Undeniably one of the most fashionably influential women to aspire too in the 50’s & 60’s was Marilyn Monroe. Even in 1999, almost forty years after her death, she was named the sixth greatest female star of all time on the American Film Institute’s 100 Years, 100 Stars list.
The Beauty Foster Child
Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married for the first time at the age of sixteen. This makes perfect sense considering her childhood and most foster children make huge blunders. For the simple reason they want to loved and accepted. We all know throughout her life time she sadly never found it. Because tragically her love relationships were only skin deep. It was her beauty that became her success and her tragedy at the same time. As part of the war effort in 1944, she met a photographer and began a successful pin up modeling career.
What is it about Marilyn “the” Monroe style, that fascinates us so much? Her film success during the 1950’s were a clear message to all other women that Marilyn Monroe’s look was the trend to follow. Marilyn Monroe fascinated the masses with her sensuous, glamorous good looks, and her classic movie star appeal.
Her platinum blonde locks, red lips, and sexy aura reflects the chic and feminine fashion image that us ladies still admire today. The white halter dress she wore became an instant iconic fashion symbol, and it just so happened to hug her curves in all the right places.Her dramatic eyelashes, and high-arched brows created a signature look all on her own, which she is still recognized for today. It is both classic and unique, and will forever be identified as “the” Monroe style.
Her clothes were often tight fitting, daring, and revealing in more ways than one. Her track record for playing the typical ditzy blonde, paired with an overload of sex appeal, is what catapulted her to international sex symbol status. No matter who you are, don’t be afraid to take a bit of her flare and translate it to create a fabulous Marilyn inspired outfit!
Beauty Versus A Sound Mind
Monroe’s troubled private life received much attention. She struggled with addiction, depression, and anxiety. She had two highly publicized marriages. The sad truth regarding her mental state was all over the shot. Understandbly as a foster child this could never be healed. The simple reason it was her natural beauty we aspired too. But as a mentally stable woman, we should learn that the industry after all sort her for their own person financial gain. Being famous can result in harsh consequences. The possibility of Monroe having accidentally overdosed was ruled out as the dosages found in her body were several times over the lethal limit. Her doctors and psychiatrists stated that she had been prone to “severe fears and frequent depressions” with “abrupt and unpredictable” mood changes, and had overdosed several times in the past, possibly intentionally. Due to these facts and the lack of any indication of foul play, her death was classified a probable suicide