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Marilyn Monroe. When someone mentions this name, a beautiful blonde, glamorous, sexy girl who doesn’t look too clever would probably be the image that comes up in everyone’s mind, but is that the truth? Is that what she really was like or was it just an image created by the media? There are many opinions about the details of her life and many different rumours and theories about her mysterious death. But no matter to what truly did happened to her, this woman was one of the biggest influential person of the 20th Century to many people around the world. People have already had a definition of Marilyn as a Legend. It is unbelievable that this woman was born as a shy little girl who never knew who her father was because he left her mother even before she was born.
An innocent little baby girl, Norma Jeanne Mortenson, was born on the 1st of June 1926. A foster family brought her up until she was 7 years of age when her mother reclaimed and brought her back. But soon thereafter Gladys Monroe, Norma’s mother was declared insane and committed to a psychiatric hospital. Consequently, she was once again sent to a series of foster homes. She was assaulted in at least two of the foster homes, and possibly more, all before she was twelve years old. She had to drop out of school, when she turned 16, to marry James E. Dougherty who she didn’t love. In 1944 James was called to military service and she went to live with her mother-in-law and like many military wives she took a job in a defence factory. One day a photographer that was sent to take pictures of women helping with the war effort changed her life. He was very impressed of Norma and suggested she apply for a modeling position at the Blue Book model agency. By 1946 she was already on 33 magazine…...

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