Marilyn Monroe – The Queen of Ironies

I dont think there is any woman who could be truly called as an epitome of ironies. Who would have thought that a woman who radiated such beauty and elegance would find her death in such loneliness and despair

Marilyn Monroe
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The name Marilyn Monroe still brings one image more vividly than any other. Even after 55 years of her tragic death, she is still remembered by the iconic scene from The Seven Year Itch. The famous pose where Monroe stands over a subway grate as her white dress gets blown up went on to became a neon sign for 20th Century and Hollywood in general.


Marilyn Monroe
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Marilyn Monroe – The  Blonde beauty


It is such an irony that a woman brunette to the core went on to make platinum blonde hair such a rage adorned with red lips and mole on the cheek. She was the mascot for blonde girls everywhere. However Underneath that wig was a brunette born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1 1926

Her entire filmy career was an array of movies where she played the cliche “dumb blonde” roles. She eternalized and became a literal poster girl for such characters. Yet the irony lies in the fact that she was one of the most intelligent woman of her times with an IQ of 168. It is said that At the time of her death, she owned more than 400 volumes, including several first editions

Marilyn Monroe


Men fancied here and would have ripped and thrown their hearts at her feet, yet at the age of mere 36 she took her own life. It is believed that she suffered from depression and anxiety and her death was her way of coping to it.


Marilyn Monroe
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It is unbelievable that a girl who would rule the hearts of millions was once struggling to find a home. She lived through 11 sets of foster homes after her mother was institutionalized. Another irony lies in the fact that she was not even able to feel safe in her home . Veronica Hamel, an actress who had bought Marilyn’s house in 1972 claimed that when she was renovating the house she discovered an extensive system of wire-taps. Also there is another irony in there as  She only owned one home by herself and that was the house she died in. 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood.


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