April 14, 2009

Marilyn Monroe: Plus Sized or Waif thin?

I found this great article today. Read it and let me know YOUR thoughts:

From Allure.com:

Marilyn: Not as Plump as Everyone Thought
April 14, 2009

When historians recently studied Henry VII's armor, they found that he was much, much larger in life. But a recent Marilyn Monroe costume exhibition proves the famously curvy icon was actually a quite tiny size six.

In fact, Times UK writer Sara Buys actually got to try on the legend's clothes (jealous!), and found she could barely wiggle her own petite frame into them.

Here are the digits:
Marilyn was 5 feet, 5 inches, weighed about 112 pounds, and boasted the extreme hourglass, Jessica Rabbit-like measurements of 36-23-35, which totally disproves that whole idea that she was far rounder than today's average starlet.

Still, it's a remarkable collection of numbers. Want to take your own turn in one of Monroe's famous frocks? It'll cost you: Her infamous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" dress fetched a cool $1,267,500 at a 1999 Christie's auction.
Posted By Erin Flaherty
Filed Under Celebrities

Here is the direct link to the article:

Makes you think twice about sizes and how society defines women's bodies doesn't it?

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