Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) Model, actress, singer and arguably one of the most famous women of the twentieth century.Monroe has become an iconic representative of fame and female beauty.
The marriage was sometimes referred to, rather unkindly, as “Egghead Weds Hourglass”.
“When you’re famous you kind of run into human nature in a raw kind of way. People you run into feel that, well, who does she think she is, Marilyn Monroe?
They feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, of any kind of nature — and it won’t hurt your feelings — like it’s happening to your clothes not you.” – Marilyn Monroe (A Life of the Actress, 1993) In 1954, she married baseball star Joe Di Maggio, a friend of over two years.
Her mother was Gladys Pearl Baker (née Monroe, 1902–84) Her father was unknown and she was baptised as Norma Jeane Baker.
Her mother Gladys had a turbulent mental state and struggled to cope with bringing up her children.