Melanie Acevedo recently photographed Megan Hilty in New York City for a fun Us Weekly beauty story in which the Smash star tries out iconic Hollywood “blonde bombshell” looks.
“Having the opportunity to photograph Megan Hilty was such a pleasure,” says Melanie. “Especially when I found out that she is also the voice of the garden fairy in Secret of the Wings, one of my son’s favorite movies.”
Melanie says the shoot was a blast and that Megan loved dressing up as Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Brigitte Bardot.
“The highlight,” says Melanie, “was Megan singing ‘Happy Birthday’—while perched atop the piano—to my assistant Brian Delaney, just as Marilyn Monroe did to JFK.”
Here’s a look at “How to Be a Blonde Bombshell,” plus some of Melanie’s favorite outtakes from the shoot…