat with three other girls, London, 1961
Josephine Baker returns to New York after a 25-year absence, 1950
Marlene Dietrich at Columbia recording session, New York, 1952
Fashion show, Harlem, New York, 1950
Bar-girl in a brothel in the red-light district, Havana, Cuba, 1954
Marilyn Monroe, studio session, Hollywood, 1955
Marilyn Monroe, studio session, Hollywood, 1960
Marilyn Monroe during the filming of The Misfits, Nevada, 1960
An illustrated catalogue, price £10, is available from Chris Beetles Fine Photography
Images © Eve Arnold/Chris Beetles Fine Photography