Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What Turned Norma Jeane Into Marilyn?

Most people who know me, learn very quickly of my absolute admiration for Marilyn Monroe's beauty. I couldn't resist the urge to write about the blonde starlet after recently reading an article in the 25th anniversary issue of Vanity Fair. Though it has been more than twenty-six years since her untimely death, a collection of never-before-seen possessions has revealed more about Monroe's fascinating life. Check out Vanity Fair's October 2008 cover-story, The Secret Marilyn Files.

Though she is both stunning and captivating, Norma Jeane Baker's evolution into the blonde bombshell known as Marilyn Monroe, may have been catalyzed by plastic surgery. It is rumored by MakeMeHeal, that upon signing a contract with Twentieth Century-Fox, the rising star underwent a rhinoplasty to lessen the appearance of her bulbous nose, and to refine the tip. She may have also had a procedure done to refine her chin, and may have undergone a blepharoplasty, or eye lift. Even in 1946 celebrities were willing to undergo surgery (although things were much more hush-hush then given the stigma attached to cosmetic surgery); the seemingly-flawless results help boosted Monroe's career. No matter what it took, there is no question that Marilyn Monroe skyrocketed into a pop culture icon, who will never be forgotten.

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