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What did we expect from Naomi?

Shallow, grasping, superficial and utterly petulant -- the former supermodel is what she is, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 15/08/2010 | 05:00

BILLY Wilder once said that extracting a performance out of Marilyn Monroe was like trying to pull teeth, only it was the dentist who felt every twinge.

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A longtime friend who visited the set of Some Like It Hot during filming asked the director why he put up with such unprofessionalism. Wilder replied that it was because, when you finally did get the goods from Monroe, it was so luminous and magical it would still be watched with joy 100 years from now, when all the other nonsense had been long forgotten.

Plus, Wilder added with a twinkle, he was being paid half a million dollars, and this was in the days when half a million really was something, not another bag of small change in good money being thrown after bad in Anglo Irish.

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