Growing up, Marilyn Monroe was my absolute favorite icon. It started in 1980 when I saw a made-for-t.v. movie called “Marilyn: The Untold Story”. Catherine Hicks gave a stunning performance and I was hooked. We didn’t have computers, so I spent hours at the library and bookstore inhaling any and all information I could find on the movie star and the woman. I loved her beauty, her innocence, her talent, and her vulnerability. In ninth grade I wrote my 5000 word essay on Marilyn and also discovered the minister at my church had gone to school with her. I think I actually screamed out loud in confirmation class when she told me that! It’s amazing to me that even after her death 50 years ago, she’s just as popular (maybe even more so) than when she was alive. In honor of what would have been her 86th birthday yesterday, I have chosen her as my style inspiration today. Happy birthday Marilyn!
I so wish Marilyn would have lived. I would love to see everything she could have and would have done, but she’ll always be one of the great beauties and icons in history.