Things you probably didn't know about Marilyn Monroe
The icon passed away on August 4, 1962
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When you think of Marilyn Monroe, you probably imagine short blonde curls, full red lips, that dazzling smile, one of her many iconic outfits, and a sultry look in her eyes. But not many can imagine the Norma Jeane Mortenson she was born as, or the hard-working actress behind the sex symbol she became.
From her complicated relationship with her mother, to working in a munitions factory and getting her start modeling, to her explosive career in Hollywood, several famous marriages, and her gentle yet unsettled demeanor, click through to see the legendary star like you've never seen her before.
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