Mamie Van Doren Best Quotes

Mamie Van Doren, born Joan Lucille Olander, is an American actress, model, singer, and sex symbol who is known for being one of the first actresses to recreate the look of Marilyn Monroe. Enjoy Mamie Van Doren’s best quotes below.

“It is possible that blondes also prefer gentlemen.”
“I studied really hard. But Hollywood never appreciated my talent.”
“I came to Hollywood determined to follow in Jean Harlow’s footsteps, but I was determined not to die young. My hope was to endure. And endure I have.”
“I never wanted to be a trophy wife. I wanted to make it on my own. I didn’t want to depend on a man.”
“I took my acting very seriously. I did over 40 films, and naturally, some of them were called B-movies because the woman was at the top of the billing. Women couldn’t star in their own movies.”
“Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and I were so different from each other. I was doing very young movies, and Marilyn, who was ahead of me, was doing a lot of homogenized movies that weren’t quite as wild as the ones I was doing. Jayne was more of a character of herself.”
“I didn’t feel like I was meant to be a nurse or a secretary.”
“I have never been a Marilyn Monroe wannabe. I have always been happy in my own skin!”
“My best asset is my brain. Without my brain, I don’t think the rest of me would be too hot.”

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