Breakfast at Tiffany’s is truly one of the most famous classical films. This movie centers around a chic and party-loving girl, Holly Golightly. Throughout the movie, we can see that Holly is all about dressing up and she loves to look put together given any situation. She was an iconic image of the 20th century, ranging from her high chignon to her little black dress and pearls. Her little black dress was not just a fashion statement; it showed that Holly can present her face to the world with confidence and is ready to take on anything. She defied women’s roles because she was free spirited and did not (at first) emotionally depend on a man. Audrey Hepburn, the actress who played Holly Golightly, gave Hollywood a new on screen personality. This film certainly gave Hepburn a new persona; she is famous for her role as Holly and will be remembered as playing the New York City call girl.
Marilyn Monroe, for most of America, embodies confidence, sexuality, and talent. She is often referred to as the face of beauty and brains of the 1950’s. However, this rising star was quickly snuffed out, leaving an air of mystery surrounding her. Marilyn Monroe's’ death, legally, was declared a suicide; however, it is obvious through missing evidence, Marilyn herself, and changing witness statements that the only probably clause for her death is murder.
Marilyn’s career as an actress spanned over 16 years. She made 29 films and 24 of those were released in her first 8 years as an actress. Everyone in this day and age can agree that Marilyn Monroe was an amazing actress. Many people try to play her in movies and pose as
One of Audrey’s life philosophies is: “If I can touch one person in life then my living is not in vain”. Her motto to success in life is “To Just Keep It
As Monroe’s career drug on she lit up every screen that she was on, becoming one of the most famous actresses of her time. She had over thirty well known movies and was continuing to work on more serious roles. In the 40’s 50’s and 60’s women were just stepping out into the business world, going from house wife to working girl. It was the time in which beauty couldn’t have brains in the media’s eyes. Marilyn was put into the stereotypical box of beauty without brains because of all the flirtatious dumb blonde roles that she had played. Though through the later years of her life she was trying to claw her way out of that box because nobody took her seriously. She had said she would never regret the roles she had taken because they got her to the high point in her life that she was at. She had commented, “In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.”
Her first in a long list of achievements was when she became a very successful pinup girl. After a few years this would eventually lead to Twentieth Century-Fox and Columbia Pictures asking her to star in movies for them. From there she starred in a few minor films. These were the movies that made her a popular actress among different studios and the general public. However when rumors started to float around that she had posed nude in front of cameras before she became an actress the interest level started to rise. Yet strangely enough it did not turn people away instead it drew them in even more than they already were. She starred in everything from comedies to movies that focused on her sex appeal, thus giving her a plethora of movies that she could chose to be in. Although in 1954 she had refused to take a role in one movie and as a result, she had been suspended from Fox Movies for a period of time. However when Marilyn returned, she starred in one of the biggest box office films of her career, The Seven Year Itch. Throughout her entire acting career, she struggled with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. This ultimately leads to her death on August 5, 1962 at the age of
The actress appeared in the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show as "Janet" who becomes involved with Dr Frankfurter. Her appearance in the film, bolted her to instant fame and stardom.
Everyone knows the famous Marilyn Monroe and her being America's number one symbol of sex; what many people don’t know was her struggle. “The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot on September 15 in 1954 during the filming of The Seven Year Itch” (Staff 1). What many people don’t know is that the picture was a complete accident and not actually supposed to happen. The photo was captured when actress, Marilyn Monroe, and actor, Tom Ewell, were walking out of a movie theater. There just so happened to be a subway going under the grate that blew a breeze and lifted Monroe’s skirt. Shortly after the photo shoot, the picture became iconic because it was very risque for the time
She was born in Hollywood and raised as an orphan in Los Angeles County. Born Norma Jeane Mortensen, her father was killed in an accident when she was little and her mother was a schizophrenic and was constantly in and out of mental hospitals. Marilyn was virtually abandoned and was raised by foster families until age 16. She moved around as a child to 11 private homes, most of which were poor. When turning 16, rather than moving in with another family, she married a 21-year-old merchant seaman named Joe Dougherty on June 19, 1942. Some may think this is quite a young age for marriage, but Marilyn, once she developed, never quite looked her age. She always wore the same baggy blue dress and blouse the orphanage provided. It made her look like an “overgrown lummox.” (Monroe pg. 20) She never smiled or had friends until one day, when she borrowed a sweater of one of her younger “sisters” and wore it to school. This immediately attracted attention from her fellow classmates and also upperclassmen as well as men on the street. It was quite snug and showed off her shapely figure. This began her beautifying herself even more. Soon she darkened her eyebrows and put on lipstick. Then came mascara. Because of this, her looks improved and her popularity increased. Because she was an orphan, she was easily picked on. So, since her popularity increased, so did the jealousy of other girls. And vicious rumors were spread as a result.
Marilyn Monroe was abused as a girl and suffered alot, but did you know what evolved from all of it?
Artistic people usually come from dysfunctional backgrounds. Marilyn Monroe was just that person. Marilyn Monroe, a blonde bombshell of her day, died unexpectedly, but the enigma lies in her destruction and who had it.
She starred in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry A Millionaire. Both movies were huge hits and made Monroe a legend around America.
In her prime, Marilyn Monroe wore a size 16, but by our standards today she would be anywhere from a size 00 to an 8. Clearly, since the 1950s many things have changed; science, medicine, technology, but more specifically, body image and shape. The changes in Monroe’s size are a clear testament to the way body image and shape are constantly evolving in America. As miniscule as it may seem, body image and shape affects health, sizing, and changes overtime.
In 1950, her small parts in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve impressed audiences and critics, which gave her lots of attention (Bio.com). Though people initially thought that she was fame-acting material, she proved them wrong by improving on her skill and winning various honors and attracting large audiences to her films (Bio.com). In 1952, Marilyn Monroe played her first leading role in Don’t Bother to Knock playing as a mentally disturbed baby sitter (Schwartz). Over the next few years, Marilyn Monroe got her big break by playing major roles in some of her most famous movies which became classics such as: Niagara(1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes(1953), River of No Return(1954), and There’s No Business Like Show Business(1954) (Schwartz). In 1955, Marilyn Monroe filmed one of the most legendary scenes in movie making history in the movie The Seven-Year Itch (Schwartz). This movie has the iconic scene of Marilyn Monroe in her famous white haltered-top dress that flows over her knees, and she is standing over a subway grate while the breeze of the moving subway blows her white dress in to the air (Schwartz). After filming The Seven-Year Itch, Monroe broke her contract with Fox and left Hollywood to go to The Actors Studio in New York to study acting (New World Encyclopedia). Fox, however, did not accept Monroe’s contract demands and they insisted that she should return to work on movies that
Audrey’s acting career was flourishing. She earned a Theatre World Award for her debut of “Gigi” , on Broadway in New York. Not long after her performance, Paramount pictures signed her onto a seven-picture contract. Audrey is one of three women who won an Academy award and Tony award for best actress. In 1955 she received the Golden Globe for World Film Favorite, but also was a major fashion influence. After her acting career slowed down a bit Hepburn joined the UNICEF. Audrey was involved with many different charities, and some believe it was because of what she suffered through when she was younger. Her first field mission for UNICEF was to Ethiopia in 1988. Only a few years later she was diagnosed with abdominal cancer. Being told the cancer was inoperable, Audrey later died in 1993.