Proof that Marilyn had plastic surgery

Last updated 13:51 09/10/2013
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FRESH-FACED: Marilyn looking youthful in a shot from early on in her career, in 1950.

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MOVIE-STAR: Six years on and Marilyn's chin and jawline appear more angular and defined. Changing with age or something more?

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In twistedly voyeuristic news today, an auction house has announced plans to sell a physician's medical notes on Marilyn Monroe.

The set of six X-rays and a file of doctors' notes offer a partial medical history of the Gentlemen Prefer Blondes actress from 1950 to 1962.

The notes indicate that the Hollywood sex symbol had undergone cosmetic surgery, specifically a cartilage implant in her chin and a nose job.

The sale also includes a set of her X-rays which were taken after a late night fall in 1962 - just two months before the actress would die from an overdose of barbiturates. Her death was ruled a probable suicide.

The records are expected to fetch between $15,000 and $30,000 at auction on November 9-10, said Julien's Auctions in Beverly HillsCalifornia.

Some have expressed surprise and even sadness that the iconic actress dabbled in plastic surgery.

However it's hardly a shock that the woman who transformed herself from country mouse Norma Jean to the iconic blonde bombshell under the glaring spotlight of the Hollywood motion picture machine fell prey to whatever the enhancements of the day were.

It's just such a pity we can't stop forensically analysing the way she looked and why even 51 years after her death.

- Daily Life

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