Hollywood is a dream place, and no one can deny this fact, ever. However, Hollywood did not know just what it is today just like that, but it became a dream place because people who worked in it were fabulous. Often time, we forget the people and only remember the places that they built — for example, the great historical places. But let’s not go that far here. We’re talking about Hollywood, and let’s stick to that. Hollywood once had this person name Marilyn Monroe, and she changed or putting it precisely, revolutionalized the industry.
Even people who are not much of a fan of movies and glamour know this name because Monroe is one of that personality who stood headstrong in an industry predominantly reigned by men. So on so, Monroe actually dominated all of the people in power and made her own throne in Hollywood. As an actress, Monroe became one of the most famous personalities in Hollywood in a very short time and more than that, as well.
During her living days, Monroe established herself as an actress, model and also a singer as well. All of this crammed into one person seems impossible, but we know for a fact that Monroe existed in the past. Her tragic death still rings as sad news for anyone who loves and follows glamour to its core. But these are just strings of her professional career without any hint of his most famous and interesting personal life. How much do you know about it?
Well, not as much as you think because there are plenty of things that you do not know about this beautiful actress who also established herself as the Blonde Bomb. Learn more about Monroe from a closer spectrum.
Marilyn Monroe Early Life
Hollywood’s one of the most famous and dominantly beautiful Marilyn Monroe was born in the year 1926, on June 1. Marilyn was born in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. During her time alive, Marilyn became a sex symbol and managed to revolutionize how society saw women in general.
At the time of her death, Marilyn Monroe, the blonde bombshell, was just a young 36 years old woman, utterly beautiful and defying nature. Defying nature in the sense that even at the age of 36, Marilyn managed to preserve her evergreen looks. Monroe also dominated any other beautiful face in the business, all that very easily.
Born as Norma Jeane Mortenson to mother Gladys Pearl Baker, Monroe never knew her father’s identity. Even if Monroe did know the identity of her father, she never discussed it and let it be like that always. Monroe’s mother was a poor woman who married a man named John Newton Baker at the age of 15.
Monroe, despite having a poor mother did not actually face many financial troubles while growing up. Her mother managed to buy a small home in Hollywood and moved in that home with Monroe, who at that time was just seven years old. After her mother diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Monroe began living in different places.
During her stay at the Atkinsons, Monroe suffered sexual abuse and moved out of the home and started living in Los Angeles Orphans Home. In 1938, Monroe began living with Ana Lower, and Ana also enrolled Monroe through school. During a brief time, Monroe also lived with the Goddards family.
For the most part of her life, Monroe experienced temporary homes and often suffered abuse, mostly sexual. However, later in life, Monroe came off as one of the boldest women ever.
Marilyn Monroe Education
In most of the western countries out there, people or precisely saying, most parents tend to focus on their children’s education more. While Asian parents reportedly have that kind of notorious reputation going around, western parents are no less. However, there are always some exceptions.
For Marilyn, who, while growing up, never knew her father always remained pretty shy towards everything. The idea of a school for the most part of her childhood remained foreign to her, as well. As mentioned, for the most part of her childhood, Marilyn always moved from home to home, and this robbed her of the chance of going to school early on.
However, after starting to live with Ana Lower, Marilyn began going to high school. While her time is staying with Ana Lower, Marilyn went to Emerson Junior High School, and at the school, Monroe also began indulging herself in religious chores as well. During her high school days, Marilyn attended the Christian Science services with Ana Lower.
However, again moving from living with Ana Lower to the Goddards family, Marilyn changed her school because she changed the place she was living in as well. After starting to live with the Goddards, Marilyn relocated to living in Van Nuys. The same year, Marilyn started attending Van Nuys High School.
As a teenage girl, Marilyn Monroe dropped out of high school when she decided to marry a neighbor’s son named James Dougherty. In 1942, Marilyn stopped going to high school, and from then onwards, her educational journey also permanently halted.
While a teenager in high school, Marilyn married a man named James Dougherty. James was the son of her neighbor, and she married him while she was a teenager, as well. Marilyn and James were often the odd ones, and as per Marilyn, she never actually enjoyed her marriage with James.
Also, James always remained against Marilyn, establishing herself as an actress or even with the idea of her working. Because of this fact, Monroe later in 1946 divorced James and began focusing on her career more than anything. With lots of hard work, Marilyn established herself as a bonafide personality.
After establishing herself as an actress, Marilyn met with another man. Marilyn met Joe DiMaggio, a famous retired baseball player, and the two fell in love with each other. Despite attempts of hiding the relationship, it came out. But shunning out everyone, Marilyn and Joe married each other in secrecy.
But after nine months of marriage, Marilyn filed for divorce. In 1956, Marilyn married Arthur Miller in an intimate Westchester County Court wedding ceremony. Unfortunately for Marilyn, her marriage with Arthur also ended in divorce. During her living days, Marilyn reportedly had a relationship with numerous men.
At last, after years of struggle and going through personal problems one after the other, Marilyn became very depressed. In 1962, Marilyn was found dead on her bed after she reportedly committed suicide by ingesting 40 pharmaceutical pills.
Marilyn Monroe Career
Monroe’s career started out as a model when she took the bold move of defying her husband. Marilyn Monroe started working for a company called Radioplane after her husband James went off to the Pacific. Realizing that she was photogenic and after one photographer giving her more priority than others, Marilyn determined herself getting in the modeling scene.
In 1945, Marilyn began doing modeling and mostly photo shoots for magazines and other advertisements. Despite her husband’s resentment towards the idea, Marilyn continued with her modeling career that began to rise. After thoroughly enjoying her modeling career, Monroe began focusing more on making a career in acting.
In 1946, Marilyn signed a contract with 20th Century-Fox, and in her initial six months, Marilyn focused on getting better with acting, dancing, and singing classes. After appearing in A Ticket to Tomahawk and another movie called Fireball, Marilyn stared, gaining more fame for her beauty and talent as well.
By 1951, Monroe already became what media started calling the It girl, and her fame started to skyrocket at an astonishing pace as well. While working on her career as an actress, Monroe also developed her iconic look with a little more. Appearing in other movies like Niagara, women’s clubs, and others, Marilyn also managed to establish herself as a major sex symbol in the industry.
During her career, Monroe also took a couple of gaps in her career to restore herself to proper physical and mental health. Because of that, over time, her career charisma also declined, and things began to crumble for her as well. By 1960, her career decline already came in motion.
Coming from a pretty low-income family, Monroe began as a mere employee at the Radioplane company before realizing her qualities could bring changes in her life. After starting out as a model, Monroe began gathering more courage and also began making bold steps as well. All of her decisions helped Monroe rise to fame.
As you also see, apart from gathering millions of fans all over the world, Monroe also gathered a considerable amount of money, which aided her requirements. As a fashion icon, Monroe went on a frequent shopping spree and also began collecting real estate as part of her property.
At the time of her death, Marilyn Monroe managed to acquire a massive net worth of $10 million.
|Date of birth||June 1, 1926|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
|Net Worth||$10 million|