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Marilyn Monroe Biography – Tragic Life of the Mysterious Blonde Icon

Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marilyn Monroe began her career as a model and went on to become one of the most popular American actresses of all times. Marilyn Monroe's life was characterized by a disturbing childhood, unsuccessful marriages, and a mysterious early death.


Marilyn Monroe Biography - Career of the Glamour Icon

Marilyn Monroe’s Biography reveals a sad childhood spent in different foster homes and a struggle to rise as a model and then as an actress. She was born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles.While she was working in Radio plane Munitions factory, she was spotted by army photographer, David Conover, who encouraged her to take up modeling. Her first husband, James Dougherty was displeased with her decision to take up a modeling career, and their marriage ended in divorce. She took up small roles in many movies playing different roles. Movies like ‘Gentlemen prefer Blondes’, ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’ and ‘The Seven Year Itch’ earned her a lot of popularity. It is in the movie ‘The Seven Year Itch’, the famous scene in which the scene of her skirt being blown up by air from a subway grating appears. It was this scene that resulted in a quarrel and eventually divorce from her second husband, Joe DiMaggio, a star baseball player.Marilyn Monroe then married Arthur miller, a playwright in 1956, but their marriage lasted only less than four years. Her last completed film was ‘The Misfits’ in 1961 for which Miller had done the screenplay. In 1962, she made her final stage appearance during the birthday party of American President, John F Kennedy. Marilyn Monroe’s biography tells that the actress had been suffering from depression and insecurity. She had attempted suicide a few times, and in 1962 she died of acute barbiturates overdose.

Monroe Last Sitting - a Sensational Photo Shoot

Marilyn Monroe Last Sitting gained worldwide popularity for two main reasons. Firstly, it was the last time that the actress appeared for a photo shoot with the famous photographer, Bert Stern, six weeks before her death. The other reason is that the photos were believed to have an extraordinary quality of beauty and uniqueness. The project was commissioned by the Vogue magazine and the book, Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting, is available for sale, and consists of more than 2500 black and white photos of the actress. Marilyn Monroe Last Sitting was recently recreated with Lindsay Lohan in 2008.

Marilyn Monroe Death - a Mystery

Marilyn Monroe death has been shrouded in mystery and there are different theories suggesting suicide, murder and even accidental medical mistake. The actress died on August 5, 1962 when she was only 36 years old and the cause of death was reported as acute barbiturate poisoning. Even though the police officers who investigated the death suspected that Marilyn Monroe might have been murdered, no murder cases were ever filed. Her second husband, Joe DiMaggio made her funeral arrangements and she was buried in an exquisitely designed antique casket.Even though Marilyn Monroe died when she was only 36, she became a popular glamour icon known and recognized all over the world.Photo source:

Written by Dennis Patterson

One Response to Marilyn Monroe Biography – Tragic Life of the Mysterious Blonde Icon

  1. lydia little said
    it's really sad

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