1950s: Marilyn Monroe vs. Mamie Van Doren Chris October 12, 2012 1950-1959, Fashion & beauty, TV & film 8 CommentsFavourited 1278 times Add to favourites 8 Responses Leslie October 12, 2012 I’ve got to assume those waist sizes are with girdles on! I’m pretty much the same height and weight as Marilyn and all my measurements are pretty close except (unfortunately) my waist is not that tiny. Anyway, if these stats are true, it put paid to the rumor that Marilyn was really a big girl. She was like a size 10 or 12, but that’s in vintage sizes, which were very different. Reply Random Devotchka October 13, 2012 Marilyn Won! : ) Marilyn’s weight changed- some would say dramatically- during her life. I do know she weighed her highest for her most sucessfull film “Some Like it Hot.” Anyone else wish they would have chosen a better picture of Ms. Monroe? : ) Reply stevieod October 13, 2012 Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean) was what a real woman looked like as far as men were concerned…Mamie Van Doren was OK, but back then men liked to have some flesh on their women…now it’s the starved waif look that men want…sorta like a 12 year old girl…the ‘Lolita’ look…*sigh*…Sophia Loren and other women such as Sophia are no longer the ‘look’…too bad… Reply Arch October 13, 2012 This is kind of like the “tale of the tape” list of measurements they show before big boxing matches. Another similarity to boxing: Both are knockouts! Reply Keith October 13, 2012 Marilyn Monroe was heavier in SOME LIKE IT HOT because she was several months pregnant. She had a miscarriage after the filming was finished. Reply Ellen Girardeau Kempler October 14, 2012 Thanks for your posts–they really stand out in my overflowing email box, and I always make a point of opening them. I’m always finding great images on your site, and appreciate your giving credit to the original source. When I do research for Gold Boat Journeys and the “faceboat” I always search images first. Happy Sails! Ellen Reply La'son October 14, 2012 Both beautiful ladies. Thanks for posting this. Reply orest_viblyj November 3, 2012 i liked m.m. ReplyReport user Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.