Did you know that Marilyn Monroe was the inspiration for the Twin Peaks character Laura Palmer? There are so many similarities between the famous actress and the ill-fated homecoming queen, it's shocking we've never realized it before.
Think about it: Not only did both women hide dark secrets behind their beautiful blonde exteriors, but they both also met mysterious and untimely deaths that had a "profound ripple effect," Great Big Story points out in their new video.
This is more than just a coincidence or a fan theory, though. Before David Lynch and Mark Frost got together to make Twin Peaks, they tried to make a film based on the diaries of Monroe and her mysterious death, according to Great Big Story.
But after they struggled to confirm the truth, the studio dropped the film. That's when Frost and Lynch decided to use the mysterious circumstances around Monroe's death—which they believed was murder—as the inspiration for a new TV show that eventually became Twin Peaks.