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Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?

On season two of Mad Men, the gang at Sterling Cooper decided that women fall into two camps: Jackies and Marilyns. To help modern women determine which of these 1960s beauties they resemble most, Vanity Fair put together a survey that would drive Don Draper mad, considering it includes a question about your relationship with your father. The quiz is a little late to the game, but fun nonetheless.

During times of stress, do you: a. go for a walk on the beach; b. meditate; c. pour gin in your tea? I'll go with walks on the beach, unless it's after 5 p.m. Some of the questions aren't so easy to answer. For example, question eight asks: After you sleep with someone for the first time, he: a. offers you the lead in his movie; b. asks you to marry him; c. has a Cartier bibelot on the breakfast tray. I called on my imagination and took the quiz. Apparently I'm a Jackie.

These two women are supposed to represent two opposite ends of the spectrum because they shared little besides John F. Kennedy himself. One is brunette, the other a platinum blonde. One has a demure look, the other oozes sensuality. It's your classic, and simply sexist, Madonna/Whore dichotomy. And while even the guys at Sterling Cooper knew that every woman has both sides to her, Vanity Fair's lighthearted quiz has me curious: are you more of a Jackie or a Marilyn?

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AnAshopholic AnAshopholic 6 years
I am a Jackie in this quiz but i would rather be me
TheBestRedDress TheBestRedDress 6 years
I'm a Jackie with a Marilyn streak.
cutiepiekye cutiepiekye 6 years
I'm a bit of both..all of Marilyn's fun and spunk and all of Jackie's sophistication and style. Combined I think that makes me Audrey Hepburn ;)
chequettex chequettex 6 years
So I thought I was maybe more of a Jackie, right? But I asked my husband -he would know, right?- and he says I'm a Marilyn.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I would have said Jackie, but it was a tie.
WarEagleNurse WarEagleNurse 6 years
rockvixen05 rockvixen05 6 years
i think they're one side of the same coin, myself, but whatevs. i somehow got the equal amount for both of them... i guess that's really the best of both worlds
inlove23 inlove23 6 years
I thought I would be Jackie but I got Marilyn? oh well
fades-the-sun fades-the-sun 6 years
I'm both, or neither, or Uma... but definitely not balanced!
gemini52589 gemini52589 6 years
I'm Jackie
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I'm neither. I have read a lot about Marilyn's life, and mine isn't nearly as troubled and sad as hers was.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Marilyn, apparently, I was sort of hoping I was a Jackie, but at the same time, I'm flattered to be a Marilyn.
bransugar79 bransugar79 6 years
Apparently I am very Marilyn which is kind of odd. I'm definitely not what you would call a bombshell and I think my values are a little more on the traditional side. I guess if you just take into account her free spirited nature I could be Marilyn, but overall I see myself as more of a Jackie.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
I got Marilyn (by one point more).
zeze zeze 6 years
If you would ask me without the quiz I would say Jackie, but apparently the quiz thinks I'm a Marilyn... weird.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Ugh, this is like the 'virgin'/ 'whore' dichotomy.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
I got both.
julea julea 6 years
I got 5 jackie, 6 marilyn, and one neither, so I guess technically I guess I'm a Marilyn, but really I'm more of both. :)
Rosay77 Rosay77 6 years
I'm only a Jackie by one point more.
miss-malone miss-malone 6 years
I'm just me :)
stephley stephley 6 years
Seems to be if you tied, you’re probably fairly well-balanced, not Uma.
chequettex chequettex 6 years
I've got both ends of the spectrum covered. I'm brunette, mousy-looking and not very good at acting sexy. But I'm also carefree and fun-loving, love my drinks, could care less about money and am unable to put together a "nice outfit" without somehow coming across as trashy. I wish I was sexier, but on the other hand I wish I was classier at the same time. Hmm. I do look and behave more like Jackie, though.
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