Monroe And Hepburn Similarities

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Throughout the 1950s and 1960s many young girls looked up to Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe more than any other actresses. Some of these girls looked up to them because of their talent; others looked up to them because of their beauty. No matter the reason, the fact remains these two actresses were very influential in shaping the young girls of America. Hepburn and Monroe were so influential that even today, decades later, people still quote them. Many people are aware of the similarities between Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn but are not aware that despite these similarities, Hepburn and Monroe are very different. Both Monroe and Hepburn had childhoods that formed them into the well-known stars of their time that they became. Although, both actresses had difficult childhoods, Hepburn chose to use those challenges to develop her life values while Monroe only caused herself emotional distress. Hepburn was born in Brussels, Belgium to parents who were a part of the fascists during the World War II, leaving…show more content…
Both actresses began their professional careers after the World War II. Monroe was discovered by a photographer, David Conover and she appeared in Yank magazine in 1945. Hepburn was discovered by a French writer, Colette, while in Monaco shooting a film in 1951.Monroe changed her name from Norma Jean and dyed her hair blonde, whereas Hepburn retained her own name and her natural hair color. Hepburn attended a ballet school in London, on scholarship and later began her modeling career in 1948.Then she was spotted for a part in the film “Dutch in Seven Lessons” (1948).Monroe was married to James Dougherty, but the marriage ended in 1946 and, she devoted her time to her career. The same year she signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox Monroe’s acting career began in 1950 with a small part in a John Huston crime drama, “The Asphalt Jungle” for which she received a lot of

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