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20 October 2014
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Bob Beerman, 1953.
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Bob Beerman, 1953.
19 October 2014
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Anonymous asked

So I have a question...why do girls idolize Marilyn Monroe? She was extremely beautiful BUT she was a pill popping drug addict that slept with many many men...a lot of which were married. Is she really a good role model?

alwaysmarilynmonroe:

She took barbiturates, which are prescription drugs for anxiety, depression and insomnia, that’s all. I personally don’t see how taking any drugs should define a person, but hey. If you’re referring to JFK, they met four times, three of them at public events and one of them at Bing Crosby’s house in Palm Springs, so at most they had a one night stand. JFK was a serial womaniser and slept with many women, yet no one says a thing because he was a good president and a male. As for Yves Montand, they were both married at the time. These are the only married men Marilyn might have slept with as far as my research shows. Did you know that Grace Kelly slept with all of her costars except for James Stewart? Some at multiple times? Her and her husband also had affairs when married and so did Audrey Hepburn. Yet, no one ever says anything about the other stars. Why should this define anyone, especially just the woman? The majority of stars, males included had affairs, so If you’re going the judge Marilyn then you should be (wrongly in my opinion) judging them all. Remember, it takes two, yes their actions may not be perfect but it doesn’t make them a bad person. Marilyn came from nothing, she was an illegitimate child in the 1920s from a broken home and she became one of the most successful actresses of the 1950s and early 1960s, I think that’s pretty inspiring. She tells so many people that they can achieve their dreams if they work hard and persevere, she also helps a lot of people, (myself included) with coping with mental illnesses. I think you should look a little deeper before you make such statements and realise what an incredible person she actually was.

#preach   
19 October 2014
Audrey Hepburn, c.1951.
Audrey Hepburn, c.1951.
#audrey hepburn   #1951   #*edit   
18 October 2014
Audrey Hepburn on her wedding day, 25th September 1954.
Audrey Hepburn on her wedding day, 25th September 1954.
#audrey hepburn   #1954   #*edit   
17 October 2014
Marilyn Monroe at the Academy Awards, 1951.
Marilyn Monroe at the Academy Awards, 1951.
16 October 2014
Marilyn Monroe, 1953.
Marilyn Monroe, 1953.
15 October 2014
Audrey Hepburn photographed by Richard Avedon in a publicity shot for Funny Face (1957).
Audrey Hepburn photographed by Richard Avedon in a publicity shot for Funny Face (1957).
14 October 2014
Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Fireball, 1950.
Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Fireball, 1950.