Mary had plenty growing up. She had a typical middle-class upbringing with educated parents who also provided her with an education and a comfortable lifestyle. But in addition to that she had an ambitious, narcisisstic father who likely raised Mary and her siblings to aspire to get as much as they can even if means getting it from other people.
Mary was a plain Jane who aspired for the attention that the pretty girls in school got. She hit the jackpot when she hooked the witless prince who has been financing Mary's campaign to turn herself into that pretty girl everybody admires. So she goes back to Oz periodically to show everybody she's become that girl and get the validation she's always wanted, but she doesn't realize her sell by date has long passed.
I think she always felt she had less than she deserved. She believed she was born for more than what she got. That's why she truly believed it was her destiny to marry royalty (humility anyone?). No matter how much Mary has, she will always think she doesn't have enough.
Great post Pocahontas
(and a reminder to self to be more diligent about stars in 2012)
You are totally right - Mary will never believe she has 'enough'. Apart from her rampant narcissism, which is so degrading to her many hosts at the public events she attends, her other stand-out is her lack of interest in the world around her. I guess that is the offset of her self-obsession, and she simply can't get a froth up about anything other than her own self.
By now, at the age of 40, she should have found at least a couple of passions. And she hasn't. You don't see interest in her face anywhere she goes. She doesn't have a sport she follows, because that would mean admiring the superstars. She doesn't have a commitment to social justice, because that would mean believing that others should be assisted into better lives. She doesn't have chatty cheerful girlfriends (I guarantee that Marie has those in abundance).
She is just this vapid empty person with a fixation for being photographed, who now looks like she's had work on her face, and who likes to wear a new outfit every day if possible.
That's all there is. Yawn.........