Why Was Marilyn Monroe The Most Famous Hollywood Actress?


Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926, and her real name is Norma Jean Baker, and today she would have been 93 years old. If she were alive, would she have continued to be the most popular sex symbol of Hollywood?

She ruled over Hollywood in the 1950s and 1960s wherein she changed attitudes towards sexuality. For a decade or so she was one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses. Her movies were reaching more than 200 million dollars till her unexpected death in 1962 halted her progress.

Why Was Marilyn Monroe The Most Famous Hollywood Actress?
Why Was Marilyn Monroe The Most Famous Hollywood Actress?

Why Marilyn Monroe Was The Most Famous Hollywood Actress Of All Time:

Childhood Pain:

Her mother was from a poor Mid-western family and her father is unknown. She spent most of her childhood as an orphan and traveled from one foster home to another foster home because her mother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. In the foster homes, she was often sexually abused.

Early Divorce And Kidnapped Children:

At the age of 15, she got married to an abusive man with whom she had two children. She got divorced from him and attained full custody of her children but her ex-husband kidnapped their children.

Only when someone has seen so much in her childhood, will someone dream of becoming something big in life and try all that she can to achieve it! Marilyn dreamed of becoming an actress when she was just five!

Inborn artist: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe wrote for the school newspaper. She worked at a Radio-plane company where munitions were established. She began modeling for Conover and his friends. Her pictures were suitable for pin-up than fashion. She appeared in 33 magazine covers. When she signed a contract with the acting agency, she got her stage name as ‘Marilyn Monroe’ of which Monroe is her mother’s maiden name.

Filming career: Marilyn Monroe

In the first six months of her career, she spent learning about acting, singing, and dancing. She spent most of her time at the studio in order to promote herself and also learn from other people. In February 1947, she got her first movie Dangerous Years and in 1948 she got her second movie Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!

Why Was Marilyn Monroe The Most Famous Hollywood Actress?
Why Was Marilyn Monroe The Most Famous Hollywood Actress?

Beyond Stutters:

While Marilyn Monroe was sexually abused by every foster home she ever visited, she developed a stutter and became very shy and introverted due to all that. In front of the camera, she had a hard time making two sentences meet because she was camera shy and it sent chills down her spine! Yet she became the most famous Hollywood actress of all time!

Marilyn Monroe’s death came as a shock to everyone one of us. But still manages to live in our hearts and minds as the bold, fearless, and ravishingly inspiring woman to-date!

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