Marilyn Monroe was inventing celebrity diets way before it was cool. The blonde bombshell was on the paleo diet in the '50s and she certainly had the amazing figure to prove it.
In a 1952 interview with Pageant Magazine, the Hollywood icon described her daily diet. She didn’t eat processed food or starchy foods but frequently ate liver, which is packed with a ton of nutrients.
So Crazy It Worked
Monroe was often told that her eating habits were pretty bizarre, but she knew it worked.
"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."
"My dinners at home are startlingly simple. Every night I stop at the market near my hotel and pick up a steak, lamb chops or some liver, which I broil in the electric oven in my room. I usually eat four or five raw carrots with my meat, and that is all. I must be part rabbit; I never get bored with raw carrots,” she told the magazine.
Even Marilyn Had Cheat Days
She also said it’s a good thing she ate so simply since she enjoyed stopping in at Wil Wright's ice cream parlor for a hot fudge sundae on her way home from her drama classes. (We love that a celeb would openly admit to this!)
Although we have learned that you need two to three cups of veggies per day and multi-vitamin pills aren’t all they are cracked up to be, it seems celebrity diets have been around longer than we thought.
And even though Marilyn Monroe is considered one of the most beautiful women to ever work in Hollywood, we think we’re going to skip her milk and raw egg concoction...