Shocking Facts About Marilyn Monroe We Never Got to Know

Would you ever believe that someone could remain the most beautiful woman ever to grace the silver screen, even decades after her death? Well, believe it or not, Marilyn Monroe is one such celebrity who continues to rule hearts and make her presence felt in the industry although she is not alive anymore. There’s little doubt that Ms. Monroe is still one of the most beautiful women in the world. Such is her aura and charisma.

But looks aside, there are many such things about a celebrity that the world, particularly their fans, want to find out. The notion that everything about our favorite celebrities’ lives is out there in the public domain is a mere myth. There are many such aspects that stay hidden from the public eye until their departure from the world. So many secrets got revealed after the legendary Norma Jeane, aka Marilyn Monroe, breathed her last. The shocking tidbits keep arriving even to this day. Today, we have gathered the 25 most shocking facts about Marilyn Monroe that most of us still don’t know. 

Marilyn Wasn’t a Natural Blonde.

Although the iconic performer, Marilyn Monroe, established herself as the ultimate blonde bombshell, it may surprise you that she wasn’t a natural blonde. She was a natural brunette, and reportedly, she experimented with several different hair dyes to determine her signature look. Eventually, she settled for the platinum blonde color that we all associate with her.

According to several reports, Marilyn was quite concerned about her looks and appearance. Famous for her hourglass figure, the late actress preferred drinking a glass full of raw eggs stirred into milk. This was her favorite breakfast. She used to call herself a “part rabbit,” as she ate at least a ton of raw carrots daily and preferred to cook her own meals.

She was Far From Dumb

It is unfortunate that people often associate the term dumb blonde with Marilyn Monroe, while it is far from reality. There’s no doubt that Ms. Monroe had a troubled life and suffered from mental illness and depression. Some even claim that she was schizophrenic. But this doesn’t mean she was dumb. Sarah Churchwell, American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities’ professor at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, UK, analyzed Marilyn in her book titled The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe, in which she debunked several myths associated with the century’s biggest bombshell. Churchwell categorically stated that the biggest myth surrounding the late actress is that she was dumb, the second is that she was a fragile lady, and the third is that Marilyn couldn’t act.

“She was far from dumb, although she was not formally educated, and she was very sensitive about that. But she was very smart indeed – and very tough. She had to be both to beat the Hollywood studio system in the 1950s. She was very witty, with an acidic sense of humor. The dumb blonde was a role – she was an actress, for heaven’s sake! Such a good actress that no one now believes she was anything but what she portrayed on screen.”

Sarah Churchwell

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