Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, Monroe had a really tough childhood. He moved from one foster home to another, going through traumatic experiences in almost all of them. She was sexually abused and even began to develop a stutter. Monroe got married at the age of sixteen, but that did not bring her happiness too.
Everything changed in 1944 when Monroe worked in a military factory where he was introduced to a photographer from the First Unit of Films of the Air Force of the Army of the United States. This relationship propelled Marilyn’s pin-up model career, and the work eventually led to movie deals with Twentieth Century Fox and Columbia Pictures.
She soon became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood and was instantly recognizable, but a girl with problems was still hiding under fame. Monroe committed suicide in 1962. She is remembered as an icon of popular culture and a sexual symbol, however, most forget her problematic roots when she was a normal girl in the neighborhood. Scroll down to meet sincere Norma Jeane Mortenson before becoming Marilyn Monroe.