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    these images has made Hollywood the dominant force it is today. A re-emerging image in Hollywood is that of the sex symbol, represented by Marilyn Monroe in the 1950's. Monroe is Hollywood's classic sex symbol, where the cultural phenomena she creates, instigates her immortal and legendary status. The first ever issue of Playboy magazine features Marilyn Monroe as the “cover girl”. By decoding meaning from this magazine cover, the visual and written text becomes a communicator for both obvious and

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    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

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    Norma Jeane Mortenson Everyone's heard of the stereotype; blonde bombshell. Well no better woman to fit those shoes then the world famous Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe, was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in a Los Angeles General Hospital to Gladys Mortenson. Her birth certificate lists her father as unknown, and for the duration of her life he will stay unknown. Due to her mother's unstable mental health, and the fact that she was not married at the time Norma Jeane was sent to

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    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

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    handle me at my worst, then you sure as heck don't deserve me at my best.” My idol happens to be a very liked person, with views that are agreeable in my opinion. She’s famous for many things, such as acting, and singing. Many people know her as Marilyn Monroe, but her real name is Norma Jeane. Norma had displayed a lot of characteristics in her career, three that stood out were she was a risk taker, she did anything and everything to become famous, Her unbreakable attitude, no matter what happened

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    Marilyn Monroe may be seen as the greatest sex symbol in American history, but that’s not all she was. She had an extremely troubled life from the very beginning, but still managed to put on a brave face for the public eye. Marilyn was a great actress, a singer, as well as one of the most beautiful women alive. Through the tough events that occurred in her life it led her into a downward spiral, making her final few months dark. Marilyn left a legacy though, through many movies, and very public relationships

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    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

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    I make mistakes I am out of control” is a quote by Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Baker on June, 1 1926. Marilyn Monroe had a huge effect on plastic surgery, fashion sense, and make people happy in her career as a entertainer. She was very influential to women. Marilyn Monroe was also a Civil Rights Supporter. Marilyn Monroe had tons of surgery done. She was very insecure about the way she looked as a child. Marilyn Monroe had plastic surgeries done including Rhinoplasty as

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    Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson. Mortenson came from her mother, Gladys Baker, misspelling the name Mortensen after Edward Mortensen whom Gladys claimed was Norma’s father. Marilyn has also at times gone by the name of Norma Jean Baker. Marilyn Monroe is the name Norma Jeane took on at the request of 20th Century Fox executive Ben Lyons. Marilyn after a 1920’s actress and Monroe after her mother’s maiden name (Taraborrelli, 2009, p. 115). When Marilyn refers to her own mother, she

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    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