Her sex-symbol image aside, Marilyn Monroe was an avid reader of 20th-century literature and was often photographed curling up with a book, as in this Peter Stackpole shot taken at her Hollywood home in 1953.
She is a true inspiration. She showed girls all over the world that you don't have to have a thigh gap, a flat stomach, or thin arms to be beautiful. Sh head stretch marks. Yet she was one of the most beautiful girls ever.