Marilyn Monroe is such an Iconic figure whose beauty transcends time. Here is the rundown of the things she likes , quotes she shared, and the stars who love her.
Marilyn’s Favorite Perfume: Marilyn was famous for saying she only wears Chanel No. 5 to sleep. If you want to smell like the iconic figure but find the original too heavy and strong, try Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, it’s lighter and makes a youthful counterpart to the original. I like the fragrance for regular daytime use and it rates a 4.3 at Makeup Alley.
Marilyn’s Favorite Drink: Dom Perignon 1953
“I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it”
“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it”
“People respect you because they feel you’ve survived hard times and endured, and although you’ve become famous, you haven’t become phony.”
“It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.”
“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
“When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them.”
“If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.”
“I’ve never fooled anyone. I’ve let people fool themselves. They didn’t bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn’t argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn’t.”
“Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”
“I want to grow old without facelifts. I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made.”
“I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.”
“I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night — there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.”
“If I play a stupid girl and ask a stupid question, I’ve got to follow it through, what am I supposed to do, look intelligent?”
“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course”
Who Loves Marilyn?
Angelina Jolie was dolled up into into Monroe’s Iconic image for promo images for her 2002 romantic comedy Life or Something Like it.
Madonna, an icon herself, has paid homage to Monroe’s style and image in red carpet events and in her music videos.
Ashley Judd played Norma Jean in the dramatized biopic of Monroe entitled Norma Jean & Marilyn
Christina Aguilera is compared to the iconic Monroe for her makeup and wardrobe in public events and in Magazines like GQ.