Who is Marilyn Monroe? What are the interests and works, Education, Childhood, And Family Background?
Marilyn Monroe was her stage name. Her original name was Norma Jean Mortenson. She was born on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her mother was mentally unsound and had to go to mental home.
Monroe’s father deserted her mother. She was a pretty Hollywood cutter who had suffered a lot because of her husband’s irresponsible and irrational behavior and desertion, when she was pregnant with Norma. Moreover, they were not legally married. These sad and so gloomy experiences made her mentally unstable. As such, Norma was born in situations which were almost tragic, insecure and socially very humiliating.
Her childhood was difficult, insecure and full of abuses and explosions. Her most of early days were spent in foster homes and orphanages. She was once seduced in a foster home by someone. It created a deep wound and scar in her psyche which she could never forget and forgive.
Personal Life Period
Laden heavily with inferiority complexes, feelings of guilt and exploitation, she grew into a very pessimistic young woman devoid safety, care, affection and sense of belonging. But at the last she discovered that she was extraordinary beautiful and attractive and it gave her an edge that she used in her later life to a great success.
She began to exploit it to the extreme which amounted to no less than promiscuity. When she was about 16 she entered into a marriage alliance which ultimately proved an utter failure and then again she was left alone drifting aimlessly.
As a Photographer Model Career
In 1946 Norma Jean Baker on Marilyn Monroe found a job as a photographer’s model. One day a US Army photographer spotted and found her quite as a model for posters for the troops.
She proved quite a success as a photographer’s model and soon she was signed by many well known periodicals and magazines as their “Cover innocence to attract the film makers. Next she moved to movie career with parts in low budget films. Her films debut was in “Scudda- Hoo! Scudda a Hay” in 1948.
Some Greatest Collection of Monroe’s
Monroe’s career as a film- actress and sex symbol began to blossom in the 1950s beginning with small parts in such films as “The Asphalt Jungle” (1950), “All About Eve” (1950) and a walk-on appearance in “O” Henry’s Full House” (1952).
The producers of the Asphalt jungle, Arthur Hornblow Jr. and John Houston instantly chased and signed her for the film when they saw her for the first time because a unique combination of innocence, voluptuousness and elements of depravity in her.
She very soon became a movie idol and audience began to take deep interests in her life on-screen and off-screen. She also acted in such famous comedies as “Gentleman Prefer Blondes” (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire” “The seven Year itch” (1955).
Unsuccessful Love Life Career
Her marriage to baseball-star Joe Dimaggio in 1954 was widely publicized. She was well aware of this lack of privacy but then she felt helpless and tried her best to adjust to the situation. But this marriage did not last long they separated in a year. In 1956 she married the famous playwright Arthur Miller and this marriage also received very widely publicity.
Met With Lee Strasberg and Leave Previous Roles
She got bored with stereo type roles and sought more meaningful and challenging ones. For this purpose she studied under a famous acting- coach Lee Strasberg in New York and later like “Bus Stop” (1956), “ The Prince and the Show Girls” (1957), “Some Like it Hot” (1959) and “The Misfits” (1961).
The playwright Arthur Miller was her third husband who portrayed her tragedy in his play “After the Fail”. His marriage to Monroe gave him a lot of publicity but then in 1956 they divorced each other.
Her pathetic life came to an end when she died in Los Angeles on August 5, 1962 from an overdose of sleeping pills. It was a suicide and a death by design. Monroe had been suffering from a dangerous death-wish which was ultimately fulfilled in this manner.