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Marilyn Monroe Said ‘Imperfection Is Beauty’ — Here Are 14 Photos Over The Course of Her Life That Prove Her Right

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When it comes to 1950’s Hollywood, few stars still shine as brightly as the late and great Marilyn Monroe some 62 years after her passing. While she is perhaps best known for her films Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Bus Stop (1956), Monroe was also the first person to pose for Playboy magazine, enhancing her place in history as a sex symbol for all of America.

Often misunderstood in Hollywood, Monroe had a tendency to push back against the way things were normally done and — not surprisingly — was criticized by the press and ridiculed by much of the industry for it.

Admittedly diva-ish at times, and something of a perfectionist, this starlet broke ceilings — glass and otherwise — and cultural stereotypes in a way that changed Hollywood forever. All it took was persistence, stubbornness, wit and determination.

Marilyn Monroe in 1952
Marilyn Monroe in 1952Getty

All of these qualities were proven by how she never let people tear her down based on the way she looked. In fact, Monroe once famously said, “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring,” which is something moviegoers saw Monroe live every second of her glamorous and very tragic life.

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