Marilyn Monroe née le 1er Juin 1926 a Los Angeles, elle se destine initialement au mannequinat avant d'être repérée par Ben Lyon et de signer son premier contrat avec la 20th Century Fox en août 1946. Au début des années 1950, elle accède au statut de star hollywoodienne et à celui de sex-symbol. Elle reçois un Golden Globe pour Certains l'aiment chaud (1959) de la meilleure actrice dans une comédie en 1960.
En dépit de son immense notoriété, sa vie privée est un échec et sa carrière la laisse insatisfaite. Les causes de sa mort à 36 ans demeurent l'objet de vives spéculations (suicide, surdose de barbituriques ou assassinat politique), contribuant à son statut Mythe.
Compte officiel : @marilynmonroe
- "I used to get the feeling, and sometimes I still get it, that I was fooling somebody – I don't know who or what – maybe myself. I have feelings some days when there are scenes with a lot of responsibility, and I'll wish, gee, if only I would have been a cleaning woman." Quote by #marilynmonroe and photo at the premiere of 'Some Like It Hot' (March, 1959).
[Joan Crawford on Greta Garbo]
“To this day I deplore the fact that she is unable to share herself with the world. What a waste! . . . If only she hadn't been so afraid, she wouldn't today be a lonely stranger on Fifth Avenue, fleeing before recognition.”
Marilyn and Ben Lyon. It’s inscribed by Marilyn to Lyon: “Dear Ben, You found me, named me and believed in me when no one else did. My thanks and love forever. Marilyn’
According to biographer Spoto; Lyon thought there were too many possible pronunciations of “Dougherty,” the surname of her soon-to-be ex-husband. The 20-year-old model — who was born Norma Jeane Mortenson and later baptized Norma Jeane Baker — suggested Monroe, another surname on the mother’s side of the family, while Lyon came up with Marilyn because she reminded him of Marilyn Miller, the Ziegfeld Follies Broadway musical star who starred with him and W.C. Fields in Her Majesty, Love. (Miller and Lyon were also thought to have been romantically involved at one point ) It would be apt that the two performers would share the same name, in more ways than one. Spoto points out that not only were they similar on the surface — both blonde in appearance — but also because they both had complicated personal lives, including failed marriages.”- Credit: Everlasting Star Blog