Marilyn Monroe Impact On Society

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The Revolutionary Monroe “During her all-too-brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols. During her career, Monroe's films grossed more than $200 million.”(Biography). Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Baker in 1926 Los Angeles, California would have trouble all of her life because of being abandoned as a foster child and abused by those who were supposed to protect and raise her. Monroe revolutionized society in three major ways, shifting the attitude related to body image, using her celebrity to help bring attention to the hardships that women faced, and lastly becoming one of the first women to start an independent film production company. Marilyn Monroe also known to be one of America’s most revolutionary sex symbols, would later…show more content…
Monroe made it more socially acceptable to show off your skin and body and allowed women to express their sexuality and just feel sexy in general no matter what their body size was, considering Marilyn was a voluptuous woman. Being the revolutionary woman she is, she not only was a supporter of the civil rights movement, but she positively changed a unprivileged black women, Ella Fitzgerald’s life, who was refused from being allowed to perform at a certain bar. Marilyn Monroe was in fact the second woman ever to start an independent movie production company and would along the way became many young stars idol and someone they looked up to for guidance regarding their own personal rights. Everything this icon ever did for the American society during the 1950s and even before, would forever be acknowledged and appreciated by the American society apart of today’s day and

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