Marilyn Monroe, born on June 21st of 1926, in Los Angeles, California, who was and is mainly known as one of the most iconic “sex symbols” was once and orphan child moving from foster home to foster home. Throughout her life, she faced tough situations, but later on, she became remarkably successful. During her life, she studied at The Actors’ Lab in Hollywood, and even took Literature courses at UCLA. In her free time she would read books- considering she owned over 200 of them- and would listen to Beethoven.
Reputably, she even earned over $200 million just from her acting career. Born as Norma Jean Mortenson, she spent much of her time in foster homes and orphanages. After growing tired of a “hard-knocks life”, she married Jimmy Doughtry on June 19, 1942. Shortly after their move to Burbank, Marilyn was discovered by a photographer and began modeling. Unfortunately, she filed for divorce in 1946.
During 1950, only a few years after her divorce, she starred in some of her first films such as “The Asphalt Jungle”. Not only did she star in “All About Eve”, but she vastly kicked off her career after “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” released in 1953. After becoming uninterested prior to playing several “dumb blonde” roles, the determined actress decided to move to New York City to enroll at their Actors’ Studio. During this time, she married and divorced Joe DiMaggio in 1955. She filmed the “The Bus Stop” and even after her history of marriages and divorces, and only a year after the divorce from DiMaggio, Marilyn married Arthur Miller all during 1956.
The newly-weds moved to England and she there filmed “The Prince and the Showgirl”. However during this time, Monroe had two miscarriages, and affair with Yves Montand, a scandalous affair with former President John F. Kennedy, and was dropped from several films because of constant tardiness and her drug dependency. On the night of August 5th, 1962, Marilyn’s psychologist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, received concerning phone calls from her.
He came to Marilyn’s house that same day and she claimed that she felt neglected and rejected by her loved ones. Eventually the doctor left for a dinner date. A friend of hers, Peter Lawford, even called her over to have dinner, but she declined. Both Lawford and Greenson gave a remark saying her speech was slurred. Later that night, her maid went to check on her, and mentioned her light was on but the door was locked.
She called the police and notified Greenson. When the psychologist arrived, he attempted to break down the door but was unsuccessful, so he broke through Marilyn’s French windows only to find her dead atop of her bed on August 5th, 1962. Although Monroe had some unappeasable habits and a history of numerous marriages and divorces, she had a great career and a legendary status that will never be forgotten.