Date of Birth: 01/06/1926
Date of death: 05/08/1962
Real name: Norma Jean Mortenson; later mother gave her the name of her husband-Baker (Baker) Marilyn Monroe
was born on 1 June 1926, in Los Angeles. Her mother, Gladys Pearl Baker, worked in the studios, Columbia and RKO, and suffered from a mental disorder. Marilyn
was an illegitimate child. At the age of five years, she had to live in other people's homes, because her mother was treated in psychiatric hospitals. The child had to endure scorn, starvation. Tired of homelessness in 16 years, Norma Jean jumped at the opportunity to marry a working-class aircraft factory Jim Doherty. A year later she made the first attempt to commit suicide. In 1944, she acquainted an army photographer, with whom she made pictures named "to raise the morale". Pictures were successful, and she was invited to the modeling agency. In August 1946, she signed a contract with Studio 20 century-Fox ($ 125 per week). She changed the name - for Marilyn Monroe
- and began taking singing and dancing lessons.
Her debut took place in 1948, in the movie "Skudda-y! Skudda-ey!". In the same year she starred in the role of Evie in the film "Dangerous years". Her contract with Fox ended. That's when her nude picture were used for a calendar, and in 1953 reprinted by the magazine "Playboy". This pictures brought $ 50 million Marilyn
and the publisher.
She starred in five films, including the criminal drama. In 1951, she got quite an impressive role in "love nest". Success fell on her like a bolt from the blue. Studio Fox unexpectedly offered her the main role of insane governess in the film with the enticing title "Daemon wakes up at night". But the movie was unsuccessful. The studio blamed guilty Marilyn
In 1953 Marilyn
starred in Billy Wilder's comedy "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes". Marilyn
played Lorelei Lee. Here she sang her famous song "Diamonds - girls' best friends". Her earnings rose to $ 1200 per week. The second stroke of luck was meeting with Joe DiMaggio, baseball player, who - though already gone from the big sport - enjoyed no less fame than the president. He was older than Marilyn
on 11 years and could at least partially substitute Marilyn
In the same 1953 she co-starred in an equal footing with superstars Betty Greybl and Lauren Bekol in the comedy "How to Marry a Millionaire" - and trumped their partners. The secret of her success with the men as she said was not to cause a sense of guilt in them. Monroe
studied at the University of South Carolina, but soon dropped due to lack of time. It was really difficult - singing lessons, art, interviews, posing for ads. She studied at the Lee Strasberg studio at Michael Chekhov, who taught her acting skills, psychology, history - in short.
The emblem of the sexuality of Marilyn
was a frame from the movie Billy Wilder's "The Seven Year Itch" (1954). She accidentally got on the ventilation grille of the New York subway - and a gust of wind lifted her skirt.
Marriage with DiMaggio lasted 263 days. Three-quarters of this period, they slept in different rooms.
A vibrant gait, magnificent breasts, hips and charming smile could not have been associated with directors and producers of intelligence and shyness. After her divorce with DiMaggio, she turned to Judaism, and in June 1956 married Miller.
In January 1961,after announcement of divorce with Miller in February, Marilyn
was advised for New York psychiatric hospital. She was 36 years old. The only Marilyn
's friend was artist Whitey Snyder. He was the only one whom she askedd to pick up her body from the morgue.
Her fortune was estimated at 1.6 million. According to her will 75% of her fortune wasa given to her acting teacher Lee Strasberg, and 25% - to her psychoanalyst. Mother got annual rent of 5 thousand dollars.
. 1948 - "Dangerous years" (Dangerous Years), Evi
. 1949 - "Choir singers" (Ladies Of The Chorus), by Peggy Martin
. 1950 - "All About Eve" (All п¦bout Eve), Claudia Kasvel
. 1950 - "Asphalt Jungle" (The Asphalt Jungle), Angela Finlay
. 1951 - "Let's get married" (Let's Make It Legal), Joyce Mannering
. 1951 - "love nest" (Love Nest), Robert Stevens
. 1952 - "Do not bother knocking" (Don't Bother to Knock), Nell Forbes
. 1952 - "Night clash" (Clash By Night), Peggy
. 1953 - "Niagara" (Niagara), Rose Loomis
. 1953 - "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Lorelei Lee
. 1953 - "How to Marry a Millionaire" (How to Marry a Millionaire), Paul
. 1954 - "Merry Parade" (There's No Business Like Show Business), Vicki
. 1955 - "The Seven Year Itch" (The Seven Year Itch), Female
. 1956 - "Bus Stop" (Bus Stop), Sheri
. 1957 - The Prince and the chorus girl "(The Prince and the Showgirl), Elsie Marina
. 1959 - "Some Like It Hot" / "Some Like It Hot" (Some Like It Hot), Kowalczyk
. 1960 - "Let's Make Love" (Let's Make Love), Amanda Dell
. 1961 - "Restless" (The Misfits), Roslin Teber
. Marilyn Monroe: Life and Legend