Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe all had unusual dieting choices back in the day. Photos: Sam Shaw, MCT, Handout
Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe all had unusual dieting choices back in the day. Photos: Sam Shaw, MCT, Handout

3 weird diets from old Hollywood: Elvis Presley tried the Sleeping Beauty Diet, Marilyn Monroe ate raw eggs with milk, and Elizabeth Taylor lost weight with bizarre recipes she created

  • Marilyn Monroe once described her ‘bizarre’ dieting choices that included eating raw eggs with milk – which could give you salmonella – and indulging in hot fudge sundaes and steak
  • The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was known to struggle with obesity and was reportedly advised to try the Sleeping Beauty Diet, which involves sleeping to avoid hunger

Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe all had unusual dieting choices back in the day. Photos: Sam Shaw, MCT, Handout
Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe all had unusual dieting choices back in the day. Photos: Sam Shaw, MCT, Handout
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