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Friday, 17 June 2011

Marilyn Monroe...

I think most of us have our own personal idols that we adore, and want to - in one way or another - be like. Who are your idols or fashion icons?
It has to be said, there are many people that I myself regard as an idol, including Lady GaGa(of course) and many others, but at the moment I am most fascinated by Marilyn Monroe(Partly because I recently read a book about her). 

Of course, she was the stunningly beautiful, original blonde bombshell, who became one of the most famous women in the world, but what I admire the most about her was the fact that she came from such humble, underprivileged beginnings. I believe she suffered quite a lot of hardship throughout her childhood, moving from foster home to foster home...and even still, she single-handedly made a name for herself, and became hugely successful - I really admire her for this, and I guess part of me is rather envious of it!

Something else that gave me a lot of respect for Marilyn is how incredibly brave she was to study at the Actors Studio in NY, in an attempt to break free from her dumb-blonde type-casting, as she wanted to be taken seriously as an actress. I think that must have taken so much courage, and shows that she was actually an intelligent lady.
I too would love to have the guts to do something like that in my lifetime!

Thankyou for reading my huge rant, I'd better stop now before I write a novel... sorry it's so boring- but thankyou for reading<3