Marilyn Monroe is often considered to be one of the most beautiful women who ever lived. The details of her short life still fascinate the world. It is no wonder that recently, as some mysterious documents from Marilyn’s life showed up at an L.A. auction house, everyone’s interest was peaked.
Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, rose to fame during the 50’s and 60’s. Staring in movies such as “Some Like it Hot” and “Gentleman Prefer Blondes”, Marilyn quickly became one of Hollywood’s most loved sex-symbols. She was married to policeman James Dougherty, play write Arthur Miller, and baseball great Joe DiMaggio. In 1962, Marilyn died of an overdose in her L.A. home.
In October, Julien’s Auction House acquired the medical records of Marilyn Miller Monroe. The documents, from Hollywood plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Gurdin, include doctor’s notes and X-Rays. These reportedly provide explicit evidence that Marilyn underwent at least two cosmetic surgery procedures between 1950 and 1962: a cartilage Chin Implant and a modified Rhinoplasty.
The media has long speculated that the starlet had plastic surgery, but her die-hard fans argued she was a natural beauty. The medical records may finally provide an answer to the age old question of ‘Did she or didn’t she?’
Plastic surgery procedures were less common during the 50s and 60s, making these documents all that much more interesting. The fact that Marilyn kept her cosmetic surgeries a tight-lipped secret is no surprise; it is a sign of the times. Even today, while the stigma of plastic surgery has almost completely dissolved, the famous still choose keep their procedures quiet.
Some point out the disclosure of Marilyn’s documents is against the law. The Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) states that medical records are to remain confidential, even after a person’s death. That did not stop Marilyn Monroe’s X-Rays and physician notes from selling for a whopping $31,956.
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