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Marilyn Monroe

  • American actress
  • Born June 1, 1926
  • Died August 5, 1962

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer. Famous for playing comic "blonde bombshell" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s and was emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962 (equivalent to $2 billion in 2018). More than half a century later, she continues to be a major popular culture icon.Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of sixteen.


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

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




I don't know if high society is different in other cities, but in Hollywood, important people can't stand to be invited someplace that isn't full of other important people. They don't mind a few unfamous people being present because they make good listeners.




All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I'd worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: 'Don't hide these things from me. I'd rather you ask me these things straight out, and I'll answer all your questions.'




I think one of the basic reasons men make good friends is that they can make up their minds quickly.




I'll think I have a few wonderful friends and all of a sudden, ooh, here it comes. They do a lot of things. They talk about you to the press, to their friends, tell stories, and you know, it's disappointing.




It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.




Fear is stupid. So are regrets.




I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.




A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.

A woman can bring a new love to each man she loves, providing there are not too many.




I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.




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




It's all make believe, isn't it?




Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer. You're gay, you're sick, you're nervous or whatever.




A woman can't be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can't do it by herself.




Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered... to feel she is the most important thing in someone's world. Only a man can paint this picture.




One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel.




Depending upon my activities, I sleep between five and ten hours every night. I sleep in an extra-wide single bed, and I use only one heavy down comforter over me, summer or winter. I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns; they disturb my sleep.




I've never dropped anyone I believed in.




Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do.




No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.




I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.

I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.




I have never cared especially for outdoor sports and have no desire to excel at tennis, swimming, or golf. I'll leave those things to the men.




I don't want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like.




It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.




Of course, it does depend on the people, but sometimes I'm invited places to kind of brighten up a dinner table like a musician who'll play the piano after dinner, and I know you're not really invited for yourself. You're just an ornament.




If your man is a sports enthusiast, you may have to resign yourself to his spouting off in a monotone on a prize fight, football game or pennant race.




If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.

If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.




I've always wanted a baby.




Next to my husband, and along with Marlon Brando, I think that Yves Montand is the most attractive man I've ever met.




Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.




A man makes you feel important - makes you glad you are a woman.




When it comes to gossip, I have to readily admit men are as guilty as women.




Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I'd sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it. I loved anything that moved up there and I didn't miss anything that happened and there was no popcorn either.




Respect is one of life's greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don't have that?




I often wake up in the night, and I like to have something to think about.




Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.



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