And she knew how to WORK IT, before that became a catchphrase!
While she was an actress on the East Coast, Norma Shearer married one of the most successful producers of all time: Irving Thalberg. When he first brought her to Hollywood, Thalberg cast her playing good women who could do no wrong.
Norma thought: BORING!
When the script for the siren vehicle The Divorcee went into production, Thalberg didn’t think that his wife had the sensuality to play the lead. He insisted: "I just don't see you as a sexy vamp."
Norma fiercely disagreed.
And she took action. Norma conspired with photographer George Hurrell to on a set of shots featuring her seductive qualities.
One morning at breakfast, Norma dropped the most sultry photographs of the series in front of her husband. He almost choked on his cereal.
He was convinced.
Thus over toast and tea, Thalberg decided that his wife had swagger and shine.
Norma got what she wanted -- to star in The Divorcee, as a woman who uses sex as a means to revenge her husband’s infidelity.
This has a ironic relevance to real life: their marriage was a lavender one.
HERE IS HOW THIS APPLIES TO US:
Do you feel reluctant to let your inner seductress or seducer out because it might be too much? You don't want to be that person? And maybe I'm not really that sexy so why should I pretend I'm something that I'm not? It might get weird!
Everyone has an inner diva or don. Everyone.
Let me repeat.
EVERYONE HAS AN INNER DIVA OR DON.
Your subconscious can act like an inner Thalberg: You just don't have what it takes.
And you play that thought over and over and over again.
The only person playing that tape is you. You reflect it to the world and in turn, you opinion is validated when that thought is reflected back.
All it is an old tape that you play for yourself. Instead of "I'm Too Sexy" you play "I'm NOT Sexy."
And how unsexy is that?
Rewrite your tapes. Try affirmations. Try mantras. Try pedicures. Try ANYTHING, as long as you believe that you got it, we will, too!
MOST IMPORTANT: WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Have you ever felt hesitant to create an opportunities for yourself?
Do you feel resistant to defying others expectations of you? .
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