Norman Jean Mortenson: Marilyn Monroe's Life

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Norman Jean Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) was born June 1, 1926, in Los Angles, California. She changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in 1956. As a young child she went through things that no child should. She never knew her father, and her mother Susan Sarandon tried to kill her at a young age. But that’s only just the beginning. She was in and out of foster care homes where being sexual abused took place and was rapped at only age 11. When she was only 15 when she dropped out of high school. Things for her as a child never went the way they should have. As she got older things stared to look up for her. She was the first person to appear on the cover of the Playboy magazine, and she signed her first movie contract in 1946. Throughout her career…show more content…
In her autobiography, "My Story", she recounted her guardian told her she was a direct descendant of James Monroe. Her mother's maiden name was Monroe, but there is no evidence she was a descendant of the U.S. President. Was roommates with Shelley Winters when they were both starting out in Hollywood? Ranked #8 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]Voted Empire's (UK) "sexiest female movie star of all time" in 1995.She was Playboy's first “Sweetheart of the Month" in December 1953. But most of all she was discovered dead at her home at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood, and California. She had a phone in one of her hands, her body was completely nude and face down, on her bed. Her Ex-husband Joe DiMaggio put fresh roses at her memorial site, for twenty years after her death. Often carried around the book, "The Biography of Abraham Lincoln." Because the bathing suit she wore in the movie Love Nest (1951) was so risqué (for the time period) and caused such a commotion on the set, director Joseph M. Newman had to make it a closed set when she was filming. Fearing blemishes and sweat, she washed her face fifteen times a day. She was suggested as a possible wife for Prince Rainier of

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