30 Favorite Breakfasts Of Historical Figures That Expose Their Unusual Tastes

From massive mouth-watering mountains of sickly ice cream, through booze and baccy, to caffeine excesses that would keep the drinker visiting the conveniences to an inconvenient degree, read on to discover all the unlikely ways in which these famous figures chose to start their days…

1. Elvis

Elvis is undoubtedly one of the greatest music stars America has ever seen, but he’s hardly remembered as a healthy eater. What he ate for breakfast on occasion only confirms that he was a man not entirely in control of his appetites. There’s not a doctor in the land that would recommend hot fudge sundae as a breakfast food. But the King didn’t just eat one of those to start his day: he’d have five. 

2. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe told the world what she liked for breakfast in a 1952 interview with Pageant Magazine. The Hollywood star told her fans, “Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room. When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing.”

3. Winston Churchill

Leading the British to victory in WWII was no task for an underfed man and it’s certainly true that Winston Churchill enjoyed a hearty breakfast. In fact his first meal of the day was so generous that his servants needed two trays to serve the meal. He liked a drink first thing as well — and we don’t mean tea or coffee. He’d often wash his breakfast down with a glass of wine or a whisky and soda. Then he’d top off his meal with a fat cigar. 

4. Hunter S. Thompson

Hunter S. Thompson wrote his own breakfast menu, quoted in magazine The Atlantic. It needs no embellishment from us. “Four Bloody Marys, two grapefruits, a pot of coffee, Rangoon crêpes, a half-pound of either sausage, bacon, or corned-beef hash with diced chilies, a Spanish omelette or eggs Benedict, a quart of milk, a chopped lemon for random seasoning, and something like a slice of key lime pie, two margaritas.” Yikes.