Marilyn Monroe Beauty

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Who is Marilyn Monroe without her Beauty
Marilyn Monroe is a common household name during the 1950’s-1960’s. This actress and singer has a reputation from her adoring fans as an iconic sex symbol. Her beauty and innocent smile will remain known for generations to come. Although Monroe’s life appears to be glamorous, her childhood and Hollywood career were unstable and uncertain. Monroe is faced with many challenging obstacles in her life. Monroe’s story expands over so much more than just a pretty face. Marilyn Monroe’s childhood and Hollywood career are uncertain, unstable, and filled with controversy; however, she spends her life searching for love and admiration, when she does not accomplish that in life, she accomplishes it with her death.
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Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jean Mortenson on June 1, 1926 at 9:30am. Her place of birth was Los Angeles, California. Her mother is Gladys Pearl Monroe and her father is listed as Edward Mortenson. It has been noted that Marilyn believed that Edward was not her father, however there in no conclusive evidence to verify. She believed her father may have been Charles based on a photograph she was shown (Marilyn Monroe 1). Marilyn’s childhood is extremely unstable and challenging. Her mother Gladys suffers from severe psychiatric issues, which ultimately lands her in a mental institution. Gladys is not the only family member to suffer from mental illnesses. Marilyn’s great grandfather and grandmother do as well. Her grandmother, Della Mae Monroe Grainger ever…show more content…
The beautiful blond bombshell lands the cover of Family Circle magazine and the following month, is on the cover of Yank magazine during the spring of 1946. During 1947 Monroe starred in Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! and Dangerous Years. Monroe is released from 20th Century Fox during 1948 and signs with Columbia shortly after. While with Columbia, Marilyn stars in one film Ladies Of The Chorus, and then she is released from her contract. Marilyn, not currently signed with anyone is running low on money. She decides to pose nude to supplement her income while she is currently out of work. Shortly after, Marilyn is resigned to 20th Century Fox. Marilyn makes three films during 1950: A Ticket to Tomahawk, The Fireball, All About Eve. Marilyn appears in a number of films after, however they are not memorable (Leaming 156-158). In 1953 Monroe is cast as an unfaithful wife, Rose Loomis in Niagara this is the film that made her a star. The film Niagara contains sexual content that is being campaigned against. The movie contains topics such as impotence, adultery, honeymooners and Monroe sexually singing a song called Kiss. This causes slight uproar with critics from the right-wing Daughters of the American Revolution (Woog 8). Fox however still releases the film but delays the release of the song Kiss. In 1952, Monroe stars in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes co-starring with Jane Russell. Monroe’s

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