|Missi's outfit by Evette Dubois|
Missi chose the iconic Marilyn Monroe for her vinterview. Marilyn Monroe was born (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon
This interview comes from January 1954 edition of Motion Picture Magazine.
Is it true you dress for men?
Oh goodness no. Where’s the fun in that? When I get dressed in the morning, I like to dress to how I feel. Is it a cute day? A sophisticated day? A sassy day? World domination vibes? It’s so nice to be able to dress to what feels right at the time.
Why do you wear low cut gowns?
There’s something truly classic and sexy about a low cut gown and the confidence that goes with wearing one. I’ve got quite a few in my wardrobe and I’ll probably end up adding a few more over the years.
What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy reading where I can. There’s nothing quite like delving into a world constructed to evoke the imagination. Music is something that I like to listen to on my commute to work. The right soundtrack can definitely make the day. I enjoy movies nearly as much as I enjoy books. I keep track of new movies coming out and often head to the movies with my man. I do also love watching documentaries. Knowledge is food for my soul.
In Niagara, were you clad only in a sheet when you were lying in bed, or were you wearing other clothes underneath?
Well why don’t we leave something to the imagination? I can’t give away all of my secrets now can I.
What is your description of the ideal man?
A man who can hold a conversation. A man who has a thirst for knowledge to match my own and a quick wit to make me smile. A man who can understand and except my own little oddities and love them as I would love his. A man who is secure in himself and can walk beside me through life.
How do you feel about being the sexiest girl in Hollywood?
Oh I don’t know about that. I’m just a girl who likes dressing for herself and enjoying the fashion trends she loves. All women are sexy in their own way ;-)
What do you do to keep your body so beautiful?
I simply take care of it. I like to moisturise before bed and in the morning to dehydrate my skin. Trying to get enough sleep, water and eat well is also important to me. Though I’m definitely one to indulge now and then too. Balance is key I think.
What do you think of girls in pictures who try to imitate you?
Well I don’t think people really imitate one another when it comes to the pinup scene. We all draw inspiration from one another and put own flare on things and I think that’s beautiful. Inspiration is infectious and I think its an amazing way we can share our creativity by taking inspiration from others.
What is your age, birthplace and nationality?
I’m 27 years old, born in Sydney Australia and I’m an Australian
How many different boyfriends do you have a week?
Lol who has time for that sort of thing? Just the one I have will do me fine.
Are you happy being the type you are, or would you rather be more like Ann Blyth or Jeanne Crain?
I’m happy being the type I am. It’s good to be your own kind of person.
What is your worst fault?
I believe it’s one of my biggest faults as well as my strengths. I’m highly logical. While it can be great in so many ways, but it also means I can be indecisive about things if I haven’t weighed up all the outcomes and it can also make me appear like I lack empathy. It’s definitely a double edged sword.
Do you like to dress up and go out at night to formal affairs?
I do and I don’t. My nights out are often after work so I’ll normally wear what I wore to work or just change m outfit. It always is exciting though on the rare occasion I go out on a weekend and can fully coordinate a look to go that extra glamorous mile.
Do you think it is rude, or do you like it when men whistle at you?
I personally find it quite rude and rather objectifying. Your whistle at a dog, not a lady.
What are your measurements?
I’m a 40 bust, 33 inch waist and a 47 inch hip. Pear girl for life.
Is it true that you really posed for calendar pictures?
That one isn’t true. I’ve never posed for calendar photos. But its on my list to maybe do one day!
Do you act the same off screen as you do on?
I think so. I try to keep my online presence as true to who I am as I can, while still keeping within the bounds of what I’m comfortable sharing. For me keeping a level of authenticity is important.
What is your favourite pastime?
Having the time to just read. I don’t get a lot of that time anymore. I’ve generally always got something on the go which really takes away a lot of my free time. It would be nice to be able to relax and just read a book again like I used to.
Were you popular at school?
Nope. I honestly don’t know what people thought of me in high school but I certainly wasn’t popular. That’s for sure.
How many dates do you have a week?
If I’m lucky the one. My partner and I work opposing shifts so our time for dates is rare.
If you weren't an actress, what would you want to be?
When I was growing up I wanted to be a marine biologist. Sadly after talking to people who I knew who had studied and been unable to find employment I opted not to pursue it. With a need to be able to support myself independently I couldn’t afford such a big student debt for a degree that mightn’t yield a job.
Do you walk in real life the way you did in Niagara?
Sometimes. If I’m having a particularly good day and feeling sassy. But mostly no. I’m just focused on getting from A to B and watching the killer black pavers they seem to favour here in Sydney.
Are you happy with the type of publicity you get or would you rather be known for something else besides your figure?
I’m pretty sure I’m known for more than my figure, just saying. The feedback I get from people online points more towards my journey of self love and body positivity than my figure itself which I think is incredibly cool.
Who was your first love?
My first love was my high school bf. He was the perfect high school bf, he just wasn’t mature enough to face the adult world after we graduated, which ended up causing the relationship to break down.
Are you sultry and sexy by nature and do you enjoy being this type?
Sometimes I do, though sometimes I prefer a more demure take on things. Like my outfits, I do like to change this up sometimes.
What are your favourite hobbies?
Reading, listening to music, drawing, playing music, watching documentaries and movies.
What is the truth about your romance with Joe DiMaggio?
I can honestly say I’ve never met the man and its all just rumours.
Have you a temper, and what makes you lose it?
I can have a temper, especially if I feel I’m not being heard or if I’m finding what I’m being presented with highly illogical. My temper is rare to flare thankfully but when it does, people know about it.
What attracts you first to a man, his looks or personality?
Personality. Definitely. I need an intellectual man or I generally lose interest.
Who is your best girlfriend?
Miss Annie Sky. Adore this girl so much. She’s been my rock through so much and I’m so grateful to count her as my friend.
What's your idea of a good time when dating?
A movie date definitely with a nice dinner beforehand or afterwards. You can never go wrong with a good movie. Plus I find if you’re new to each others company, a movie can help provide that ice breaker with conversation.
How do you feel about criticism of your low cut gowns?
I honestly don’t care for it really. I wear what I want because I enjoy it. Its my body and my business so the opinions of others don’t really matter, if you get me.
What kind of man do you want to marry?
None. I have no intention of marrying. I find the whole constitution quite commercial and archaic now days.
What kind of life did you live before you became a star?
Well the life I live now is pretty much almost the same as it was before I became a ‘star’, I’m just busier for it. My weekends are spent blog shooting and drafting now as well as working on stock and trying to be a domestic goddess. Its been a crazy ride but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Do you ever want to play something besides a siren on the screen?
I’ve not really thought about it all that much if I’m going to be completely honest. I just do what feels right and embrace what I enjoy.