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Marilyn Monroe Known as the Blond Bombshell and has the raging sex icon Monroe was the women who personified Hollywood glamour Born of the name Norma Jean Mortenson on June 1 1926 in Los Angeles California Then soon baptized to Norma Jeane Backer Her mothers name was Gladys and was practically dirt poor Gladys spent most of her life in mental hospitals so Norma would have to live with foster families Norma would have stayed with her father Edward Mortenson but he was not the right one to look after her thought her mother Since her mother was always in and out of hospitals Norma would be in and out of foster homes Her life wouldnt seem to be the life of an upcoming movie star At age eight Norma was raped In 1935 at age nine she stayed in an orphanage until June of 1937 the longest she had ever stayed anywhere Dying to have a better life she thought that marriage would help that So on June 19 1942 at 16 she wed Jimmy Dougherty Norma dropped out of high school which wasnt uncommon at this time She began working at a aircraft production plant Within that next year she tried to commit suicide Jim entered the military so Norma decided to bleach out her hair and begin to model Unfortunately the marriage was more of holding her down from what she thought she could be in Hollywood so the two divorced in June of 1946 At the same time Norma was named to a top agency Her pictures caught the eyes of famous Howard Hughes he scheduled her to a screen test at RKO but 20th Century-Fox beat him there they had already got here on the payroll for 125 a week Soon after legally changing her name to Marilyn Monroe Monroe came from her Grandmothers last name and Marilyn was from the famous actress Marilyn Miller who Monroe
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