Marilyn Monroe Ate This 'Absolutely Bizarre' 2-Ingredient Breakfast Every Morning

And no, we don't want to try it.

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When you think of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe, you probably picture high fashion, cinematic glamour, and of course, loads of diamonds. But, when it comes to Monroe’s eating habits, it turns out her daily meals weren’t all that glamorous at all—and they’re probably far from what the stars of Hollywood eat today.

Marilyn Monroe’s Famous 2-Ingredient Breakfast

In an interview for the September 1952 issue of (now-defunct) Pageant magazine, Monroe explained that some people found her eating habits “absolutely bizarre.”

In particular, her two-ingredient breakfast is one many of us probably wouldn’t be able to stomach, but in Monroe’s opinion it was a “nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.”

Here’s the oh-so-retro routine of the 1950s starlet:

“Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room,” she said. “When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing.”

Two raw eggs cooked in milk? This is far from something we’d expect one of the biggest celebrities of their time to eat—or rather, drink—every day. But, considering the actress was hotel hopping for a significant amount of her career, having a consistent breakfast that could be cooked up quickly on a hot plate was ideal.

P.S. If you want to try Monroe’s daily drink, we’d recommend starting with pasteurized eggs and heating the eggs to a safe temperature to avoid any risk of Salmonella

Between that breakfast of champions and the “multi-vitamin pill” she’d finish off the meal with, she was ready to take on the world of 1950s Hollywood, living by the ‘low-carb diet’ long before it became fashionable.

Marilyn Monroe’s Favorite Snack

Another food Monroe never tired of? Raw carrots, which she said she ate every night alongside a broiled meat—either lamb chops, steak, or some liver, depending on the day. “I must be part rabbit,” she joked. “I never get bored with raw carrots.”

As bland as her eating habits may have been, in Monroe’s mind, eating this way allowed her to enjoy some of life’s other indulgences, like “stopping off at Wil Wright’s ice cream parlor for a hot fudge sundae,” which she admitted became a regular habit on the way home from her evening drama classes.

“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,” said the actress.

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