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.
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
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