Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery ControversyMarilyn Monroe is a renowned model and actress of American descent who died at the age of 36 due to an overdose of barbiturate. She gained fame through her dumb blonde roles in movies and shows.

She is remembered as being a famous sex symbol in the eras of 1950 due to her great attitude influence on sexuality. She is also remembered by her popular quotes “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”, “Fear is stupid. So are regrets” and “It’s better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone-so far”.

Marilyn appeared in a record number of 29 films that were all acted between 1946 and 1961, they include Ladies of the Chorus, The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, Technicolor film noir Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, Let’s Make Love, The Prince, and the Showgirl, Some Like It Hot and The Misfits.

Rumors about the Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery became a contagious discussion after her death.

Marilyn Monroe’s Awards and Nominations

She received several awards and nominations in her short life that includes being The Best Young Box Office Personality in 1951, The Fastest Rising Young Star in 1952, The Special Award in 1952, The Most Promising Female Newcomer in 1952, World Film Favorite Film in 1953, Sweetheart of the Month in 1953, Most Popular Female Star in 1953, Best Actress in 1954, Best Foreign Actress in 1956, Best Motion Picture Actress in Comedy or Musical in 1956, Best Foreign Actress in 1958 and 1959, World Film Favorite Female in 1962, Golden Palm Star in 1995 and the American Film Institute ranked her 6th greatest female star of all time in 1999.

Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery Before and After

Is the Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery True?

It is claimed that Marilyn Monroe had surgical procedures done to her nose and chin to enhance her beauty.

This was due to people referring to her as a chinless wonder that greatly bruised her self-esteem. John Pangman who is alleged to be her surgeon carried out a cartilage graft procedure on her flat chin to correct it. Norman Leaf and John Pangman are also said to have done a procedure on the tip of the star’s nose.

Before and after pictures available of the star clearly, portray that she had a procedure done on her nose and chin. In addition, she died her red hair to blonde.

Marilyn Monroe Before and After Cosmetic Surgery

Possible Plastic Surgery Evidence

There are several factors that act as proof that Marilyn Monroe’s plastic surgery claims might actually be true.

They include the following:

I. There were X-rays of the skull and accompanying medical records that are inclusive of notes by a doctor called Michael Gurdin.

II. Dr. Michael Gurdin’s assistant called Norman Leaf’s testimony that the late doctor acknowledged Marilyn as her patient.

III. Norman Leaf’s claim that Michael Gurdin confirmed to him that himself and John Pangman did a nasal procedure on Marilyn Monroe.

IV. Testimony by Michael Gurdin’s nurse called Dorothy Henderson that he assisted John Pangman in carrying out a nasal procedure on the star.

V. Michael Gurdin claimed to have done a procedure on Marilyn’s nose after a fall that happened on accident. This is however evidenced in the doctor’s notes.

VI. Photos show clearly that Marilyn Monroe had a nose and chin procedure done to her in addition to dying her red hair to blonde.

Marilyn Monroe Before and After Surgery Procedure

Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery Contradictions

There are some inconsistencies in the claim of Marilyn Monroe having had plastic surgery done on her chin and nose.

These include the following:

I. There is no plausible evidence of Michael Gurdin or John Pangman ever doing a nasal surgery on the star.

II. Michael Gurdin’s nurse called Dorothy Henderson remembers assisting John Pangman in carrying out the chin graft operation but does not recall Michael Gurdin being present at the procedure or ever being a nasal procedure done on the star.


The truth of Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery claims will probably never see the light of day but the fact that she treasured her looks remains as she once mentioned that when her beauty starts to fade so will fan base.

Whether the claims are factual or not is solely up to you to decide.

Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos