Marilyn Monroe wrote poetry & you know what? Its not half bad either.

Growing up I never really knew anything about Marilyn Monroe only that she was a beautiful iconic woman, & it shames me to say it but it was only last year that I realised she was an actress!



For an assignment in college I had to chose an iconic famous woman from back in the day, any era, any woman. I chose Marilyn Monroe & saw it as a chance to learn a bit more about her. 


Norma Jean Baker was her real name, changed to Marilyn Monroe when Hollywood came along. She suffered at home from neglect & sexual abuse & was put in a number of foster homes due to her mothers ill health, she never knew her father. One of her foster carers, Her mothers best friend, took on Monroe when she was thirteen & was infatuated with Hollywood & Greta Garbo & let Monroe wear make up & racy outfits all at the age of thirteen. It was her mothers friend who told her she could be a star & later Monroe claimed Greta Garbo & Jean Harlow was her muse.




I have had to create her look so many times, Studying her make up routine & her make up artist, Allan 'Whitey' Snyder, How he became her best friend & confidant in so many ways. She said to him if he outlived her then would he be so kind to do her make up  if she ever died & Snyder, living up to his word did her make up one last time.


The picture of her at a beach is my favourite photo. It was on the wall in my college & it always caught my eye. Monroe was a size 14 & I think this picture should be in everyones mind when they think they're having a fat day. It just goes to show how 'fat' is still beautiful. 


In Vanity Fair they came across her diaries & it showed her secrets, memoires & her poetry. Though Hollywood saw her as the blonde bimbo they mistook how much of an intellectual she actually was. Her home at The Waldorf Astoria was crammed with journals & filled with shelves of books.




I think she is one of Hollywoods best actresses & of course one of the most beautiful women to grace the screens, alongside my other idol Audrey ;)



Also I reached 93 followers last night! I am still in disbelief. I started this blog to write about my interests that my friends just find boring & its lovely to find out after all the wonderful comments that my ramblings are read haha! If I get to 100 I promise to do a give away! Thank you everyone xxx

{Satin&Souffles}

{All images from google & weheartit}

95 comments

  1. Love Marilyn:)
    xx Ilka
    http://ilkavontorok.blogspot.com/

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  2. I am obsessed with marilyn monroe! I love this post. a few years ago I went to an exhibition of her dresses, and her shape is even more amazing than it looks in pictures and films. her waist was so tiny!
    you now have 94 followers, i love your blog!
    x

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  3. Aaaw thanks for your comment and this post is very inspiring. :)

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  4. gorgeous photos! xx

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  5. I love seeing a post about her!
    Found your blog and love it! Now following...
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  7. Norma Jean Baker?? I had no idea! Loved reading about the background on her! I only researched her most iconic photos for a custom painting for a client in December, and this was so great to read and get a better perspective. I love the illustration of the cupcake at the top of your blog too! Thank you so much for your sweet comment!

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  8. such a lovely post:) she was an amazing woman! (and i never knew she had written poems!) x

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  9. amazing photos, she's gorgeous!

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  10. Beautiful photos, it's great to research someone you find inspiring :) I love Marilyn but admittedly, don't know a great deal about her life myself so thanks for the info :) xxx

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  11. Lovely post thank you for sharing!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Love her ,s he so beutifull! i must go watch new ,movie about her...

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  13. Marilyn was an amazing strong woman! I love her :)

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  14. What a lovely post. The pictures you chose show Marilyn at her most beautiful and natural. What did you think of the film they made on her?

    I'm your 99th follower. I hope you get to 100 soon.

    I'd love you to check out my blog and follow if you like it.

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  15. Super cute and informative post, I never knew most of those things! Did you see the movie about her that came out recently? I need to put it on my netflix list! Your blog is adorable, had to click when I saw something was called Satin & Souffles- how could you not!
    Hope you are having a lovely day!
    xo Hannah

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  16. Lovely post,verr nice photo s!
    Thanks for comment on my blog!

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  17. what a woman!

    -jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

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  18. I love her. Great post and pictures and thanks for stopping by :) If you want we should follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin' to keep in touch. Follow me and I'll follow you back! xoxo

    Entrophia | Behind green eyes

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  19. i love her so much. she has an amazing style

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  20. I adore Marilyn, total icon. I love her films also x

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  21. She is gorgeous, although I never watched any of her movies before! now following :)

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  22. She is such a fascinating person. Thanks for this post!


    Maria @ Orchard Bloom

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  23. She was such a beauty. I did not know that she wrote poetry. How fun that you got to learn more about her through a school assignment. That is also one of my favorite pictures of Marilyn!
    Little Petite

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  24. a great post honoring a great woman....no idea she was an intellectual thanks so much for sharing xx

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  25. omg haha i literally just did a post about marilyn monroe myself! i had no idea you posted about her! i guess great minds really do think alike :) she was an amazing woman!

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  26. This was a great read!

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  27. shes so inspirational, great post!

    Thanks for following us, and checking out our blog!!

    xxx
    Annie & Nicole.
    www.smokeycanvas.blogspot.com

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  28. This is such an amazing and informative post! She was more than just a pretty face and I'm glad to learn something more about her! I'm happy to be your new follower :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  29. Great post, I didn't know much about Marilyn Monroe either so this was really interesting!!
    Congrats on almost reaching 100 followers, I'm nearly there too yay!

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    1. Okay just realised you've surpassed 100. Congrats!!!

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  30. Pretty pictures of Marilyn, thanks for sharing. I adore her curves, so beautiful! And i heard about her writing poetry.. Seems to be interesting!

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  31. LOVE YOUR BLOG <33
    i'm following you
    mind to follow back? :)

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  32. I'm a huge marilyn fan. Lovely post sweetie. S.x x

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  33. lovely photosss~

    wanna follow each other sweetie?

    have a nice day!

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  34. beautiful vintage pics hun, i am an absolute lover of vintage so thanks for sharing ^^

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  35. love marilyn! so pretty & inspiring many years later! great post.
    xoxo, great little day

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  36. Great post, I love learning new things every day :) new follower :)
    Brookeb@ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  37. Great post, I love hearing about other people's muses!

    2fashionfed.blogspot.com

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  38. yeah I love her style and I didn't know she writes poems either! cool!

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  39. I absolutely love this post ! She’s amazing. I’m also running a give away at the moment, thought you might be interested.
    Hope your well,
    Charlotte x
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  40. What a great era! The clothes, the stars... Marilyn is fabulous!

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  41. So in love with her and Audrey... she really is a beauty with brains. the perfect woman!

    -kim
    found the route

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  42. Lovely post. How have I only just seen your blog?! It is amazing. Following for sure :)

    K.xx

    thestylinguist.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I didn´t know she had written poems!
    Great post! Marilyn will always be an icon and inspire lots of womens, she´s so beautiful!
    btw, I´m following :)
    xx

    http://undisclozetdesires.blogspot.pt

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  44. i loved you blog, yo look so stylish and elegant..i am following you, if you follow me too i will be so happy :))


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  45. Love this post, love Marilyn ! Thank you for your nice comment and for following, I was already following on google friend connect, just added Bloglovin and Facebook ! Do the same please, thanks :)
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  46. This was a really adorable post, I love her too but here I found so many new facts. :) Thank you for posting this, especially the photo of her at the beach. I love my bootie :D


    x Satu

    Indie by Heart

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  47. You are now at 114 followers ;) I'm your newest one!
    And this is a really in depth post on Marilyn. Very interesting read. I love how she was a size 14! Much more realistic and just as gorgeous. :)

    Trendy Teal

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  48. she is an amazing woman and such an inspiration :) really enjoyed reading your post. thanks for the follow love, am now following you too :)


    xx

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  49. Marilyn Monroe was an amazing beautiful woman. She will always be a huge inspiration in my life. I'm really happy I found this post, it was great to read!

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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  50. Marilyn Monroe is the epitome of femininity, she is so gorgeous.
    Thanks for your sweet comment.
    X Jane
    http://thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

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  51. Wow I've never seen any of these photos of Marilyn before. Thanks for sharing your insight into her life- it was a very fascinating read. I never knew she was an intellectual either! x misstea & co.

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  52. this is a nice post about her! :)

    thanks for visiting my blog and left me a comment :) and thx so much for following me~!

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  53. there´s more about Marilyn than justa preety face..is a shame that not everybody knows that!!!
    Great post!

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  54. Amazing post! Really enjoyed reading it. :)

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  55. loved reading this, so much i didn't know!
    xxx

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  56. Great post! She is so gorgeous and such an inspiration :) xx.

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  57. Great post :D i love the last photo!
    xxx

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  58. I had no idea that she was an actress either until I saw the movie about her last month. So interesting... Off to add some if her films to the Netflix queue..

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  59. This is a great post. She was such a beautiful woman

    Following, and looking forward to future posts!
    xo
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  60. great blog! followed you, mind to follow back?

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  61. Yes, we think too, she's the best and the prettiest Hollywood actress! We love your blog, very inspiring! Follow you for sure! ;) Perhaps you could drop by our blog for more inspiration? ;)

    Love,
    MLU the blog.

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  62. She is gorgeous, great post!! Love your blog.

    xo, Megan

    http://indieflower-meg.blogspot.com/

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  63. size 14?! i never would've guessed. she looks so fit and beautiful. i wish more women would be confident like she was : )

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  64. I never knew she was a size 14 and she looks great!


    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  65. I don't think there is someone in the world that does not love her.. I've got almost all of her films.. I bought a huge box with 10 dvds like 5 years ago.. have you seen her on screen? she was mesmerizing.. cool photos

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  66. lovely post on marilyn im one of her biggest fans and i love to see other people appreciating her for more than just a great beauty, she would be so proud to see what you had done as she tried so very very hard to be taken seriously and to educate herself, her poetry was beautiful and raw, im so glad u appreciate the complex and genuine person that she was, fabulous blog, id love to follow, i too love the marie antoinette blog, iv just read a book about her desperately sad and tragic, kisses from dublin xx leonie

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  67. Such a great post, I've always loved Marilyn and it was so nice to learn more about her.

    xo erica

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  68. Such an amazing post, clearly someone to look up to. Def a new follower :) If you would like to follow back, heres mine! Have an amazing day XO!

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  69. oh loved reading about her!! i love her even more now!! what a beauty...!:)OH and mind following each other?
    xx

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  70. Oh wow i really didn`t know that Marilyn wrote poetry. I love her to bits! She was so beautiful (inside and out). I`v only seen one documentary about her and i loved it.

    >'.'<

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  71. her photo at the beach is my favorite too! i love how it shows that women don't have to be stick thin to be considered beautiful. :)

    p.s. you have an awesome blog! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  72. LOVE YOUR blog!

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  73. amazing! i never knew there was more to her than films! i love all these photos, but have to say the pink pouty one is my favourite! :D
    lovely post, hope the project went well
    fashionmeasmile.com
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  74. This is such a great insight, Marilyn is so timeless.

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  75. Amazing pictures :)


    xoxo
    Ina :*

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  76. This is so inspiring! Marilyn was so iconic and led such a fascinating life. Lovely pictures!
    Thank you so much for following my blog! I love yours, and have followed, too!

    xoxo
    Meera

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  77. beautiful post! she is gorgeous!

    dash and scamper
    http://dashandscamper.blogspot.com.au/

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  78. Great photographs.. I love the one of her with a book in the white slacks.. but the photograph on the beach makes a wonderful point about size and beauty and this obsession we have with being near skeletal to be considered pretty.

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  79. She is stunning :)

    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”

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  80. Great!

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    Giuseppe

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  81. she is amazing! i love her and her fun quotes!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  82. She was a great Woman =)

    Kiss Kiss
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  83. I love these pics and the inside peek into Marilyn's life! Greetings from Atlanta. ;-)

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  84. she is the ultimate sex symbol - she was also an amazing actress!
    xxx

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  85. she's amazing..nice post
    take a look at my blog, we can follow each other if you want
    kisses

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  86. Interesting post! I've always admired her and her quotes are the best
    - Gaby
    From Rags to Glam

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  87. I am a new follower and I am really enjoying the posts
    I think she is stunning, and she is CURVY. Why can't people see that that is so beautiful?
    loving your post, very inspiring.
    hope you can pop onto my page
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  88. Such a great post! Gorgeous photos that you selected. She's such a beauty =)

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
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  89. Nice post! Marilyn is a good inspiration for a lot of us! X

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  90. ohh i didnt really know this about her. great post xx

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