Remembering Marilyn Monroe

Just two days ago, on August 5th 2012, marked the 50th year of star icon and idol Marilyn Monroe’s passing.

Ms. Monroe was born in the year of 1926 in Los Angeles with the birth
name of Norma Mortensons. With a rough childhood being put behind her she married young to avoid living in yet another orphanage. As the years went forward and World Wars erupted Norma began working at a factory. While working the lines someone had taken a photo of Norma, where she was photographed with her natural brown hair colour.

It wasn’t long until Norma was discovered by well-known photographers and signed a contract with 20th Century Fox. She was stunningly beautiful and as she was placed on the cover of a magazine in regards to “Women Contributing During the Wars,” a career shortly launched.

It wasn’t  until her career took off where Norma changed her name to Marilyn Monroe, dyed her hair platinum blonde and never looked back.

She was absolutely captivating. Over the next decade, Monroe would have every audience she’d never knew she would have. With attention soaring, she managed to achieve more than a career as an actress, she became a ’50’s sex goddess; everything a woman wanted. She had a beautiful face and voluptuous body, even her curves showed a wonderful display through cocktail dresses.

Although Monroe played in various different acting roles, her most famous roles were in two shows titled “Bus Stop” and “Some Like It Hot.” By now she had become a role model and a celebrity style icon with a Golden Globe and a Golden Globe nomination for the movie “Bus Stop”. She transformed from just a beautiful young blonde to a woman with determination as she worked closely with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.

Monroe had made history and gave thousands of people hope, dedication and inspiration towards making greater achievements in the lime light of Hollywood. Well known stars like Madonna and Elton John were moved by Monroe’s great work. She left a foot print no one will be able to fill, but many are given the feeling they can and that’s what matters. 50 years later, there’s no doubt she had glamour and made a legacy. In 1962 Marilyn Monroe died in  her sleep at the age of 36. The term suicide was too controversial. 

The last few weeks of Monroe’s life was spent with photographer Bert Stern as they were shooting for the well-known magazine, Vouge. Wearing nearly nothing for this photo shoot, Vouge still continued with her cover making news to her death that year. Below are acclaimed photos of her from the shoot.

Like I mentioned – an icon. 50 years may have passed, but her name and remembrance is left standing, as we commemorate Marilyn Monroe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b0OyhDQEu8&feature=related – Youtube posting of Maryiln performing Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

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