I came across this little snippet of a 1952 Pageant magazine article about Marilyn Monroe’s diet and exercise habits on Lexi Petronis’ Glamour Vitamin G blog. It’s kind of ridiculous. You can read the whole article at FitPerez.
According to the 1952 issue–Marilyn would have been 26 at print time–this is what she ate:
Breakfast: She would warm a cup of milk on the hot plate in her room, then crack two raw eggs into it and whip the whole thing up with a fork
Dinner: Marilyn would stop at the market near her hotel on the way home to pick up steak, lamb or liver, which she would broil and eat with 4 or 5 raw carrots Evening snack: She would stop at a local ice cream parlor for a hot fudge sundae, saying, “I’m sure that I couldn’t allow myself this indulgence were it not that my normal diet is composed almost totally of protein foods.”