Norma Jeane Mortenson was born 90 years ago today. She died just two months after her 36th birthday, but over three-and-a-half short decades, she became Marilyn Monroe — a sex symbol, fashion icon, and Hollywood legend. In honor of what would have been her 90th birthday, click the link in our bio to remember 7 of Marilyn’s best performances. 🌟💗
“We almost didn’t meet. I’d heard of Joe DiMaggio but I didn’t know much about him. I’ve never followed baseball…I was very tired the night of the date and asked if I could get out of it. But I’d promised. I had visualized him as having slicked back hair, wearing flashy sports clothes; with a New York line of patter…he had no line at all. No jokes. He was shy and reserved but, at the same time, rather warm and, friendly. I noticed that he wasn’t eating the food in front of him, that he was looking at me. Then the next thing I noticed was that I wasn’t tired anymore. Joe asked me to have dinner with him the next night. I had dinner with him that night, the next night, and every night until he had to leave for New York.” – Marilyn Monroe
“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” —Saul Leiter
If Marilyn Monroe, one of the most revered women of the 20th century, can have cellulite and still send both men and women to their knees, it shouldn’t be a crime for a regular woman to have cellulite too.