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Lindsay Lohan is just like Marilyn Monroe, Lindsay Lohan says

August 25, 2011 |  4:24 pm

Lindsay Lohan has compared herself to Marilyn Monroe

Because every starlet at some point must compare herself to Marilyn Monroe, we bring you this latest utterance from Lindsay Lohan: “People in their mind have created who I am and act as if there is no real person inside of me. Just like Marilyn. ... Marilyn never wanted to be just a celebrity. Neither do I.

"I don't want to be remembered as someone who just wanted to be photographed, who goes out at night, and gets in trouble."

The statement comes courtesy of "Marilyn: Intimate Exposures," a new book on the late bombshell. Lohan is credited with writing the foreword.

It's always a good time to watch stars compare themselves to other famous people, mainly because the doppelganger is always so totally inappropriate -- such as, say, Hitler. In the case of Lohan putting herself in the same category as one of the most recognized icons on the planet, well, at least she didn't bring up Tokyo Rose.

But is there any merit in her choice of soul sister? Well, yes. And by yes we mean not really. Maybe a little bit. Or, seriously, not.

"Marilyn never wanted to be just a celebrity. Neither do I."

For one thing, of course Marilyn wanted to be a celebrity. One does not get a nose job and a chin implant, correct an overbite on the orders of a producer, sign contracts with major studios, ardently pursue a career in the movies, pose for cheesecake photos on the covers of magazines and wear dresses cut to the navel at the Miss America Parade if one wants to remain under the radar. Lohan, however, may very well have never wanted to be a star; unlike Monroe, she started her career as a child under the thumb of stage mom Dina. Arguably, Lohan had no choice in the matter.

"I don't want to be remembered as someone who just wanted to be photographed, who goes out at night, and gets in trouble."

Lohan might want to take a vacation from the cameras if that's the case. Just a thought. As for Marilyn, she isn't really remembered for any of that. She's remembered for being an underrated, overly sexualized actress who starred in some of the most memorable movies of her time, who struggled with her own inner demons, and who died too young. Of the two stars, only Lohan is known for going out at night and getting into trouble. And that's something she can fix whenever she decides to stay home.

And finally:

“People in their mind have created who I am and act as if there is no real person inside of me.”

Oh, sweetheart, there's a person in there all right. We wouldn't keep writing about you if we weren’t always wondering what that person is thinking. Now we know.

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-- Leslie Gornstein

Left photo: Lindsay Lohan in 2005. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images

Middle photo: A detail of the "Marilyn Forever" sculpture on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Credit:

Tannen Maury / European Pressphoto Agency

Right photo: Lohan in February. Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP/Getty Images

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