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Did you learn anything you didn't know about this fascinating person?
I actually have read several books about her and have a few posters.
She had a rough childhood due to abuse and later several bad marriages. Then men she married had a horrible time dealing with how popular she was and dealing with other men being obsessed with her.
There are a lot of things about her that most people don't want to know. She actually was ashamed of the modeling pictures that she took for about half of her life. She hated the fact that the very few nudes that she took got out so people could see them.
Later on in her life she was ok with them (I woulden't say that she ever liked them) in her mid to later years but they ended up haunted her. She refused to be seen in public because she didn't to spoil the way people thought of her.
It is very difficult to find a picture of her as she got older. She wanted to become a missionary and later on in life was a born again christian. I believe she also was involved with Billy Grahm's ministry for a while.
She was also known for mental illness, attempted murder and being committed several times to institutions. She literally stabbed two people almost to death. She later was diagnosed to be paranoid schizophrenic possibly brought on by her failed marriages and troubled childhood.
She was a true beauty but very troubled. I think from what I read she was actually upset with the image her pictures portrayed her to be. It is very sad. But I have always had a thing for women who looked like her. The queen of the pin ups.