Marilyn Monroe’s very name brings about mixed reactions from everybody, but the amazing thing is the fact that everybody reacts. Whether you love or hate her, Marilyn’s image is engraved in the minds of everybody all over the world. It is hard to believe that she managed to do so many things in so short of an existence.
She possessed all of the traits that men associate with beautiful women, and to top it all off had a great acting career. Honestly – she was ranked the sixth greatest actress of all time. She started the lovable ‘dumb blonde’ stereotype, and unsuccessfully married baseball great Joe DiMaggio. Need I go on?
Perhaps the most revered piece of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia is the iconic white dress from her movie “The Seven Year Itch”. If you can think of it, you probably remember it blowing up around her waist as she stands above a subway grate in a New York subway. This pose has been replicated many times throughout the years, but it hasn’t been done quite as masterfully as it was by Marilyn.
She has also modeled, not least notably her appearance as the first Playboy Playmate. In it, she represented all that men believe to be sexy and perfect: the near-orgasmic smile that turns on the very essence of men’s sexuality, the elegant pose that hides but suggests that there is more, the way her body suggests pure ecstasy… she did it all. Some even suggest that it can’t be done better, and studies have proven that all of the aforementioned bits of Marilyn’s pose are extremely effective.
She also represents the hard-working woman who knows what she wants. She was orphaned as a young child and grew up with only one goal in mind: to be a movie star. She worked her way up and made deals with some early companies, starring in now-legendary movies like “Some Like It Hot” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.