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Marilyn Monroe Quotes


Marilyn Monroe More books have been written about Marilyn Monroe than all of Hollywoods pretenders to the crown of movie icon of all time. She was the biggest sex symbol of the 1950's and the onscreen Marilyn Monroe magic has been much talked about by all her co-stars, producers and directors. She had that telegenic ability to look normal in real life but transform under a camera lens to someone that displayed so much more than skin deep beauty. When the camera focused on Marilyn it could capture literally more than the human eye could comprehend and when revealed on film it displayed a remarkable presence of the person that was alluring and innocent yet completely captivating. But Marilyn was more than a pretty face on film, there are countless tales of how she helped or cared for people, but I will share just one. In 1955 everyone who was anybody in the music world wanted to play at The Mocambo in Hollywood but if you were a person of colour it was a no can do, that is until Marilyn Monroe called the owner of the Mocombo and told him if he booked Ella Fitzgerald that she would sit in the front row every night for one week. The owner agreed, the race ban was abolished, Marilyn sat in the front row for one week, the press went into a stupefied frenzy and best of all Ella Fitzgerald never looked back after that magical moment of kindness from a wonderful heart. Marilyn was ahead of her time but her on screen persona took on a life of its own, yes a lot of the lines were made for her characters but she was quite quick to quip back with a cracking quote of her own, like when she was informed she was the not the star in the 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes she was quoted as saying: "Well whatever I am, I'm still the blonde". Some of the worlds greatest icons have people hanging off their every word for its meaning, so without further ado here is my compilation of 15 of the best Marilyn Monroe quotes
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
  • Born: 1st June 1926, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Died: 5th August 1962, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Actress, singer and model
  • Name change: In 1946 she started using the name Marilyn Monroe but she did not get it changed legally until 10 years later on 23rd February 1956
  • Favourite artist: Francisco Goya
  • Books: She was an avid bookworm owning over 400 books. At the time of her death she was reading Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and a novel called Captain Newman MD
  • Firsts: In 1953 Monroe appeared on the front cover of the first issue of Playboy
  • Sex symbol: Playboy named her the number 1 sex star of the 20th century, Empire magazine named her one of the sexiest stars in movie history while People magazine named her the sexiest woman of the 20th century
  • Trivia: The dress Marilyn wore to sing happy birthday to president John F. Kennedy was so tight it was sewn onto her. It later sold for a breath taking $1,267,500.00 making it the most expensive dress ever

"The truth is, I've never fooled anyone. I've let men sometimes fool themselves"

Marilyn Monroe

"I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it"

Marilyn Monroe

"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No.5, of course"

Marilyn Monroe

"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world"

Marilyn Monroe

"Speaking of Oscars, I would win overwhelmingly if the Academy gave an Oscar for faking orgasms. I have done some of my best acting convincing my partners I was in the throes of ecstasy"

Marilyn Monroe

"To all the girls that think you're fat because you're not a size zero, you're the beautiful one, its society who's ugly"

Marilyn Monroe

"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you $50,000 for a kiss and 50c for your soul"

Marilyn Monroe

"Sometimes things fall apart, so that better things can fall together"

Marilyn Monroe

"Fame is like caviar. It's good to have caviar, but not every damned day"

Marilyn Monroe

"I want to be an artist, not an erotic freak. I don't want to be sold to the public as a celluloid aphrodisiacal"

Marilyn Monroe

"We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle"

Marilyn Monroe

"I've been on a calendar, but never on time"

Marilyn Monroe

"Dogs never bite me. Just humans"

Marilyn Monroe

"If I had observed all the rules, I'd never have gotten anywhere"

Marilyn Monroe

"A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows that she has none"

Marilyn Monroe

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