Marilyn Monroe is considered to be probably the most famous blonde in the world. People are used to seeing her with curly blonde hair, her lips painted bright red, and her famous facial expression. However, few people know how she looked before becoming a famous actress.
June, 1926: Newborn Norma Jeane Mortenson in the arms of her mother, Gladys Baker (née Monroe). Norma's mother had split up with her husband by the time the future actress was born, so the father was not involved in the child's upbringing. A few days after Monroe's birth, her mother placed the baby with the Bolender foster family. Gladys was working hard and couldn't spend enough time with the baby girl.
Early 1927 first official photo of the baby girl. Monroe is smiling broadly!
Summer of 1928: 2-year-old Marilyn visited the photo studio with her foster parents. She stands firmly on her feet and does what the photographer asks.
Summer of 1929: with her biological mother on the beach. In the early years, Gladys tried to visit Monroe regularly.
1931: 5-year-old Norma poses happily for the camera.
1933: The 7-year-old curly blonde is very fond of dogs, and they also love her. At this time, her biological mother took the child from foster care, but a year later Gladys was diagnosed with a mental disorder, paranoid schizophrenia. She could no longer take care of Mornoe, and the girl moved to her mother's friend Grace Goddard who took responsibility over the future star.
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1940: Marilyn clearly did not have the "ugly duckling" period of adolescence. At 14 she looks superb!
1941: 15-year-old Norma (with oars) taking her girlfriends for a boat ride on the pond.
Autumn of 1941: The girl works in a war factory supplying the army in World War II.
1942: 16-year-old Norma marries James Dougherty to stop depending on guardians. This marriage lasts until 1946 and ends because of her husband's ban on his wife's commercials.
1945: One of Norma Jeane's first advertising campaigns, after which she was offered a modeling job.
Time of Glory
1946: The last picture of dark-haired Monroe.
1947: Future actress signed a contract with 20th Century Fox Studios and changed her name for one of the most popular names of the time, Marilyn, and her mother's maiden name, Monroe.
1960: In between shooting "The Misfits", the last film in Monroe's career. On August 5, 1962, after a long struggle with depression, Marilyn Monroe took a large dose of pills and was found dead in her home.
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