Actually if she was alive today she would be a size 8. Sizing has changed since the 1950’s. She wasnt big at all; in fact she strived to be thin. She just had a big butt and boobs, but when people hear size 16 they picture a bigger girl, and since she was a sex symbol, any girl with body issues identifies with her automatically.
She is actually a glorified Barbie, seeing as she did everything possible to be someone else, rather than who she was. She also dropped out of highschool, was in playboy, got fired from movies for bad attitude, was amongst the first women to get plastic surgery, and killed herself by overdose. I really like the cover of this book more.
You may as well idolize the right person.