It’s been almost 60 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe, yet she’s more alive than ever.
With the passing of the years she has become a contemporary hero, like Charlie Chaplin and Andy Warhol. Whilst men fall in love with her beauty, women are fascinated by her tormented soul and moving fragility.
To honor the “Sad Goddess”, we have selected 10 surprising facts about her life that will amaze you. Read them all!
1 – She was one of the first women to own her own production company, the Marilyn Monroe Productions.
2 – She loved intellectual man.
3 – She adored reading and she attended some literary courses at UCLA University.
4 – She converted to Judaism marrying writer Arthur Miller.
5 – She helped Ella Fitzgerald book the Mocambo Club, where she was originally rejected because of the color of her skin.
6 – She didn’t own many clothes. She wasn’t a shopping addicted. She had no interest in jewels or money.
7 – Truman Capote wanted her for the role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but she turned down the offer.
8 – She found it almost impossible to learn lines, due to her omnipresent insecurity.
9 – As a child, she lived in an orphanage and had 11 sets of foster parents.
10 – Although she was typecast as a dumb blonde, she was actually extremely intelligent. She had an IQ of 168.