June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California Norma Jeane Mortenson was born. She never knew her father and her mother is Gladys Baker, Gladys has psychiatric problems and was placed into a mental institution. One of Monroe's earliest memories of her mother is Gladys trying to smother her with a pillow in her crib (“Marilyn Monroe.”). As she grew up, she spent most of her time in eleven foster homes and one orphanage. (“18 Things...Monroe.”). Until she was seven she was in foster homes until her mother got her back but soon after her mother was declared insane and had to go to a psychiatric hospital (Bradshaw, Lauren). While Monroe was in foster homes she was sexually assaulted and at age 11 she was raped. In 1937, she was taken in by a family friend and her husband, Grace and Doc Goddard. Marilyn stayed with them for about 5 years. Gladys paid the Goddard family 25 dollars a week to raise her. The Goddard family was very religious and stayed faithful to all of their doctrines, prohibiting her from doing many activities. In 1942 at the age of 15 she went back to foster care because Doc got offered a job in the East Coast and they could not afford to take Marilyn with them (“Marilyn Monroe.”).
After Doc and Grace moved and Marilyn went back to foster care she dropped out of highschool. June 19, 1942 she ma...
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...e 29 films. She showed her confidence in herself and it gave ideas to girls all around the world to be confident in themselves. Not only did people look up to her because of her fame, beauty, and fashion but for her life story and talents (Bradshaw, Lauren). Even though she cultivated the image of “dumb blonde” her image is something she took care of to cultivate and develop the media and her acting helped her cultivate her image (Marilyn...Biography-.”). Marilyn was not the “dumb blonde” that everyone perceived her as but really she was extremely intelligent she had an IQ of 168 (“18 Things...Monroe”).
Today, Marilyn is still known for her provocative, fashionable, and bold statements. Overcoming a rough childhood to become one of the most famous actresses. Influencing women all around the world to be confident and happy. Leaving her mark in the world along the way.
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