By: Ashley Meier – Hunt
• Birth Name: Norma Jeane
• Born: June 1, 1926
• Born in: Los Angeles, California
• Religion: Jewish
• Height: 5’ or 5’1/2
• Nickname: The Blonde Bombshell
Marilyn Monroe “Norma Jeane”,
grew up without knowing her
father, and her mother was
mentally ill. Marilyn was
abandoned to multiple foster
homes. She was nearly smothered
to death at two of them, and raped
at 6 of them. Family friends of
Marilyn's took her in for a few
years, their names were Grace and
Doc. Goddard. But unfortunately
Doc’s job was transferred and they
couldn’t afford to take Marilyn with
them. So on June 19, 1942 at 16
years old, Marilyn saved her self
from being at foster homes and
married her boyfriend Jimmy
Doughtery. He was later sent to the
south pacific though so she went
on to work in a factory..
“Her rise to fame”
She was Working in a parachute factory when she was discovered as
the next new model. Her face then appeared on numerous magazine
Marilyn's rise to stardom began, She got a divorce, and a new name.
She had changed her name from Norma Jeane to now Marilyn Monroe.
She died her hair blonde and appeared in a number of movies (small
roles). Her first film she appeared in was “Scubba – Hoo Scubba –
Hay”. She also played the lead role in “Ladies of the chorus”.(legend)
1954: Joe DiMaggio: was an
Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio are married (legend). retired baseball player for
It was a well known marriage, but not
a good one. Joe and Marilyn were
completely different. He didn’t agree with
Marilyn’s career. He was a conservative
man and She wouldn’t give up her career
for him (legend).
When Marilyn’s Famous skirt blowing
scene was released, Joe did not agree with
it. They had gotten a divorce after 9 months
of marriage. (legend)
Marilyn’s Marilyn Monroe productions
was created in 1956. Though
Achievements only one film was produced
“through out her career” The film The prince and the
Marilyn had sung two songs: showgirl by Marilyn Monroe
“every baby needs a da-da-daddy” & “anyone can Productions was released in
see I love you” 1957 (legend)
Marilyn had sang “happy
birthday” on may of 1962 to
Her first leading role in a feature film was: president Kennedy at Madison
Don’t bother to knock , which was released in Square Garden. (legend)
Her best known song was:
“Diamonds are a girls best friend”
Marilyn Performed for the troops in Korea, One of
her favorite moments in her life (legend).
Death of Marilyn
Some claim that Marilyn’s Death is unknown
but others claim that at 36 years old,
Marilyn Monroe was pronounced dead
and was found with an empty bottle of
sleeping pills by her bed (biography).
“ Her humor, as attested to by the people
who knew her, her compassion for all
living things, her desire to be loved, her
wish to have children All of these things
are difficult to see in the glamorous
woman we know as Marilyn Monroe. But
she was human. Beneath it all, She was
a little girl who hurt just like anyone
else. Perhaps that is the most important
lesson to be learned from her life and
her death. Illusions are just that. We
must always try to see the person
beneath them” (biography).
Marilyn Monroe a
I believe Marilyn Monroe is a hero because of the troublesome
childhood she went through and how she went on to be an amazing
icon and role model for many young women. For Marilyn to have
been abused and hurt through out her young days, she became one
of the most kind hearted well known women in history. She had
turned her life around from bad to good and always wore a smile. To
see someone do that, is an inspiration and a hero to me and
hopefully others. She also didn’t believe in looking like every other
model. She loved the size she was and expressed it proudly.
Though her death may be unknown and from what is said not so
heroic, she still lived a heroic and inspiring life. Marilyn Monroe is a
true icon and hero.
Marilyn Monroe Quotes
to use in paper
“ I want to grow old without face lifts… I want to have the courage to be loyal to
the face I have made” (biography).
“ I’m not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful” (biography).
“ If I’m a star, then people made me a star” (legend).
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely
ridiculous than absolutely boring” (Marilyn).
“It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.”
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