Well.......how can you qualify that? There's always gonna be the "next best thing." I think the mystery surrounding her early demise tends to lend more of that infatuation value certainly. And secondly, she was seldom measured in terms of beauty above her shoulders IMO. What I do know, and have read is that she became tired of that, and being seen as "that blonde." She was actually quite intelligent and I'd have liked to have seen her take a Mensa exam to find where she would have wound up on the scale. I've read some of her poetry and it was well done.
The worst thing that happened to her in my opinion was in getting mixed up with the Kennedys. Most people don't know that both JFK and brother Bobby were taking turns tag-teaming her....not to be outdone in terms of libido by none other than little Miss Camelot, Jackie Kennedy. I had read that she became privy to information that ended up costing her, her life and that her death was made to look like a suicide. Fascinating stuff if you're in to that sort of thing.