Essay PreviewMore ↓
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. (6) When Marilyn was born her mom was sent to an institution for mental health on behalf of her being diagnosed with paranoia schizophrenia. (6) Marilyn says “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because had never belonged to anything or anyone else.”(8) This quote reflects on how she was treated and also how she felt when she was in foster care. When Marilyn was a child she felt unwanted, she would try to replace her mother and father through marriages and attaching herself to her foster families. (9) When Marilyn was young she was molested by her mother’s new husband. (10) This event caused her a lot of emotional and physical scarring. Later on in Marilyn’s life, she decided to change her name to Norma Jean Baker. (1) Marilyn dropped out of high school her sophomore year. (6) Girls in her time rarely attended college but Marilyn studied at UCLA. (2)
Marilyn was most widely known for her acting and modeling career. She received her nickname, Marilyn Monroe, by accident when she didn’t succeed as a girl-next-door at 20th Century-Fox. (30) Marilyn appeared on her first magazine cover in 1944. (5) Her acting career didn’t take off until the 1950’s. (2) Her first movie was called “The Asphalt Jungle”; she acted in many more movies after that. (2, 6) She got annoyed playing the role of the dumb blonde so she moved to New York City and studied acting with Lee Strasberg. (2) Following this, she signed a seven year contract with 20th Century-Fox. (6) Marilyn’s fame was greater than any entertainer in her time, as a result of this she attracted enormous amounts of media and paparazzi. (6)
Marilyn got caught in several sticky situations. She was very close to John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family as a whole. (5) It was rumored that she was having an affair with John F.
How to Cite this Page
"Marilyn Monroe." 123HelpMe.com. 05 Dec 2019
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Coca Cola is one of the many companies that have changed the way they advertise very drastically, from the 60s; a very conservative era to now; which is a more contemporary time. The Coke ad featuring Marilyn Monroe is most likely from the late 50s to early 60s, and consequently reflects some of the beliefs of the time. This is also the case with the recent ad. Although the massive time gap between these two ads creates many differences between them, there are still a few similarities; seeing as how it’s the same company.... [tags: Coca-Cola, Advertising, Caffeine, Marilyn Monroe]
1003 words (2.9 pages)
- Marilyn Monroe "The Blonde Bombshell" "I am not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful." (Marilyn Monroe's official Website, 1) A quote from the classic beauty Marilyn Monroe. What I would like to know about Marilyn Monroe is about how she got started in show business, and what made her such a Hollywood icon. I really don't know anything about her, or her career. The reason I would like to learn more about her, is because she seemed to be such an amazing person, and a classic beauty.... [tags: Biography Marilyn Monroe]
1739 words (5 pages)
- Marilyn Monroe: A Tragic Accident or a Vicious Crime Marilyn Monroe was an icon and the true definition of a star. She rose to fame quickly and sparkled on the screen, but her life had burned out far too quickly. At the young age of 36 on August 6th, 1962 Monroe was found lying dead on her bed. Her death was labeled a suicide by drug poisoning. I didn’t really take a second look at this cause of death because it is no secret that the star had prior struggles with drugs before. In fact, she had overdosed four times before her death in 62.... [tags: Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Kennedy family]
1129 words (3.2 pages)
- Hollywood is a very powerful modern day institution, where a star's image can characterize, shape and circulate societal myths and ideologies. The construction of a star's image as a commodity of their societal myths and ideologies has the extraordinary power to exert messages so that even the smallest details become significant yet not overtly obvious. How a star's image is produced and then consumed can justify a society's relationship with that image and therefore aid in explaining the social construction of what society deems as their 'reality'.... [tags: Image Symbolism Marilyn Monroe]
1283 words (3.7 pages)
- She has one of the most recognized faces in the world. Over forty years after her death, Marilyn Monroe‘s life and death is still in question. Her trademark platinum hair and beauty mark, her famous skirt-blowing scene, which eventually she became ashamed of because no one could see the woman who was intellectual had feelings and worked hard behind the glitter, the gold and the smiles. Everyone knew this Marilyn Monroe, but did anybody know Norma Jeane Baker. Marilyn Monroe was a Hollywood icon, maybe even a legend, but who was this luminous woman, and was the happy woman that everyone knew capable of killing herself.... [tags: Biography Marilyn Monroe]
1552 words (4.4 pages)
- Marilyn Monroe is an iconic sex symbol who will never be forgotten. “She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous woman of the 20th Century” (“Marilyn Monroe,” 2006). She is known for her movies and for her promiscuous love life, but little is known about her emotional turmoil. She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson (later baptized as Norma Jeane Baker) on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California (“Marilyn Monroe Biography,” 2010). She was born to a mother who had severe psychiatric problems and had an unknown father.... [tags: Biography, Monroe]
1496 words (4.3 pages)
- Marilyn Monroe, Norma Jeane Mortenson. A devious soul but a pure heart, a black past, but a bright future; she became one of the most idolized figures in society. Norma was definitely not born with a silver spoon in her mouth, and she never sugar coated her life to the media. She was straight forward which made her heavily known for her quotes such as “I learned to walk as a baby and I haven’t had a lesson since.” (Marilyn Monroe). This was the beginning to her life story as a hero. This may not seem inspiring or heroic to many by the lack of knowledge a person may have on Norma.... [tags: Norma Jeane Mortenson, tragic hero, media]
1628 words (4.7 pages)
- 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. (6) When Marilyn was born her mom was sent to an institution for mental health on behalf of her being diagnosed with paranoia schizophrenia.... [tags: Biography]
690 words (2 pages)
- Marilyn Monroe When someone mentions Marilyn Monroe, one usually thinks off the seductive all-American sex goddess who captured the world with her woman-childlike charm. Yet not many know her as the illegitimate child who endured a childhood of poverty and misery, sexual abuse, and years in foster home and orphanages. Most people don’t realize that her disrupted loveless childhood may been the main reason to her early death. Norma Jeane Baker’s father, Edward Mortenson, had deserted her mother, Gladys Baker neè Monroe, before she was born on June, 1 1926, in the charity ward of Los Angeles General Hospital.... [tags: Monroe Biographies Bio Biography]
1143 words (3.3 pages)
- Marilyn Monroe Norma Jean Baker was born on June 1st 1926. She said that she came from an unhappy and deprived childhood. Galdys was Norma's mother. She had two children with Jack Baker (Norma's father) while still very young. Her father died in a car accident soon after she was born and at the age of 26 Galdys remarried to Edward Mortenson. Edward didn't want children but Galdys did so she divorced him. Soon after that Galdys couldn't take care of Norma anymore so she gave her up for adoption.... [tags: Biography Biographies]
664 words (1.9 pages)
Unfortunate events happened on August 5th, 1962. Marilyn was found face down on her bed dead. She suffered from paranoia schizophrenia. (3) She committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. (1) She was buried in Los Angeles at Westwood Memorial Park.(4) When she died she left 1.6 million dollars, three-fourths of it to Lee Strasberg and one-fourth of it to Gladys Baker Eley, her psychoanalyst. (4)
Marilyn was a huge influence on society from 1940-1962. She was a famous model and actress. Actresses today still try to reenact scenes that Marilyn played roles in. She was known as a rebel. For example, when Marilyn sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy, most women found that to be morally wrong. Women in the 1940’s and 1950’s obeyed the rules of etiquette; they would not even dare do anything that would change the way people thought about them. When she sang to John F. Kennedy this showed that she didn’t care about morals or etiquette. This action changed the way women acted. Her popularity made her more than a star, it made her an icon.
Marilyn wasn’t just another Hollywood star, she was an icon. Her death traumatized people all over the world. Even though her childhood was tough, she proved to America that you can rise above anything.