Marilyn Monroe was talentless, lazy and self-absorbed and a model for today"s C-listers

The original airhead: Talentless, lazy and self-absorbed. How screen goddess Marilyn Monroe was the model for today”s breed of vapid C-listers

Screen goddess: Marilyn Monroe is still remembered nearly 50 years after her death, but Leo McKinstry has argued that she was actually talentless and lazy

Screen goddess: Marilyn Monroe is still remembered nearly 50 years after her death, but Leo McKinstry has argued that she was actually talentless and lazy

English visit: The new film covers Monroe

English visit: The new film covers Monroe”s time in the UK appearing alongside Laurence Olivier in the Prince And The Showgirl

Scathing: Laurence Olivier described Monroe as

Scathing: Laurence Olivier described Monroe as “the stupidest, most self-indulgent tart I have ever come across”

Paris Hilton is one celebrity who can strongly be identified with Marilyn Lindsay Lohan copied Monroe by writing a long-winded essay when she was arrested for drug taking

Modern-day Monroes: Paris Hilton, left, and Lindsay Lohan can be linked strongly with Marilyn

Self-centred: Monroe used to moan constantly about being s a star but was ferociously ambitious in her pursuit of fame and even dumped her first husband to further her career

Self-centred: Monroe used to moan constantly about being s a star but was ferociously ambitious in her pursuit of fame and even dumped her first husband to further her career

Wailing: Monroe used to moan about being a sex symbol but then did all she could to encourage it with photoshoots such as this one

Wailing: Monroe used to moan about being a sex symbol but then did all she could to encourage it with photoshoots such as this one