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Old 06-04-2018, 10:12 PM
 
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Oh well I was going by Franco being on a sexiest celebrity list as an example, so I thought people might think he is therefore, if he's on a list.

I would have thought that the characters she played would come into play with how she is viewed though. For example, you could argue that Tina Fey is a goodlooking woman, but because of how she acts in her movies and the characters she plays, as well as on SNL, she is not exactly most guys' first go to choice for fantasies.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:21 PM
 
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I don't mean to be insulting towards her as I am sure she was a very attractive woman for her time, and the majority seem to agree, but so far I have seen her in two movies. Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, and Some Like it Hot.

In those movies though, she acts very similar in both, and she plays a total bimbo, and plays the bimbo persona to a hilt. I think it takes away whatever attractiveness she has, unless of course people are going by how she was in real life, but you think that the characters she played would have some sort of an effect on how people viewed her attraction wise. But what do you think? I am seeing her the wrong way?
Don't underestimate Monroe. She knew exactly what she was doing and she knew when to do it, too.
She could go out in public and not be recognized because, she said, I didn't want to be. And then go right back out as Marilyn and be recognized.
She knew how to get discovered, too. You should read some of the material about her.


Loni Anderson said that if beauty is all you've got going for you, then you'll never make it in Hollywood. She was right.


Don't forget we had lots to choose from and lots for her to compete with. From Doris Day to Grace Kelly and all the way from Gina Lollobrigida to Debbie Reynolds, the field was packed and she made her own place.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:23 PM
 
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But how did she make her own place in Hollywood, if all she had going for her was being a pin up model and flirting with JFK, and bad acting?

I mean maybe it's just me, but I see her as a female Dolph Lundgren as in goodlooking, but really bad acting, but you don't see Dolph Lundgren being one of the biggest stars in the world.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:25 PM
 
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She wasn't just flirting with JFK.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:34 PM
 
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Oh?
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:49 PM
 
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Oh?
Um. Yes. I don't think there's a serious historian who doesn't recognize that they had at least a one weekend affair, which is what I believe the extent of their relationship was.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:53 PM
 
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Oh okay. But there have been other celebrities who have had extra marital affairs, and it still doesn't add to their fame.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:55 PM
 
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Oh okay. But there have been other celebrities who have had extra marital affairs, and it still doesn't add to their fame.
If you have an affair with the President of the United States, WHILE HE IS IN OFFICE, it kind of does add to your fame.

Ironpony, you kind of have "presentism". Which is a difficulty of understanding how people in the past believed/did/lived.

Marilyn Monroe was mystical in that time. We are living in a different age.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:00 PM
 
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Oh okay. Well I looked it up and there doesn't seem to be any proof of an affair and it seems like it's all theories and rumors. Unless I am not looking in the right spots.
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Old 06-04-2018, 11:04 PM
 
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Sex appeal and talent don't have anything to do with each other. Look at the more recent sex symbols like Pam Anderson or Megan Fox, both are terrible actors. There's very few actresses who are insanely hot and talented. I can only think of Angelina Jolie in the last 15 years. There's hot women like JLo, they are ok but not superb actors and there's great actors like Amy Adams for example, she's attractive but not smoking hot.

Eta she definitely had an affair with both Kennedy brothers. She was a tragic person who had a hard life.
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