Marilyn Monroe – why does she still inspire generations of women today?

Marilyn Monroe – why does she still inspire generations of women today?
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Marilyn Monroe is undoubtedly the quintessence of sex appeal and style icon. Although she has not been among us for years, the star continues to inspire. What was so special about her?

Years pass and Marilyn Monroe still lives in our hearts, or more precisely her style. Women have been inspired by her for many years and there is no sign of that to change. Interestingly (and a bit sadly at the same time), it even happens, especially among young girls, that they do not associate her with the art industry and acting but with her characteristic creations or make-up!

Monroe, or the eighth wonder of the world

“If Niagara Falls is one of the 7 wonders of the world, then Marilyn Monroe is the eighth wonder” – it’s hard to disagree with that statement. She really had “that something” about her that is hard to define clearly. Thanks to this spirit she is still alive

Marilyn was born on June 1, 1926 as Norma Jeane Mortenson. She was mainly engaged in acting, but also tried her hand as a singer and film producer. According to the ranking of the American Film Institute, she was on the 6th place in the list of the greatest actresses of all time. She worked with 20th Century Fox, Columbia Pictures and Fox. She gained fame thanks to such productions as “Men Prefer Blondes” and “The Straw Widowmaker”. People were interested in Marilyn – because that was the nickname she gave herself – not only because of her acting, but above all because of her rather colorful life and above-average beauty

“Blond hair and breasts, that’s how I got started. I didn’t know how to act. All I had was my blonde hair and a body that men liked. I took off because I was lucky enough to meet the right men.” – monroe said during one of her interviews

The artist led quite an interesting life, which was followed with interest by her fans of the time. She was married three times, of which the first time she entered into a relationship when she was only 16 years old. Four years later she was already divorced. With no husband she lived to see the offspring.

A legend of cinema and a legend of style

Monroe became famous for her style. She always looked impeccable, stylish and very feminine. Like no one else she was able to emphasize her assets. Interestingly, as she herself admitted, she did not want to be a sexbomb. However, large necklines, stiletto heels, platinum blonde hair and red lips made her a sex symbol

Marilyn’s trademark was her blonde curls. This hairstyle continues to inspire the world’s celebrities to this day, but no one looks as good in them as Monroe does. This hairstyle is considered unconventional and always in fashion

Marilyn’s make-up is still a hit among make-up artists. Red lips, thick eye line (the so-called cat eye), fair, smooth skin and a characteristic mole. This look is considered to be the beauty canon, from which every fashionable woman draws inspiration. Her makeup was always perfected down to the smallest detail. This perfectionism made her the quintessence of elegance and chic

Monroe always took care to smell beautiful. She loved Chanel No. 5 perfume and believed that a woman’s beautiful scent was as important as her clothes

Monroe’s beauty secrets

Marilyn paid great attention to her skin care and took advice from a dermatologist. The New York Museum of Makeup even shows the doctor’s recommendations, thanks to which the artist’s skin was supposed to be perfect. These documents show that Monroe had dry skin and had to pay great attention to moisturizing it. Every morning she washed her face with warm water and a soap developed by a dermatologist. This was followed by toner, moisturizer, eye cream and two-phase powder. The star’s makeup removal was always done with an oil. These treatments are an inspiration for many ladies who also want to have a beautiful complexion

Monroe died on August 5, 1962. Her death still raises many doubts and questions today – she was found naked on a bed in her Los Angeles home. She was holding a telephone receiver in her hand.

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