Like any basic white girl, I adore Marilyn Monroe. While Audrey Hepburn was the classy lady I wish I was, Marilyn was the sexy siren who caused trouble everywhere she went. You tell me who was more interesting.
Long before Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian had nude photos leaked, Marilyn knew that any good Hollywood starlet needed a good scandal. Just kidding, but before she hit it big, 22-year-old Monroe needed some cash and got it by posing nude – quite a scandalous thing to do back in 1949.
“You must promise to never tell anyone about my posing for you in the nude,” she reportedly told photographer Tom Kelley. “I want you to promise me that you will take the pictures so that I wouldn’t be recognisable in them.”
However, In Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words, she admitted they were of her and explained that she posed out of “desperation” and made just $50 for the shoot.
Now, the pictures have surfaced and could be worth millions.
Take a look at a young Marilyn Monroe just trying to make a buck below. They might be risque, but as always, Marilyn looks beautiful.
[Story via Cosmo UK]