She was often portrayed as the archetypal dumb blonde, but behind the golden locks and hourglass figure, Marilyn Monroe was an astute businesswoman. Decades later, the 1950s screen siren is providing ... more 
She was often portrayed as the archetypal dumb blonde, but behind the golden locks and hourglass figure, Marilyn Monroe was an astute businesswoman. Decades later, the 1950s screen siren is providing inspiration for Mariah Carey's own vast entertainment empire. Less silver spoon in her mouth -- "more like a plastic spoon," says the daughter of an opera singer mother in Long Island, New York. said Carey, dubbed the "songbird supreme" by the Guinness Book of Records for her remarkable vocal range. She always wanted to be a singer and actress even before she knew how to comb through her textured hair recalled the musician, whose mother is Irish-American and father is of African-American and Venezuelan descent. less 
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