This month, at El Barril wineries in Benidorm, we celebrate Marilyn Monroe’s month, a month in honor of the woman who turned being sexy into an art. She who held her glass like no one else, and who continues to do so in the mind of many 56 years after her death… This is Marilyn’s month and, to celebrate it, why not a good combination with the Burleighs Marilyn Monroe Edition gin in honor of the diva?

Marilyn Monroe, pure sensuality

Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Baker in June 1926 and, after a somewhat gruesome childhood, during which she went through orphanages and foster homes, she married a village boy in 1941. However, this marriage did not last, nor would the later ones, and Norma Jean, like Marilyn, jumped from housewife to Hollywood actress, fitting like no one else before in the roles of naive blonde that were going to make her famous.

But Marilyn was much more than a dumb, innocent blonde: she was an intelligent woman, intelligent enough to be an interesting person, and the heads of the Actors Studio in New York, where she took acting classes using the Stanislavski method, considered her one of the best students in history, along with Marlon Brando and James Dean. He managed to attract the attention of great film directors and cultivated men who couldn’t keep up with him.

Unfortunately, her talent never received due attention, she was pigeonholed in the cinematic role of an object woman and how an object woman was seen by many of her contemporaries, who admired her for her beauty and sensuality and ignored her depth. And that led her to suicide, after years of addiction to drugs and alcohol, on August 2, 1962, when she was only 36 years old. Hes death started the legend.