Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962) — born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker — was a celebrated American actress, singer, and model. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.
Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing.
Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful.
I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time.
Men are so willing to respect anything that bores them.
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.
It's all make believe, isn't it?
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