Marilyn Monroe’s Real Measurements - Dispelling The Myths
Over the years I’ve always believed what everyone has said about her in casual conversation, never really questioning it. Naturally blonde, size 12-16, the list goes on. If you know her well, you probably know these stats aren’t true. For the rest of us, there’s this.
This article blew away common myth and lays out some points about her that we all may have not known before. Here are some outlining facts below from the article.
Her Real Measurements - Not A Size 12
“As a direct example of her size, the white dress she wore in The Seven Year Itch was recently auctioned off and was put on a mannequin that was a size 2.”
“So what size was Marilyn Monroe actually? Luckily, many of her dresses, carefully preserved, are still around to measure off of. Further, one of her dress makers also chimed in with exact measurements he took. Those measurements were 5 ft. 5.5 inches tall; 35 inch bust; 22 inch waist (approximately 2-3 inches less than the average American woman in the 1950s and 12 inches less than average today); and 35 inch hips, with a bra size of 36D. Her weight fluctuated a bit through her career, usually rising in times of depression and falling back to her normal thereafter, but her dressmaker listed her as 118 pounds and the Hollywood studios tended to list her between 115-120 lbs.”
“…according to BluFire Model Registry, models are generally in the vicinity of a 34 bust; 24 waist; and 34 hips, which is very close to Monroe’s measurements of 35-22-35.”
“Another Marilyn Monroe myth was that she was a blonde. In fact, the actress famed for her platinum blond curls actually was a dark haired brunette. She first dyed her hair blonde after being told that models with lighter colored hair were preferable, so bleached it to golden blonde and later adjusted this a total of nine times until she settled on platinum blonde. As Monroe later stated, “There’s only one sort of natural blonde on earth – albinos.””
Her High I.Q.
Monroe didn’t just have looks, but brains as well. Her IQ came out at a full 33 points above the national average at the time when she was tested (at 163).”