27 Dec 2011

Because You're Worth it!

'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.'  ** Marilyn Monroe **

Source: Here is a declaration of independence in feminity, a fresh yet defiant statement of truth that no other young lady than Marilyn Monroe could have mustered with candid honesty and which would decades later end up as a mantra for the modern woman on a Facebook page clocking over 3 million 'Likes' to the counter!

Meanwhile Marilyn spent her short lifetime battling prejudices in their derogatory demeasure brought about by her divine looks and status as a hot sex kitten. The Californian actress who claimed having spent most of the 1950s on her knees, who slept at night wearing only a bra and a drop of Chanel No.5, who hairdried homemade pasta ribbons in her bid to be the perfect housewife to Joe DiMaggio, and who popped uppers and downers like there was no tomorrow, happened to have a thirst for knowledge (Arthur Miller), a quest for cinematic recognition (The Actors Studio) and a general lust for life. She was the product of the American dream, its coming of age and ultimate demise. She remains however one of the most alluring and enduring actresses of all times.

Photographic Sources: (1) 'Marilyn Reading at Home, 1953', via Vi.sualize.us/ Photobucket. (2) 'Marilyn Monroe by Douglas Kirkland, 1961, pt.9, Trials and Errors', via Vi.sualize.us. (3) 'Marilyn Monroe', via Vi.sualize.us.

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