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Quotation by Marilyn Monroe
I'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me—and that I've made of myself—as a sex symbol. They expect bells to ring and whistles to whistle, but my anatomy is the same as any other woman's and I can't live up to it.
Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962), U.S. actor. As quoted in Marilyn, ch. 27, by Peter Harry Brown and Patte B. Barham (1992).
Said c. 1962 by the beautiful Hollywood actress who was heavily promoted as a "sex symbol"; she had three husbands and was said to have had many lovers as well.
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