Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring”- Marilyn Monroe. One of the iconic actresses who earned the name of blonde bombshell is Marilyn.
In the 1950‘s she was notoriously knowns a the sex symbol and emblematic of the era of the sexual revolution. Although this female was widely famous in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Monroe has made a huge impact on fashion and how women should be.
Still today, several actresses are inspired and thrilled by her beauty and charisma. The most distinctive feature of Marilyn is a model on her chick. She is just the perfect role model anybody wants in Hollywood. Being one of the highest-paid actresses on the planet, Marilyn has appeared in a handful number of movies.
Some of them include something’s Got to Give, The Misfits, Let’s Make Love, some Like it Hot, the Prince and the showgirl, Bust Stop, The Seven Year Itch, There’s No Business Like Show Business, River of No Return to mention some.
Despite having a successful career and heartthrob of many. Marilyn’s life was not that easy. At the time of her death, she battled with a great depression and lost her life in the process.
Some speculate her death to be murder, while many believe it was suicide. No matter what, Monroe only lived until she was 36 years old.
Some Quick Facts
|Full Name||Norma Jeane Mortenson|
|Nickname||MM, Marilyn Monroe, The Blonde Bombshell|
|Date of Birth||June 1, 1926|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Age||36 years old|
|Father’s Name||Updating Soon|
|Mother’s Name||Gladys Pearl Baker|
|Siblings||Bernice Baker, Robert Kermit Baker|
|Height||5 ft 5 in or 166 cm|
|Weight||54 kg or 119 lbs|
|Body Measurements||36-22-36 in or 91.5-56-91.5 cm|
|Shoe Size||7.5 (US) or 38 (EU)|
|Education||Emerson Junior High School, Van Nuys High School, University High School|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Social Media Presence||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
Who Is Marilyn Monroe? Where Was She Born?
As mentioned above, this lady s an American actress whose presence is still respected and honored in Hollywood. She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson in the Los Angeles County Hospital.
Her mother’s name was Gladys Pearl Baker, while her father’s identity is still not known to this day. She belonged to a very poor family, and her mother placed young Marilyn with evangelical Christian parents Ida Boldener and Albert.
Soon her mother bought a house in Hollywood from the Home Owners’ Loan corporation. At the age of seven, Marilyn moved in with her mother. Unfortunately, Gladys was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in January 1934. Therefore she was raised by Grace Goddard.
Sexual Abuse, Childhood, and Education
Although Marilyn was living with her mother’s friend, she used to stay in different places. At one time, Gladys left her in an orphanage. However, in 1936, she was determined to adopt this beauty and took her out of the orphanage in 1937.
Upon living with Gladys, her husband Doc started molesting her, leaving the place after a couple of months. Finally, she started residing with Grace’s Ana Lover in Sawtelle.
Soon Marilyn enrolled in Emerson Junior High school and became an average student. Although everything was going great for this lady, she went to Grace’s family in 1941.
Eventually, she studied at Van Nuys High School. As Doc’s work compelled him to move out of West Virginia, he could not take Marilyn because of the child protection laws.
When Was Marilyn Monroe Born? How Tall Is She?
This breath taking beauty was born in the year 1926 on the 1st day of June. Therefore she fell under the sun sign of Gemini. To be precise, this young beauty stood tall at the height of 5 feet 5 inches or 166 cm. Similarly, her body weight was only limited to 199 pounds which are 54 kg in general.
Having a voluptuous figure, Marilyn’s body measures about 36-22-36 in or 91.5-56-91.5 cm. The unique feature of this lady is her platinum blonde locks, breathless voice, and a beauty mark on her cheek. She used to dye her hair to enhance her beauty and had a pair of blue eyes.
- Hero: Abraham Lincoln
- Artist or painter: Francisco Goya
- Actor: Marlon Brando
- Actress: Jean Harlow
Why did Marilyn Monroe get married at 16?
The reason is obvious. Marilyn was living with Grace Goddard, and they had to leave the city so that Doc could work in some company. As the child law did not allow her to leave the town, Grace suggested Marilyn marry James Dougherty. As a matter of fact, she had to move back to the foster home.
Along with being their neighbor, he was also a police officer. More importantly, both of them were in love, and it was enough for them to be together. They got married for some time, and soon Marilyn wanted to pursue her career in acting.
Back in September 1946, Monroe revealed that she wanted to break their four-year-long relation. On the other hand, James was on the ship of Yangtze River trying to go to Shanghai when he received the paper.
Similarly, Monroe desired to sign a contract with 20th Century Fox, but they did not allow anyone to marry. James tried to talk her out of this, but she had made her mind. Thus, this duo broke up with each other and started another journey.
Was Joe DiMaggio Marilyn Monroe’s husband? Why Did They Break Up?
This blonde bombshell met Joe DiMaggio and started going on a date from March 1952. A couple of years later, they tied a knot in January 1954 at San Francisco City Hall. Although they were a perfect couple, Joe physically abused her.
At one time, DiMaggio slapped her, and there was a bruise on her face. As she was shooting for the Seven Year Itch, Marilyn had to wear a cake of makeup. Finally, on October 6, 1954, Monroe sought a divorce.
Eventually, they broke up on October 27. Despite the fact that they were no more together, Joe revealed that the main reason behind their divorce was that Joe wanted to have kin. Marilyn wanted the same, but she had endometriosis which halted her from being pregnant.
What happened to Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe?
In the 1950‘s playwright, Arthur Miller met Marilyn for the first time on the set of As Young as You feel. It was not until 1955 that both of them moved to Hollywood to NYC.
After secretly dating for some time, they dropped don the anchor on June 29, 1956. Their marriage was held at the Westchester country court located in White Plains.
During that time, Marilyn was just 30 years old, and her husband was ten years old senior to her. When they were married, many called them “Egghead Weds Hourglass.”
A couple of fays of their wedding, this beauty converted into Judaism. As a matter of fact, her religious transition resulted in banning her movies all in Egypt.
Eventually, this lady got addicted to sleeping pills, upper and drugs. It took her a lot of time to accomplish the movie The Misfits, written by her husband, Arthur. She used to forget the lines and arrive late on the set, which made director John Huston and actor Clark Gable angry.
Why Did Marilyn Monroe Die?
One of the most sought actresses in the world was found dead in her home in Brentwood home. She was discovered dead, lying face down on her bed and clutching a telephone receiver in her hand.
According to her psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson she has called him in the night saying that Marilyn could not sleep a night. The body was discovered by his psychiatrist, who broke into her house at 3:30 am.
Later her body was taken for Post Partum in the County morgue. Coroner Theodore J. Murphey analyzed her autopsy are declared that the cause of death was a drug overdose.
In addition to this, there were several medicines by her side, and she had 50 Nembutal capsules. Sadly this beauty died at the young age of 36 on August 4, 1962
Was It A Suicide or A Murder?
Although the cause of Marilyn’s death was declared to be a drug overdose, an investigator dug deep to find the fact. Investigator John W. Miner claims that he hears Dr. Ralph Greenson’s audiotapes where Marilyn’s therapy sessions were recorded.
It was surfaced that she was not suffering from depression. In fact, she was planning to be a Shakespearean actress. In the script, Marilyn revealed that,
“I’ve read all of Shakespeare and practiced several lines. I am going to do Juliet first. Do not laugh. What, with what makeup, costume, and camera can do, my acting will create a Juliet who is 14, an innocent virgin.”
It is hard to imagine that the person planning her whole life thought of ending it soon. However, there is no evidence whether the claims were true are doctor Greenson is dead now, and no one is there to claim to have heard the tapes.
What Is The Net Worth of Marilyn Monroe?
This one in a million actress played in a handful of movies but earned a hefty amount from it. At the time of her demise, Marilyn was reported to have a total net worth of $800 thousand. In today’s context, this amount is equal to $7 million.
Social Media Presence
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