Marilyn Monroe, the blonde bombshell of the 1950s, symbolized the sexual contradictions of the period. Scorned as a "loose woman," she was the desire of most American men and the envy of most American women. Unique and unmatched, Marilyn conquered Hollywood and changed the studio stranglehold on actors forever. There will be other blond bombshells, but no one will ever be more famous or be more beloved than Marilyn Monroe. From Frank Sinatra's rough and tumble youth in Hoboken, NJ to his days as a crooner and his spectacular comeback in "From Here to Eternity," Sinatra persevered and left a legacy as a man who succeeded at all costs. Through all the controversies that surrounded his life, Sinatra triumphed and left a legacy as the best singer of all time and one of the greatest stars the world has ever known. Beautiful blonds have always been part of the Hollywood mystique. But for some unknown reason, many of the most legendary of these blonds have been victims of tragedy, untimely death or been involved in scandals involving drugs, sex and other deviant behavior. From Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Lana Turner and Jane Mansfield to Pamela Anderson, Paris Hilton and Britany Spears, this feature covers many of Hollywood's most famous, and infamous, blonds.
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