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If we look at the celebrities today, we can find many imitators of Marilyn Monroe: Madonna, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and even Lady Gaga. They do this not only because of marketing and media needs, but also because people today still “worship” the image Monroe created. A half-century has passed since Marilyn Monroe's death, so why is she still relevant today? As time has passed, Marilyn Monroe's image is becoming even more meaningful and valuable. Think about the image she has created, the main point I want to study is: how does a woman who passed away at thirty-six years old, after starring in only a handful of movies, has such on the impact on women, especially young women, in the 21st century?
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She was a skilled actress and a kind woman, even if she was marketed as a purely sexual star. Furthermore, Marilyn Monroe said, “A sex symbol becomes a thing—I just hate to be a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something, I'd rather have it sex” (Encyclopedia of World Biography). This was referring to her becoming a sex idol. Marilyn Monroe’s prowess as an actress and her image has kept her alive for over half a century in people’s hearts and minds, and she will continue to be an American
Marilyn Monroe was recognized as the “Blonde Bombshell.”(4) She was well known throughout the world in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Marilyn’s childhood was rough but she rose above it by becoming an actress and model. Norma Jean Mortenson, more famously known as Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1st, 1926 at 9:00a.m in Los Angeles, California. (1, 4) She was born into foster care therefore she never knew her mother or her father. (2) Marilyn’s mom was Gladys Monroe Baker Mortenson.
Throughout American history, there have been many inspirational stories about young adults who have grown from an unstable childhood to a world famous actor or actress. These individuals have the most inspiring stories of how he or she overcame the loss of love from parents, or struggle from a hard life in fostercare to become a world famous icon. The story of Marilyn Monroe embraces this. Marilyn’s life story tells of how she grew from a childhood of lost love from both parents to become one of the biggest sex symbols alive. Marilyn was born as Norma Jeane Baker on June 1 1926 (“Marilyn Monroe” Bio online) to Gladys Pearl Baker who was a film technician (“Marilyn” Scribner online).