It has come to light recently that Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery. This label has connotations that suggest she had full facial surgery that completely transformed the way she looked. This is very exciting for everybody who refuses to believe she was a real human being who was a natural beauty and insist on making her out to be a, and I quote, “plastic fantastic fuck doll”, rather than the human being that she was.
As you can see in these photographs, there is barely any difference between her pre-MM face and her MM face. She learned various modelling techniques, such as how to lower her smile to ensure her nose did not look too long, and how to lower her upper lip, as when she smiled or laughed you could sometimes see her gums. These are all modelling techniques which required no surgery and made a much larger impact than the minor procedures she underwent.
Also, Marilyn’s makeup made a massive difference. I for instance can make my nose look thinner, my jaw look more defined just by contouring. These are techniques Marilyn used in order to make her cheekbones more prominent. She was not the first woman in the world to wear makeup and she won’t be the last.
You can very barely see a difference in her chin, where a small implant was placed in order to very subtly soften the line of her jaw. It is barely noticeable.
It is also said that Marilyn had a small bump of cartilage removed from the end of her nose c. 1950. In my opinion, probably around less than half an inch was removed, as you can see in photographs her nose looks almost identical in later years to how it did in the 1940s.
As you can also see, Norma Jeane had a prominent widows peak. She had electrolysis to move her hairline further back, and although the widows peak is still visible in some later photographs, it was certainly less noticeable.
These are all very, very minor procedures compared to what some stars have had done today. See: Megan Fox.
They hardly made any difference to Marilyn’s face and are only noticeable if you desperately search for them in photographs. Marilyn was easily the most beautiful woman in the world when she was Norma Jeane and when she became Marilyn, and no practically irrelevant procedures change that.
All in all, the ‘surgery’ is being blown utterly out of proportion, and as you can see, she didn’t really look any different!