When Marilyn Monroe was acclaimed as a ‘sex goddess’ in the 1950s and 1960s, most people that knew her stated that she was lonely and complicated. In fact, many of them have stated that Marilyn openly declared that she did not like sex.
(Not sure if that this just heterosexual sex or included lesbian sex).
Marilyn married three times. She also lived with her female drama coach, Natasha Lytess, from 1948 to 1955. They were often seen holding hands on movie sets.
There are many actresses of Marilyn’s time that stated they had affairs with her or that she pursued them. If it were just one or two, you might think that this was a publicity stunt or a way to sell a biography. There are too many of them to dismiss that Marilyn was at least bi-sexual. This was the era when Marilyn’s career, built on a sex base, could have ended easily if Marilyn had stated she was a lesbian.
Here are the Rumored Flings
These women are mentioned or have declared that Marilyn had affairs or pursued them: Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Barbara Stanwyck and Judy Garland. Ms. Garland married three gay men. It is known that she had affairs with John and Bobby Kennedy, Frank Sinatra and bi-sexual, Marlon Brando.
Marilyn is reported to have told a close friend, Ted Jordan, that she and Natasha were sleeping together. He quotes her as saying, “‘Why not?’ she said. ‘Sex is something you do with people you like. What could be wrong with a natural act?’
When they first met in 1946 when Miss Monroe was 20, says Miss Lytess, ‘she was not beautiful’.
Speaking in a 1962 interview, she said: ‘She couldn’t speak, she didn’t know how to open her mouth, and she feared everything.’
She also claimed the actress was ‘always naked’ in the home they shared.
‘Naked, she was always naked in the house. 6 or 7 or 8 hours…she was naked all day long! And I’m not exaggerating!’
But, she added, the actress was also crippled with insecurities.
Natasha died from cancer in 1964.aged 36.
Things have changed since the 1960s, although there are still many closeted hollywood stars.