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(From her official website ) Marilyn Monroe personified Hollywood glamour with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a ‘50s sex goddess. Her apparent vulnerability and innocence, in combination with an innate sensuality, has endeared her to the global consciousness. She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous woman of the 20th Century.

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe Award-winning American actress, singer, model and pop icon. She was known for her comedic skills and screen presence, going on to become one of the most popular movie stars of the 1950s and early 1960s. At the later stages of her career, she worked towards serious roles with a measure of success. However, she faced disappointments in her career and personal life during her later years.

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Marilyn Monroe had 'the finest body ever recorded'

By making herself her own boss, she won freedom and affluence.

She invested her money in high-quality diamonds, which were also stage props, and by the end of the 1930s, she was probably the most celebrated owner of precious stones outside India. She wore them as often as possible.

When an usherette at the Hollywood Roxy exclaimed at a premiere in December 1936, "Goodness, what diamonds!", West came back with her best spontaneous riposte ever - "Goodness has nothing to do with it."

This was in the great American tradition of one-liners: "A hard man is good to find"; "It ain't the men in my life; it's the life in my men"; "When I'm good I'm very good, but when I'm bad I'm better".

There were also her suggestive songs such as Come Up And See Me Some Time, I Like A Man Who Takes His Time, What Do You Have To Do To Get It and many more.

She worked hard on her gags, and her enormous gag book was, next to her diamonds, her most precious possession.

It eventually numbered 2,000 pages and 20,000 jokes. She took some from stock publications for stand-up comics, such as McNally's Bulletin and Digest Of Humour, some of them going back to the 19th century.

But most were originals or at least her own versions.

The only effective restraint upon her was censorship. In 1927 she was convicted of corrupting public morals with one of her plays - Sex.

She was sentenced to ten days in jail and served eight, with two days off for good behaviour.

She wove her prison term into her public image. With a protofeminist twist, she pointed out that all the lawyers in the case against her were men, the jury was all-male and no women witnesses were called.

"This," she said, "was a case of Men versus One Woman."

That summed her up. She set out to prove that a woman can outdo men in the grand and grim task of showbusiness, and she succeeded.

 

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Khumbu
Khumbu posted over 7 years ago

I mean c’mon, this is a no brainer. This she is what all other female sex symbols are compared to, and most are found wanting! She set the standard!

revolution
revolution posted over 7 years ago

shame she was killed by kennedy’s goons

Maybellene.T
Maybellene.T posted over 7 years ago

Another classic hollywood icon~

Panda^_^
Panda^_^ posted over 7 years ago

Is she considered a plus-sized chick? I think someone told me this once. I am not exactly thinking clearly.

megbarbiee
megbarbiee posted over 7 years ago

well i think today she would for sure be considered plus size but back then i think she was just considered beautiful and her curves made her the icon she still remains today..

Melissa
Melissa posted over 7 years ago

Marilyn Monroe was a size 8. At the time, that was considered normal and healthy, and yes: BEAUTIFUL. Now everyone thinks skinny is beautiful.

In conclusion: By today's standards, she would be cnsidered plus-sized.

Panda^_^
Panda^_^ posted over 7 years ago

Oh i see. That is awesome, It is quite retarded that people are willing to starve themselves to become what society believes to be "pretty"

I am a size 1-3 but i am short and i am kinda curvy... it's just the way i am built though. They are teaching young girls that they must be skinny when in fact they don't. They only need to be healthy and strut what they have.

megbarbiee
megbarbiee posted over 7 years ago

true but you have to remember that some girls conform and some do their own thing…also that some girls are just naturally thin so it is not true that people in general are willing to starve themselves…so are naturally thin and happy…cant forget that

holly_wood
holly_wood posted over 7 years ago

She's awesome. I wish i had her hair color

Panda^_^
Panda^_^ posted over 7 years ago

Yes i know megabarbie and i apologize if i hurt anyone's feelings. i know many who just can't keep weight on. I am just against the media saying it is the 'In' thing.

megbarbiee
megbarbiee posted over 7 years ago

its all good

Maybellene.T
Maybellene.T posted over 7 years ago

The crazy things people do to lose weight!I once saw it on the papers that,some runway models actually ate cotton balls to stop themselves from being hungry!!!

Melissa
Melissa posted over 7 years ago

...cotton balls, eh?

Panda^_^
Panda^_^ posted over 7 years ago

Sick i hate the texture.

megbarbiee
megbarbiee posted over 7 years ago

eww so nasty

M_eanwhile
M_eanwhile posted over 7 years ago

I heard she was a size 12?

M_eanwhile
M_eanwhile posted over 7 years ago

Aah, wait, I just read that she was a pant size 8 and a dress size 12.

M_eanwhile
M_eanwhile posted over 7 years ago

Wait.. Now, I just read another article that says she was a pant size 12?! Wtf, I give up.

essika.misery
essika.misery posted over 7 years ago

She was a healthy size, a gorgeous woman, intelligent, talented and knew exactly how to get what she wanted. She is everything I could ever hope to acheive… She was doing the president for cripes sake…. (Not that I would touch George Bush chokes on vomit). She was the original american beauty and sex symbol, the only modern day woman to come close it Christina Aguleria

Panda^_^
Panda^_^ posted over 7 years ago

I like the picture in black and white.

absynthefairy99
absynthefairy99 posted over 7 years ago

classic sex symbol

Hun
Hun posted over 7 years ago

"The myth that Marilyn would be considered near plus-size today has become a battle cry in the culture wars over female body image," Seigel says. "The truism that the world's sexiest woman would be fat by today's glamour standards has been repeated unattributed in hundreds of articles and books.

"Nice try, but image activists will have to come up with other arguments," Seigel says. "Marilyn Monroe was not even close to a size 12." -Marilyn Monroe's Plu-Size Body Myth, NPR.org

At her heaviest she was 140lbs and she was 117lbs when she died. Her weight did fluctuated, but her body fat percentage is fairly low for most of her photos. She actually weight trained a bit (hence some definition in her arms in some photos), however she's no plus-size. Her waist is said to be around 23-25inch usually. And a size 12 dress from the 1950's isn't the same as a size 12 at Gap now. Often I wear a size 4 or Small dress, but around a 12 when it comes to dresses when I go and purshace patterns. And my waist is 26-27. I'm not a small girl, it's just that sizes are getting larger.

Does any of the girls who responded remember what Marilyn Monroe actually looked like? Have they seen her nude pics and pictures of her while she was still a brunette and post-surgery? She had plenty of plastic surgery. Along with dental work, she bleachd her brunette hair, had rhinoplasty, a chin implant, forehead extended, and some eyelid surgery... She also probably had breast augmentation as well. Look at various pictures of her and think a bit about it. It's so delusional to believe that she would be plus-size today. It's more plausible that she would be seen as larger back in the 50s and 60s, since the percentage of overweight women was lower and the dress sizes ran smaller.

bruised messiah
bruised messiah posted over 6 years ago

She was amazing.  Marilyn really set the standard for sex symbols, in my opinion.

trixareforkids
trixareforkids posted over 6 years ago

Too bad she's not still around to sing at my birthday party….

dancingduck
dancingduck posted over 6 years ago

Well, in my opinion she was and is still the hottest woman VER, she DEFINITELY wasn't plus sized then or now and christina is no comparison, although i like her as well.

Audrey_Kroxs
Audrey_Kroxs posted over 6 years ago

pure beauty—-no one can compqre to her!

YuRiPa
YuRiPa posted over 6 years ago

no one will ever be able to replace her. . .

thisinsultswomen
thisinsultswomen posted over 6 years ago

she was alright. I used to be a much bigger fan, though. I wonder why that changed.

randomly random
randomly random posted over 6 years ago

well have you randomly started to like men now women insulter? coz she is just sex on legs

toola
toola posted over 6 years ago

she is the best actor ever and be remember for ever  i wish i can be like her

shancai23
shancai23 posted over 6 years ago

She was apparently around a size 12 (sometimes i think in some pics possibly a size 10). She might have been considered a size 16 (which alot of people stilll think she was) but that would have only been in vintage sizing though. She was definately not a plus size woman.

alliemariexoxo
alliemariexoxo posted over 6 years ago

shes amazing. beauty with curves. ahh gives all of us ladies with impossible curves hope. :)

BritishTexan
BritishTexan posted over 6 years ago

Well, despite the hype, she actually had a BMI of 23.3 (bang in the middle of normal weight range) when she was at her heaviest.  At her lightest, which she was for the majority of her career, she had a BMI of 19.6 and was technically underweight.  A curvy figure, yes, she had a natural D cup and a small waist 22/23 inches. 

Vintage sizes are incredibly deceptive.  I was born in the early 60's, and can remember wearing British size 8 jeans in the late 70's.  I still had some of my original clothing from that period which I decided to give away to an American friend's daughter who is a US size 2.  She couldn't get anywhere near fitting into them and was really shocked.  I had a 22" waist and 33" hips.  Sizes were a lot smaller back then.  I spoke with an ex model friend who is now in marketing and design - the new method of measuring is called "vanity sizing" and started in the bridal industry to make women feel better that their dress was a size smaller than they normally could get into.  It has spread very rapidly into the rest of clothing sizes.  The difference in modern sizes would mean that MM would be a 5' 5" size 2 by nowerdays standards (although she would still have had to deal with being a D cup and being "top heavy" makes a woman look a lot heavier than she actually is!).  

Crimson_Tears2003
Crimson_Tears2003 posted over 6 years ago

I love how "The Best Celebrity to resurrect If It Were Possible" is even a choice!

But yea, i am definitly into oldtime movie stars now and it's all because of Ultraviolet's song Dead On the Dancefloor, lol. 

I am in love with Miss Monroe and Lauren Bacall. <3 

alliemariexoxo
alliemariexoxo posted over 6 years ago

so beautiful. she is what beauty really is, curvy and womanly.

[[Rawrr]]
[[Rawrr]] posted over 5 years ago

who cares what size she was! She was a beautiful, talented sex symbol!

ohiogrown
ohiogrown posted over 5 years ago

JFK was a lucky man

hottninja
hottninja posted over 5 years ago

old!

VSgurlee
VSgurlee posted over 5 years ago

she's like a classy tramp...you know?

petey 123
petey 123 posted over 5 years ago

the most beautifull person who is ever live in this world!!! she s my idol!!

♥Mimi♥
♥Mimi♥ posted over 5 years ago

My sister loves her looks and talents!

MarilynMonroe<3
MarilynMonroe<3 posted over 4 years ago

Despite what you think "Hun" Marilyn Monroe did not have as much cosmetic surgery as you are saying. Ive read about 12 biographys and her own autobiography "My story" and She only had a chin implant, and a tiny nose job. Yes, she had dental work, but dont we all? and her hair was died blonde. Thats a lot less than most actresses today. She did nothing to her forehead or anything else and she certainly didnt have a breast augmentation!!! thats absurd. In my opinon she was the most beautiful woman to ever live, i am a huge fan, i own 2 shirts a sweatshirt of her, all her movies, a few of her books (the rest i rented from the library) a poster of her in my room, and i made a coffee table with a collage of her photos. I certainly know she never had some of the surgeries you said she did. And the whole plus size ordeal is this: since today the ideal look is to be thin, she would be considered bigger now than she was then. Like ive heard she was a size 8 in pants, and she was actually quite small! a 23-25 inch waist is tiny! and in her movie Gentleman Prefer Blondes she was even more petite than Jane Russel, and she was not considered a plus size. Anyway, i love Marilyn and im one of her biggest fans!!! :D i love u Marilyn.

CarrotPie
CarrotPie posted over 3 years ago

are you people blind? yes she’s very attractive and has more meat on her bones than celebs now days but she was no where near plus size o.O probably UK size 10 or something like that

58lilys
58lilys posted over 2 years ago

Most sexy women that has ever lived

ms_panini
ms_panini posted over 2 years ago

EWW

ms_panini
ms_panini posted over 2 years ago

ewww

BringerOfTruth1
BringerOfTruth1 posted 7 months ago

I’m sorry, but I really can’t understand why anybody here is ready this post about Marilyn Monroe! I’m sorry, but she wasn’t only a sex symbol…she was a compete inspiration. Not only that, but it isn’t documented anywhere that she EVER went to jail. None of those songs that were listed were ever once sung by her. AND if “She invested her money in high-quality diamonds, which were also stage props, and by the end of the 1930s, she was probably the most celebrated owner of precious stones outside India,” please tell me where she got all this money. Because according to my calculations, Marilyn Monroe would have been approximately 14 YEARS OLD at the end of the 30’s, not that that would have even mattered considering she didn’t make enough money to purchase her own diamonds (high quality or otherwise) until she was well into her career! I really don’t understand where you are spouting all this information from…