Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

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Everyone knows Marilyn Monroe as the legendary blonde of Hollywood and the sex symbol of the era, but what was really hidden behind the image of a frivolous girl?

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

For the information of Monroe's passionate fans, she was not a blonde, but a brunette herself. Besides, with a very high level of intelligence, just the image on the screen obliged to be a frivolous blonde with a very beautiful body. Presidents don't fall in love with just anyone. Marilyn was a successful businesswoman (she created her own production company - Marilyn Monroe Productions Inc.), understood politics and passionately loved literature and poetry.

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

Marilyn understood that fans see her as only part of the picture, perhaps that's why she suffered such acute bouts of depression.

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

One day she opened up in an interview with French journalist Georges Belmont:

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

Usually in the pictures you can see Monroe in sexy poses or seductive clothes, she is certainly gorgeous, but there was another part of the actress that only a few photographers snatched.

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

One of the most honest photos was taken by photographer Eva Arnold: she caught Marilyn reading a book. When she asked what kind of book it was, it turned out that Monroe had read James Joyce's Ulysses— one of the most difficult texts to understand in the world of fiction.

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

The combination of a book and an amazingly beautiful woman is truly rare.

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

This breaks the stereotype. At first you only see a beautiful body, but then you look much deeper.

Another passion in the life of Marilyn Monroe. Who would have thought?

Marilyn's library had about four hundred books. Among them are classics such as John Milton, Gustave Flaubert and Khalil Gibran, as well as modern writers, including Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Beckett and Jack Kerouac. In addition, there were many historical books, including a six-volume book about the life of Abraham Lincoln.

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