I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles~Audrey Hepburn

Monday, January 24, 2011

Matinee Monday: Marilyn Monroe

June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962

She was funny, beautiful and talented. A true legend. Nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell", Marilyn Monroe starred in some of my favorite movies like Niagra, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Prince and the Showgirl, Some Like it Hot, Monkey Business, Don't Bother to Knock and The Seven Year Itch. Although she didn't have an easy life and seemed very sad on the inside, she always shined on the outside. Marilyn had a true fighting spirit, and she was taken away from us way too soon. I wish things could have been happier for her, but I hope she was able to feel a little love along her journey in life. She was more then just a sex symbol, and was worth so much more then people ever gave her credit for. There has never been another like her, and she is a bright star in the heavens. Today I salute the wonderful and flawless Marilyn Monroe on Matinee Monday.

Fun Facts:

Appeared on the first cover of Playboy in 1953

Once married to baseball great Joe Dimaggio who would send roses to her grave for many years after her death

Often carried around the book, "The Biography of Abraham Lincoln."

Fearing blemishes, she washed her face fifteen times a day

Thought the "right side" of her face was her best side

Wore glasses

When she wasn't working she preferred wearing nothing but a bathrobe

Was originally set to play Holly Golightly in "Breakfast at Tiffany's, but Audrey Hepburn played the role instead

Her dress when singing President Kennedy Happy Birthday was so tight that it needed to be sewn on

Champagne was her drink of choice and Dom Perignon was her particular favorite

Jean Harlow was her idol


  1. She was such a beauty and I agree, taken from us much too soon! I think she really was a groundbreaker because she was beautiful but yet so very funny. I visited her grave in the 80's, it's actually a crypt in the wall and it was covered in kiss marks from all the girls who had kissed it:) Natalie Wood was buried there also, her family was still leaving hand written cards on her grave, so sad:(

  2. very nice post..too bad she didn't see herself as others did...

  3. Yes sad! Natalie Wood was another one that we lost way too soon. She was beautiful as well. Very tragic in both cases!!

  4. You know, I learned that this beautiful woman was a size 13 back then which is like a size 8 today. She was not skinny but she was beautiful and confident and everyone else thought so too.
    That's how I know that it's never the size. It's the inner spirit of beauty that truly portrays it.

  5. I agree! Yes I really wish it were like that now. There are so many young girls who don't feel good about their bodies and that just causes problems. Beauty back then was so different and it's too bad it's not like that anymore! It should be. Yes she was beautiful!!