When Marilyn Monroe was briefly married to Joe DiMaggio in 1954, they moved right into a quaint honeymoon Mediterranean-style home in the center of Hollywood. About 65 years later, a energetic Monroe look-alike and her husband purchased that very house.
Scottish-born Jasmine Chiswell, 27, is a dead-ringer for the late “Some Like It Hot” star, who would have turned 95 on Tuesday. The blonde bombshell’s bubbly smile and stylish classic model — and the actual fact she lives the place the long-lasting intercourse image as soon as resided — has earned her 11.6 million followers on TikTok alone.
Chiswell, who’s anticipating her first youngster together with her husband Maverick, instructed The Post she fell into this character by accident after the couple bought the home about three years in the past.
“I’ve always loved vintage fashion since I was little, but I didn’t want to get judged or stand out, so I always told myself maybe one day I’ll have the confidence to do so,” she stated.
In 2018, Chiswell and her husband, who’s a music producer, had been driving round Hollywood house-hunting and stumbled upon a home in the unique Outpost Estates space close to the Hills.
“My husband looked online and saw that the house was actually one of the ones where Marilyn lived and it was one of the open houses for sale,” she stated of the home, which overlooks Runyon Canyon.
“We fell in love with it immediately,” she added, “Not just because it was Marilyn’s house, but it also reminded me of Scotland in a really bizarre way.”
The couple moved into the four-bedroom, four-full-bathroom home in the beginning of 2019, which they bought for $2.73 million.
Reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast, the three,335-square-foot home boasts canyon views from all rooms, an enormous terrace that expands from the dwelling space which gives a spot for al fresco eating and a grotto-like pool and spa.
Monroe, who died in 1962, took up residence in the home for a couple of years earlier than marrying DiMaggio in 1954. The couple lived there collectively for 9 months earlier than their divorce, which was across the time she went to New York to movie “The Seven Year Itch.” After their divorce, the “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” actress married playwright Arthur Miller and moved to the Big Apple. She was discovered lifeless of a barbiturate overdose inside her final home in Brentwood.
Despite dwelling in Monroe’s home a long time later, Chiswell was confused as to why there have been so many gadgets left behind in the home that weren’t cleared out, together with an incinerator she discovered with two magazines dated again to the time when Marilyn and Joe lived there.
“You could see that someone had drawn circles on parts of the magazine, and it could’ve been Marilyn or Joe’s writing,” she stated.
While her TikTok and social media profiles are cheery movies and pictures of her pristine pin-up life, Chiswell revealed that since shifting into the home, they’ve had “a lot of weird things happen,” together with listening to footsteps each evening as they attempt to sleep.
“We do hear footsteps most nights. We have tried everything,” Chiswell defined. “We are like ‘It can’t be animals.’ We had someone come in to check the real estate and nothing. I know our dogs go into hallways and it’s like someone touches them and is patting them.”
“In the beginning, my husband and I were a bit scared, but that energy does not feel bad, it feels happy, we don’t mind it anymore.”
While Chiswell lives and breathes Marilyn Monroe, she stated her look solely actually started to remodel in 2017 when she stumbled upon an “old-fashioned store in Los Angeles” that gave her inspiration.
“It made me realize I wanted to try the hair and makeup and see how it goes,” she stated. “It took me a while to get my hair that way, and the makeup with the clothes.”
Chiswell defined that she initially labored with a few of her fashionable garments to make it classic and constructed her closet from there. She then realized her hair had been too lengthy to create that ’50s vibe and so needed to reduce it — and that’s when the Marilyn comparisons started rolling in.
“I made it really short, and had it blonde, and I didn’t think about it at the time, but I was dressing vintage and I was getting stopped in the street with people telling me, ‘Oh my God, you look so much like Marilyn Monroe,’” she stated, “so it wasn’t intentional at first, it just kind of happened.”
Today, Chiswell has constructed up an enormous social media following the place she is continually vlogging about her journey of dressing the half.
“This is my full-time job. It has really changed my life in the best way,” she stated. “The community I’ve built, we are like family.”
Her husband, Maverick, elaborated on a few of the more unusual social media requests Chiswell offers with from her many followers.
“As far as direct messages, she gets a bunch of weird s–t — not your typical weird one, like feet, but some people will just ask her for her big toes … one toe.”
Despite the creepy requests, Maverick helps her absolutely and even joined in on dressing classic from time to time.
“We always go shopping, and I always say I’ll never dress vintage,” he stated. “I thought it looked cool on women, but on men, I thought it would look stupid. But you know it’s grown on me.”