Fifty years ago today, Hollywood's greatest sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, died from "acute barbiturate poisoning" at the age of 36. It's impossible to talk about her once-in-a-lifetime beauty without sounding like a creep, but she really was everything people said about her: that hair, that smile, that beauty mark, those lips, those CURVES. Yowza. She was also a very gifted singer AND actress, in both dramas and comedies. It's fun to imagine what her career would be like if she had risen to fame in the 2010s. Would she have been cast in so many "ditzy blonde" roles? What's the modern-day equivalent of the famous subway grate scene from The Seven-Year Itch? Which New York Met would she be dating? One thing's for sure, though: she'd be as popular as Michelle Jenneke, if Michelle Jenneke were a blonde bomb-shell. With that in mind, here are 10 1950s sex symbols, including dearest Marilyn, who would have blown up the Internet had they been discovered today.
And one for the ladies:
It's not fair.