Everyone knows her but we don't have a clear idea about her life, maybe because many of us specially me born after her sudden death. So let's see who is Marylin Monroe ?
Her name is Norma Jeane Mortenson, She was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. She never knew her father, and her mother suffered from a severe physcological problems that made her unable to raise her daughter .
Growing up, Norma spent much of her life in foster care and in an orphanage. She wanted to escape from the dufficulties that faced her in the foster care so she get married with her boyfriend Jimmy Dougherty in1942 who was a merchant marine. Dougherty was sent to the south Pacific with the military and by that time, Norma started to work in a Munition factory until she has been discovered by a photographer
After being a successful model Norma dreamed to become a famous actress, she divorced from her husband when he return back in 1946 because she became more busy with her career and their life together was to the end . in the same year of her divorce she signed her first movie and by this she created a new look and a new name for herself, she dyed her hair with blond color and called herself "Marilyn Monroe"
Her small part in John Huston's crime drama The Asphalt Jungle (1950) garnered her a lot of attention. after this movie she attended many auditions and her career started to be more bright .
After a series of successful movies her last 2 movies Let's Make Love (1960) and The Misfits (1961) appeared to be disappointed in the box office. and in the same time her personal life became worst.She had a string of unsuccessful marriages and relationships.
At the age of 36 years old, She was dropped from the unfinished movie "Something's Got to Give"(1962) due to chronic lateness and drug dependency, her absenteeism caused delay after delay in production, resulting in her being fired from the production in June of that year.
It seemed to be the end of her career. She was eventually re-hired, but died on August 5, 1962, in LA at her home and they found an empty bottle of sleeping pills by her bed. There has been some speculation over the years that she may have been murdered by mafia because she knew information that can destroy important persons due to her wide relationships, but it was officially ruled as a drug overdose.
On June 1, 1995, Marilyn was featured on a 32¢ US commemorative postage stamp.
Here are some of her Quotes
"Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one. " ~Marylin Monroe
"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful. " ~Marylin Monroe
"I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. " ~Marylin Monroe
So by now u know who is Marylin Monroe !
The reason why I wrote this post? is because I love this song Byebye
Biography Marilyn Monroe
IMDb Marilyn Monroe
IMDb Something's Got to Give