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The Ultimate Hollywood Beauty: Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe, a woman whose name was a synonymous for Hollywood beauty, had a bold side to her (“About Marilyn Monroe”). It wasn’t just her looks that just made her popular it was how she stood up for herself in situations. Many decades after her death in 1962, at the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe’s reputation and popularity have not wavered at all. Marilyn Monroe, a beautiful yet confident woman, made a bold statement with her sex appeal and fashion on how women should be confident about their own bodies and not be looked at as just a child bearer.
Marilyn Monroe started her career with twenty-nine films all together, in which twenty-four were made in the first eight years of her career (“About Marilyn Monroe”). She was a hard worker and once she set her mind to something she got it done. Most of her works, whether it be; music, photography, film making or film producing was considered as “classical” pop culture since it was in that time period (BILLEN, ANDREW). “People say that she used to look out her bedroom window at the tall RKO Studios sign and think, “My mother used to work there, someday, i would like to be a star there” (“50 Years Later Marilyn Monroe Still Influences Fashion and Beauty”).
Marilyn got her talent from an avid movie fan, her mom Glady Mortensen, whom she looked up to as a role model (“American National Biography Online: Monroe, Marilyn”). With her perfect complexion, dazzling smile and big blue/ gray eyes, many people knew she was a star from birth (“50 Years Later Marilyn Monroe Still Influences Fashion and Beauty”). Grace Mckee, the woman who took care of Marilyn once her mom wasn’t able to anymore, said to her, “Don’t worry Norma Jean. You’re going to be a beautiful girl when you get big...an important woman, a movie star.” And that Marilyn was. If you didn’t catch it, I did say Norma Jean instead of Marilyn. In fact her birth name was Norma Jean but after growing up she changed her look and name to something that fit the “Hollywood” stereotype. Norma dyed her hair blonde and changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, taking the last name from her grandmother. People thought that this new name of hers fit her well.After changing her name and hair she won “Miss Cali Artichoke Queen” in 1947. It brought beauty and sensuality with a little touch of innocence to the ears who heard it (“Marilyn Monroe”).
Back then many couples got married at a young age hoping that they would be with each other till they passed away. Marilyn was married and in the modeling business at the young age of sixteen (Scotti, Anges). “Grace McKee arranged the marriage for me. I never had a choice. There’s not much I can say about it. They couldn’t support me and they had to work something out. And so I got married” (“About Marilyn Monroe”). She met her husband at an aircraft plant and called him “daddy” as a cute pet name, they later ended up in a divorce.
After Marilyn’s wild adventure in marriage, she then worked as a parachute inspector at Radioplan...

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