Did you know that even our beautiful Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery and some tweaks along the way? Take a look…
The files are said to support long reported rumours that the Hollywood star went under the knife long before it became a regular occurrence for actresses.
The documents also include X-rays of Monroe’s skull and are expected to sell for up to $30,000 when they go under the hammer at Julien’s auction house in Beverly Hills next month.
Notes from the office of Hollywood plastic surgeon Dr Michael Gurdin, who Monroe first saw in 1958, suggest that her chief complaint was “chin deformity”.
They detail that she had undergone a cartilage implant procedure in her chin in 1950 but it had slowly begun to dissolve.
A spokesman for Julien’s said: “Those with knowledge of the implant procedure have explained that this was done in association with a tip rhinoplasty, a procedure involving the tip of Marilyn Monroe’s nose only.”
Doctors used the alias “Joan Newman” on the X-rays and listed her height as 5ft 6ins, and her weight as 115lb.
The following day Monroe was fired from the film Something’s Got to Give.
She died on August 5, 1962 from an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 36.
Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s, said: “Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery. It was always speculation, did she or didn’t she? They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn’t want to believe.”
The medical records also show that Monroe suffered a bout of neutropenia, an abnormally low number of white blood cells that fight off infection, while in the UK in 1956. The following year she had an ectopic pregnancy in New York.
Just goes to show you that even in the 1950’s when plastic surgery and tweaks were in its infancy, it was still done, and judging by how Marilyn turned out, it was done very well at that. Naturally we are not saying that everyone should go under the knife, but in realty, today you don’t even have to. Ahhhhh kudos for modern aesthetics!