In Clark Gable: Tormented Star, David Bret writes about Marilyn Monroe’s non-hygienic personal habits that not many people knew about. According to Bret, she was “flatulent, dirty, and ate in bed…Like Jean Harlow, she bleached all her pubic hair and never wore panties.
Allegedly, Monroe would frequently go about her house in soiled clothes, and had huge piles of dirty dishes in her bedroom.
Her personal hygiene was allegedly so bad that it drove several of her maids to quit working for her.
In addition, she suffered from what today would be described as irritable bowel syndrome which may explain the flatulence . She rarely bathed, slept in the nude, and ate a lot in bed — shoving what was left on her plate under the sheets before going to sleep.
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Baseball legend and second husband Joe DiMaggio complained that Marilyn stunk to high heavens because she would avoid bathing for days on end.
Movie star Clark Gable was revolted by the way she would lie in bed naked, gobble food and scrape the messy leftovers under her sheets for the maids to clean in the morning!
British actor Peter Lawford refused to sleep with Marilyn Monroe, because he was repulsed by her personal hygiene
So there you have it. Many illusions have been destroyed! Sorry to burst your bubbles.