12421301_10154064633208470_2126057986_nI was three years old when I first saw Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I loved everything about it: the music, the colors, the plot, the humor… and of course Marilyn Monroe. When I was a little bit older, my mother let me watch Seven Year Itch and Bus Stop, and my fascination with Marilyn grew.

When I was eleven, I thought Marilyn must have been the happiest person on earth. My mother told me that she had actually known some sad times too, and had died at the age of 36. I was stunned. How could someone be sad and still be able to look so completely radiant, carefree and joyful? I began reading about her, watching documentaries about her and slowly building my collection and knowledge about her. I used to run a couple of Marilyn websites, and even wrote my Master’s Thesis about Marilyn’s relationship with food. Marilyn has always been a very important part of my life and I’m happy to be a part of the Marilyn community.