In 1952, Marilyn Monroe gave Pageant magazine an exclusive interview and it seems the iconic actress was well ahead of her time in terms of diet and exercising.
Just like the rest of us, the blonde beauty worried “about eating too much” and not working out enough. Talking to the magazine, Marilyn confessed to spending “10 minutes each morning working out with small weights” and admitted to a high protein diet that she served with vegetables.
And it wasn’t just diet and exercise that Marilyn was on top of – she was sun smart too! Despite tanned skin being all the trend in California at the time, Marilyn wasn’t a sun worshipper, saying : “Despite its great vogue in California, I don’t think sun-tanned skin is any more attractive than white skin, or any healthier, for that matter. I’m personally opposed to a deep tan because I like to feel blond all over.”
However , she did have a few strange heath regimes like her warm milk and egg drink being one of them.
In the interview, the actress said: “Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room. When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill, and I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.”
Over sixty years later, Marilyn is still as iconic as ever, so she was definitely doing something right.