Beyond a shadow of sorrow Marilyn Monroe was an original beauty queen. However, money was not her immediate drive for success. She transformed from Norma Jeane, to a married child, to Marilyn Monroe, to becoming a legend after her death. Although Marilyn grew to be a big star whom people admired, there were many things people did not know about her. Many fans and even business friends never expected that Marilyn would've experienced what she did in her past.
Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortensen was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles General Hospital (Katherine Krom Norma Jeanes Dream 8). Norma Jeanes mother wanted to give her the world that she felt she deserved, but with her being a single parent unfortunately, that was…show more content… When she got into the business she was told the name Norma Jeane would have to go. She wanted the name Monroe with was her grandmothers last name and her producer chose the name Marilyn. From then on, her career took off by 1953 their where three movies that Marilyn starred in. She was labeled as a sex symbol. In 1954 Marilyn Married the great baseball player Joe DiMaggio. Joe was not what she expected. He wanted Marilyn to be covered and not shown off. Joe was a very jealous husband and Marilyn did not agree with her husband's wishes and they soon divorced. Marilyn became obsessed with her career, never caring much about the money she just wanted to be an amazing…show more content… A week before her death, she told Life Magazine, "A sex symbol becomes a thing - I just hate to be a thing. But if I'm going to a symbol of some-thing I'd rather have it be sex." Marilyn attempted suicide several times and was sent to the hospital due to physical and emotional illness (PBS American Masters, Katherine Krom Norma Jeanes Dream 107). A reporter who gained access to her dressing room counted 15 prescription pills for menstrual pain (Gloria Steinem Marilyn 142).
At age 36 August 5, 1962 Marilyn Monroe died of an overdose of barbiturates. Her funeral was held at Westwood Village Mortuary in Hollywood (Katherine Krom Norma Jeanes Dream 113). To this day we still don't know if her death was purposeful or accidental. Marilyn's blood had absorbed, about ten times more than the normal amount of chemical and twenty times the usual dose of the second Gloria Steinem Marilyn 132). In her last phone calls, her voice was