Why Young Women Love Marilyn

Norma Jeane at 19 (photo by Andre de Dienes)

Writing for the Daily Beast, Agnes Scotti explores why Marilyn is still a role model for today’s young women.

“Marilyn was considered the most beautiful woman of her time. But she was more than that: she was a role model who showed young women that they could triumph over a troubled past and still grow up to be anything they wanted.

Marilyn wasn’t a perfect person. She had drug problems and alcohol problems and man problems. But the woman who died at 36 had survived a horribly dysfunctional family. She changed forever the way we look at women, sex, and acting.”

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