It’s hard to believe but on this very day, June 1, we celebrate what would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday. An actress, singer, model, and the ultimate sex symbol, she is a legend who still remains one of the most popular Hollywood icons. Many of her favorite quotes like ’Give a girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world’ or ’Do not worry, and worry’ inspire millions of women.
Many remember her as a beautiful girl with platinum blonde curls in a sexy white dress. This is probably one of the most famous images she created...but was she really like that?
We here at WeGoRo decided to share some facts that will show you the other side of Marilyn: the real Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn never finished high school. However, she read a lot. She had more than 400 books in her library, including works of Sigmund Freud, Marcel Proust, and Russian classics.
’We beautiful women are obliged to seem foolish so as not to disturb men.’
’A career is wonderful, but you can’t curl up with it on a cold night.’
’I’m tired of sex roles. I don’t want to play sex roles anymore. An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.’
’Honestly, I don’t need someone who sees the good in me. I need someone who sees the bad in me and still wants me.’
Marilyn Monroe with her second husband, Joe DiMaggio.
’We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.’
’What I really want to say: That what the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers. Please don’t make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe.’
Preview photo credit Gabriel T Toro / behance