Marilyn Monroe quote - Pinning this here, not for the quote but for her fantastic hair here.

For some reason so many people assume she was a ditzy blonde. She was exactly the opposite. Her IQ was higher than Einstein's.

Marilyn Monroe curled up with a book at her Hollywood home in 1953

Old Hollywood: At home with the stars - myLusciousLife

Marilyn Monroe Reading at Home by Alfred Eisenstaedt. I love photos of MM in a natural state.not hamming it up.

Photo of a young Marilyn Monroe reading aloud to a child.  #readaloud everyday.

Marilyn Monroe - The Book Reader

1947 Norma Jean advertising model by Dave Cicero. ------Marilyn Monroe then called Norma Jean poses for a publicity in 1947 with twins, the children of the producer of the advertising campaign under the lens of photographer Dave Cicero.

Another note.At Marilyn's IQ was significantly higher than John F. Kennedy's (A score of 100 is considered average and 150 to be highly gifted).

Marilyn was, undeniably, a sex icon. This, coupled with her "dumb blonde" persona in movies, make her exceptional intelligence and high IQ easy to forget.

Marilyn Monroe reading Arthur Miller’s adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. In June Miller married Monroe. Miller and Monroe had met when they had a brief affair, and had remained.

Marilyn Monroe's IQ (168) was higher than Einstein's (160) and higher than John F. Kennedy's at (129)....The girl was smart enough to know that sex sells more than brains.

Marilyn Monroe dans Manhattan à New York. Photographies de Ed Feingersh. Marilyn Monroe, in Manhattan, NYC.Photographer: Ed Feingersh.

Einstein's IQ test Results was 160. Marilyn Monroe scored 168.

Einstein's IQ test Results was 160. Marilyn Monroe scored 168.

Jane Mansfield, whom I normally can't stand. I'll tolerate her here, since this is a nice composition (kind of Greco-Roman goddess?) and I can't see her usual 50-point IQ facial expression.

This Greek goddess evocative image is often alluded to Marilyn. This is Sandy Fulton, photographed by Yeager and appears in the book Bikini Girls of the Decade of

Marilyn and The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer by Edgar Degas. Rare candid photo of Marilyn Monroe, taken in 1956 by director John Huston at the home of producer Bill Goetz.

suicideblonde: “ Marilyn Monroe photographed by Joshua Logan with Petite danseuse de 14 ans by Edgar Degas at William Goetz House in 1956 ”