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Marilyn Monroe's career as an actress spanned 16 years. She made 29 films, 24 in the first 8 years of her career.

"Imperfection is beauty; madness is genious & it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, i let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what i do, then I'm really better than them" Marilyn Monroe

"I want to grow old without face-lifts...I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face I have made. Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know yourself."

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."

"Only the public can make a star. It's the studios who try to make a system out of it."

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  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe personified Hollywood glamour with an unparalleled glow and energy that enamored the world. Although she was an alluring beauty with voluptuous curves and a generous pout, Marilyn was more than a '50s sex goddess. Her apparent vulnerability and innocence, in combination with an innate sensuality, has endeared her to the global consciousness. She dominated the age of movie stars to become, without question, the most famous woman of the 20th Century.

    She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, to Gladys Baker. As the identity of her father is undetermined, she was later baptized Norma Jeane Baker. Gladys had been a film cutter at RKO studios, but psychological problems prevented her from keeping the job and she was eventually committed to a mental institution.

    Norma Jeane spent most of her childhood in foster homes and orphanages until 1937, when she moved in with family friend Grace McKee Goddard. Unfortunately, when Grace's husband was transferred to the East Coast in 1942, the couple couldn't afford to take 16-year-old Norma Jeane with them. Norma Jeane had two options: return to the orphanage or get married.

    On June 19, 1942 she wed her 21-year-old neighbor Jimmy Dougherty, whom she had been dating for six months. "She was a sweet, generous and religious girl," Jimmy said. "She liked to be cuddled." By all accounts Norma Jeane loved Jimmy, and they were happy together until he joined the Merchant Marines and was sent to the South Pacific in 1944.

    After Jimmy left, Norma Jeane took a job on the assembly line at the Radio Plane Munitions factory in Burbank, California. Several months later, photographer David Conover saw her while taking pictures of women contributing to the war effort for Yank magazine. He couldn't believe his luck. She was a "photographer's dream." Conover used her for the shoot and then began sending modeling jobs her way. The camera loved Norma Jeane, and within two years she was a reputable model with many popular magazine covers to her credit. She began studying the work of legendary actresses Jean Harlow and Lana Turner, and enrolled in drama classes with dreams of stardom. However, Jimmy's return in 1946 meant Norma Jeane had to make another choice- this time between her marriage and her career.

    Norma Jeane divorced Jimmy in June of 1946, and signed her first studio contract with Twentieth Century Fox on August 26, 1946. She earned $125 a week. Soon after, Norma Jeane dyed her hair blonde and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe (borrowing her grandmother's last name). The rest, as the saying goes, is history.

    Marilyn's first movie role was a bit part in 1947's The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. She played a series of inconsequential characters until 1950, when John Huston's thriller The Asphalt Jungle provided her with a small but influential role. Later that year, Marilyn's performance as Claudia Caswell in All About Eve (starring Bette Davis) earned her further praise. From then on Marilyn worked steadily in movies such as: Let's Make It Legal, As Young As You Feel, Monkey Business and Don't Bother to Knock. It was her performance in 1953's Niagara, however, that delivered her to stardom. Marilyn played Rose Loomis, a beautiful young wife who plots to kill her older, jealous husband (Joseph Cotten).


    Marilyn's success in Niagara was followed with lead roles in the wildly popular Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (co-starring Jane Russell) and How to Marry a Millionaire (co-starring Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable). Photoplay magazine voted Marilyn the Best New Actress of 1953, and at 27 years old she was undeniably the best-loved blonde bombshell in Hollywood.

    On January 14, 1954, Marilyn married baseball superstar Joe DiMaggio at San Francisco's City Hall. They had been a couple for two years, after Joe asked his agent to arrange a dinner date. "I don't know if I'm in love with him yet," Marilyn said when the press got word of their relat

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  • Hodgy
    Hodgy

    Hey there guys, great news! I am now getting 60cm x 90cm canvasses for the same price as i would buy blank 50cm x 70cm for, so art work in the bigger size is now available at no extra charge! Too cool! Feel free to add me and check out my new Marilyn Monroe designs!! Hodgy

    7/13/10
  • Leahloopyloobusby
    luv Leahloopyloobusby

    hi it leah checkin in again r.i.p ms monoe

    6/3/10 via Mobile
  • Megan
    Megan

    a sorry but In 1997 a girl called lauren was walking in a forest and then a she just dissapeared no one ever found her untill 2000 when a yoing girl called Mary found her body and markings on her chest saying: I wasnt pretty enough" and now you have read this she will appear in your mirrorrsaying your not pretty enough and kill you. by the way the girl called mary

    4/16/10
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  • Leahloopyloobusby
    Leahloopyloobusby

    it a shame what she went thru in life all she wanted was to have a family an to b loved x x x x

    2/14/10
  • luv Clara K

    xxxxxxx

    2/8/10
  • 'Connie
    'Connie

    Legendaary :D

    1/31/10
  • Tracey Murray
    luv Tracey Murray

    hi im reading a book at the moment called goddess the secret lives of Marilyn Monroe By anthony summers. IT THE BEAST BOOK WRITTEN ABOUT HER. Norman Rosten, poet and marilyn`s longtime friend said `THE INDUSTRY GIVETH, AND THE INDUSTRY TAKETH AWAY. HOLLYWOOD, THE DREAM FACTORY, HAD CREATED A DREAM GIRL. COULD SHE AWAKEN TO REALITY? AND WHAT WAS THE REALITY? WAS THERE A LIFE FOR HER OUTSIDE THE DREAM?

    1/28/10
  • luv Lindsay Kinsella

    some love for u marilyn love u so much my heart is always with u for ever and as that girl has siad please god one day justice will be done one day r.i.p darling xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  xxxxxxxx

    1/20/10
  • XxCatherine Josephine Nevinxx
    XxCatherine Josephine Nevinxx

    Rip Marilyn your a beauty you will live on forever in my heart you inspire me so much love you angel please pray for me in heaven i feel like i know you we all know you were killed justice will be done someday x x x x x x x x x x

    12/17/09 via Mobile
  • Kim Lindley
    luv Kim Lindley

    im getting a tattoo + quote of you soooon marilyn! rest in peace + thank you sooooo mcuh for inspirsing me :D

    12/6/09
  • Chelsea Punx.
    luv Chelsea Punx.

    Thank you SOO much for making this group. :) :) I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Ms. Marilyn Monroe. She is the exact definition of pure Hollywood elegance, grace, glamour and all around sexiness. :D I love you, Marilyn. :D ;)

    11/3/09
  • daria g 9/5/09
  • daria g
    daria g

    i love marilyn monroe

    9/5/09
  • Barbra Fay
    Barbra Fay

    Marilyn I just love you ,you are the most beautiful lady ever Love Barbra xx

    8/17/09
  • Fcbk Meh
    Fcbk Meh

    I AM PUTTING OUT A VERY SPEACIAL REQUSET FOR ANYBODY THAT WANTS ALL OF MY HEARTS...FOR THREE DAYS STR8.! I'm OBSESSED with Marilyn Monroe, Tupac, `&& Myselffffff. I want a skin with any of these 3 ppl and/or ah quote or word such as: Gorqeouss. Sexyy. Meh aqainst tha world. Dogs never bite meh, just humans. etc... uue` will only qet ALL of tha ♥ if i LIKE the skinn. If not, uue` qet 3or4 heartsss. I qo by SLIM and before uue` makee the skin, add meh `&& send ah messaqe..and I will qo into further detailss.! -Thanksss Bebo. :DD

    8/11/09
  • Alan And Aimee
    Alan And Aimee

    A new social network website for Marilyn Monroe fans just launched on Marilyn's 83rd birthday, June 1. Go to http://www.ThisIsMarilyn.com/index.p... enter referrer=aimeex, please sign up and become my friend on ThisIsMarilyn!

    7/29/09
  • A M B E R
    A M B E R

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARILYN MONROE XOXOXOXOX

    6/1/09