“Fame has a special burden, which I might as well state here and now. I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. But what goes with it can be a burden. I feel that beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity. I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous. This is where a lot of them miss the boat. And then something I’d just like to spout off on. We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift. Art, real art, comes from it, everything.” (Marilyn Monroe)
On the anniversary of her death…I never idealized Marilyn, but I also cannot deny that she was most certainly an original Nymphobrainiac, beautiful, sensual, and intelligent (with a reported IQ of 168)…she was mindful of the influence of her assets…perhaps too mindful.
Cheers to Great Women, xxx c.