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    Marilyn Monroe-What Size Was She Really?

    While there are numerous reasons to admire Marilyn Monroe, in recent years she has been inundated with descriptions like 'plus size', 'full figured', and 'size 12' and become an icon of body acceptance. But is this an accurate description of her? By Marijane Gray for Immortal Marilyn.

    First, let's look at how sizing has changed over the years......

    Speaking of size zero.......

    Vintage sizing.......

    Modern sizing.....

    Check the measurements......

    Continue checking measurements......

    Break it down scientifically.....

    How much did she really weigh?

    But what about this picture?

    The actual bathing suit.....

    "But she was so plump in Some Like It Hot," you say.....

    But even still......

    Look at her clothes........

    This is another image that makes the rounds.......

    ......but it's not accurate.

    Also, books aren't perky.

    In conclusion.......