Ever since I heard that the grave next to Marilyn Monroe’s was put on sale, I’ve been wondering what it was about her that people love so much (men and women) so naturally I had to find out. What was so captivating that today that people are willing to spend millions to spend an eternity next to her be buried next to her?
Time and time again she appears in pop culture representing the epitome of beauty. Many female stars attempt to capture her look or are strongly inspired by it. Need I name some? I’m sure you know. Madonna, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox, Anna Nicole Smith, you get the picture.
She’s got at least one good song about her at least inspired by her. Know Elton John’s song Candle in the Wind? It was originally written in 1973 about Marilyn.
And of course Andy Warhol painted his famous images of Marilyn Monroe.
Why? It wasn’t just because she was beautiful and died tragically (not to mention the conspiracy theories her death spawned) at the age of 36, although that in itself might be enough to develop a cult following. She didn’t let a hard early life stop her from becoming successful. And seriously how many successful model, actress, singers are there? And of course she wasn’t just a dumb blonde.
What do you think about Marilyn Monroe and her influence today?