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Marilyn Monroe's plastic surgery secret: New documents reveal icon went under the knife

Posted by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM
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Documents revealing that movie icon Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery will be auctioned off next month, according to Reuters.

Monroe fans long speculated that the actress, who died at the age of 36, had cosmetic surgery, but the recently surfaced documents, which include X-rays and physicians notes, seem to prove that Monroe went under the knife.

The notes were taken by Dr. Michael Gurdin, who gifted them to the anonymous seller. The seller has turned them over to Julien’s Auctions.

"Nobody really thought about Marilyn Monroe having plastic surgery. It was always speculation - did she or didn't she?" said Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien's Auctions. "They thought she was such a natural beauty, they didn't want to believe."

Gurdin’s notes explain that Monroe had a chin implant in 1950 and the X-rays include images of the star’s nose and chest.

"Also at that time, going back to the 1950s, people didn't go for plastic surgery procedures," Nolan said. "This is very, very new."

She saw doctors under the alias “Joan Newman,” but early notes by Gurdin also refer to her by her then-married name Marilyn Miller. Monroe was married to Arthur Miller from 1956 to 1961.

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gmadiane
by Diane on Oct. 11, 2013 at 2:59 PM

not really surprised

lalasmama2007
by Ticia on Oct. 11, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Interesting.  I never really thought about it.

jltplk25
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 1:48 PM
Interesting. I didn't know that was even out there.
jbyrd898
by Jessica on Oct. 13, 2013 at 9:44 AM

for some reason I thought that plastic surgery was relatively new

mamasfamilyof4
by on Oct. 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM

I am not surprised by this at all.

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