Marilyn Monroe Had Plastic Surgery


According to Reuters, documents proving that movie starlet Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgery will be auctioned off in November.

Fans and connaisseurs of Monroe’s career had always speculated that she had cosmetic surgery during her short and iconic life – she died at 36. These newly surfaced documents, including x-rays, physician chart notes and records seem to prove that Marilyn Monroe did in fact use medical technology to improve her aesthetic appeal.

Marylin by Sam Shaw 1957
Marylin in 1957 (Sam Shaw photo)

The notes that will be auctioned were taken by Dr. Michael Gurdin. He had given them to the anonymous seller as a gift. Julien’s Auctions will holding the sale and expect to have no shortage of interested buyers for this piece of history.

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

The physician’s notes indicate that Monroe had a chin implant in 1950 as her career began to skyrocket. The x-rays on auction include images of the structures of her 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.”

Records indicate that Monroe saw her physicians under the alias “Joan Newman”. Notes in Dr. Gurdin’s files refer to her by both her married name “Marilyn Miller” – she was married to playwright Arthur Miller – as well as Joan Newman.

In addition to a chin implant, there is evidence that Monroe had “something” done to her nose, likely an alteration to the tip of her nose.

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