Hollywood Truth or Myth: Was Marilyn Monroe a size 16?

Every time Hollywood gets criticism for favoring the ultra skinny girls, Marilyn Monroe is cited as an example of curviness. Legend has it that she was a size 16. The truth behind the myth is that Monroe was actually a size 8. Still curvy by today’s standards, but not nearly what many believed to be her true size.

The picture I selected is from Bert Stern’s The Last Sitting, a collection of photos taken of Monroe over a 3 day period. I am sure Monroe wouldn’t mind, as she once stated, ” [w]e 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.” Watch some photo’s from The Last Sitting below.

Marilyn Monroe – Last Sitting; Bert Stern – Watch more Videos at Vodpod.

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