Marilyn Monroe Pros And Cons

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Norma Jeane Mortenson: Marilyn Monroe in the Making Marilyn Monroe is considered to be one of the biggest movie goddesses, and prime sex symbols to be alive in her time. Yet, she also wished to be known as more than just a pretty face, but as a serious, talented actress (Owings). She was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California with the name of Norma Jeane Mortenson and had endured a difficult childhood growing up. Despite living in an orphanage, and her mother Gladys Baker in and out of her life, Monroe managed to out weight the cons with the pros (Porter). Though having endured such hard times, Marilyn Monroe took her “hard knock” life and turned it around causing her to boom in the 1950s changing the outlook of the world. Due…show more content…
Marilyn herself was a struggling starlet who had big dreams. She worked hard to attain her goals, even if it meant that she had to go without eating to spend every dime she made on classes to get her a “big break” in movies. She even showed a single minded dedication and much ambition to make something of herself and do it all on her own without the help of “filthy rich” business men who would rather her body than what she has to offer as an actress or a model (Winder). Monroe not only endured the struggles of determination but during this time she even showed kind heartedness and made anonymous donations to several different organizations and always made time for children. She was not like others who allowed the fame to get to their heads. She always made sure to take time and do the right things because she knew that everyone struggled with different issues and she did not want others feeling alone. She knew exactly what it was like to have nothing and struggled for the longest and wanted to stand up for what she believed in (Porter). Marilyn wanted nothing but the best for everybody and equal rights, so every chance that she got she took and stood up for what she believed in. Another one of Marilyn’s greatest assets to the world was that she stood up for her right as a woman and for everyone else as well. This caused a major impact on the world,
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