Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jean Baker on June 1, 1926. Marilyn started out modeling before being signed with Twentieth Century Fox which is when she changed her name from Norma to Marilyn at the suggestion of the studio. She was truly glamorous and talented which is often overlooked.
I've loved Marilyn since I was a little girl. I adore her movies and her style. Her story is a very sad on but in my opinion, despite all her troubles, I believe her to be a not only a great lady but an inspirational one as well. I think Elton John's song "Candle in the Wind" captured her perfectly.
Marilyn will be loved and admired forever.
RIP Marilyn Monroe: 1926-1962