Comparison Of Marilyn Monroe And Audrey Hepburn

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Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, two of the most iconic women from the entertainment industry in the 1950’s, have been able to stay relevant for decades. Despite the fact that these two women looked and acted completely different, their road to success was very similar. After everything they went through from their rough childhood, modeling to film careers, rocky relationships, miscarriages, and career achievements they managed to become two of the most famous actresses and paved the road for other women who were inspired by them.
On June 1st, 1926 Norma Jean Mortenson was born in Los Angeles. Norma would eventually change her name to Marilyn Monroe in the year 1946. Marilyn’s mother Gladys Pearl Baker decided to give her daughter to a foster family due to many health and financial issues. Marilyn’s father was absent and she never knew who he was. Gladys visited Marilyn often and eventually took her back in 1933 even though Marilyn’s foster parents had a desire to adopt her. After several months with Marilyn, Gladys was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was committed into a hospital. Gladys never recovered and stayed in and out of hospitals the remainder of her life. For the next several years Marilyn lived with many foster families. During this time Marilyn was sexually abused and became very shy. She spent some time in an orphanage and the staff urged Gladys’ friend Grace McKee Goddard to take her in. Grace became her legal guardian in 1936 and took her in to

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