Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was a model, actress, singer and undoubtedly one of the most famous women of the twentieth century. Monroe has become a representative of fame and feminine beauty. She is widely regarded as one of the most important personalities in American culture.
She was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. During her very short life, Marilyn Monroe surpassed a difficult childhood to become one of the world’s largest and most durable sexy symbols. Her mother Gladys had a turbulent mental state and struggled to cope with bringing up her children. For the first six years, Marilyn was raised by foster parents. Then her mother tried to get her back but her mental health deteriorated and Marilyn moved between different orphanages and foster families. Traumatic childhood made her shy and cautious. At the age of 15 she left school and immediately after her 16th birthday, in 1942, Monroe married her 21-year-old neighbor but broke up a little later.
Monroe went to work in a California factory where she was discovered by a photographer. Since then, she has had a successful career as a model and had changed her name to Marilyn Monroe as part of preparing for an actor career, where she eventually succeeded.
During her career, Monroe’s films have earned more than $ 200 million. Monroe died of an overdose of barbiturates on August 5, 1962, just 36 years old.