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Introduction: Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic actresses of all time and is a cultural icon.

She is one of the most popular actresses of all time and is a cultural icon. Marilyn Monroe’s life was not always as perfect as it seemed. She suffered from many personal problems in her life, struggling with domestic violence, anxiety, and depression. She often felt like the victim in her own life. According to Dr. James Simpson (1996), Marilyn Monroe was never a victim seven ways she was: sexually assaulted, physically abused, abandoned by her mother and father, raped by her husband and other men, traumatized by staring into the face of her own death. However, one person paid the ultimate price for Monroe’s troubles: She died at the age of 36. According to Dr. Christopher Siegel (2004), many of us still remember an era when Marilyn Monroe as an actress represented more than just a beautiful face and body. Marilyn Monroe was a symbol of a woman’s power, which gave us the inspiration to go after what we really want for ourselves. She acted as a source of encouragement for women who are fighting their own battles as well as those around them.

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Marilyn Monroe’s Role in Society

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic and influential women in American History. She starred in a series of hit movies, influencing how women were portrayed on film. She played seven very different characters: The innocent country girl, lonely housewife, beautiful blonde seductress, shy townie, sexy bombshell, poor girl with a secret, and the obsessed blonde. She played each of these roles with different levels of success. Her characters emotions ranged from sadness, anger, happiness, and envy. She was the first bombshell to ever be taken seriously by men. Her looks were sought out by nearly every man during her time. Her beauty was incomparable to any other actress of her time. Her amazing acting ability made her one of the most sought after actresses of all time (Woodward). Not only did she influence and inspire women through her film roles, but she inspired many men as well. She was a very complex person with a tragic life and it is this complexity that has been the inspiration for many people since her death in 1962.

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1. Marilyn Monroe Was Always In Control Of Her Own Body And Image

Marion Arthur Monroe was born on May 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California. Her parents were struggling actors named Arthur and Gladys Monroe. Her father was often away working on film sets, leaving her mother to raise her younger brother and sister on her own. She grew up without much supervision at home and would enjoy playing with boys as a child; she often played cowboys or cowgirls. Gladys was a very independent woman and made many sacrifices for her children. She always brought home stray animals so that the family could adopt them. This is how Marilyn ended up with stray dogs, cats, and even a raccoon named Rebecca. Marilyn often talked about how her mother would never make her feel left out or left behind. This would be an important lesson to take with her throughout the rest of her life.
When Marion was a child, she was attending an exclusive school for girls. Factories were all around, so they had to move every two years to avoid living near one of these factories. As a result, she often felt like an outsider in her new setting. She was always the new girl that people had to get to know. Because of this, she often felt left out and isolated, even at school. This made her rebel by being cruel and rude to other girls as well as teachers. She also spent a lot of time sleeping in class. She would do anything to get out of doing schoolwork during her short stay at each school.

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2. Marilyn Monroe Did Not Allow Anyone To Define Who She Was

Marilyn Monroe is best remembered for her bombshell persona. She was a sex symbol for her time, with her famous figure, natural beauty, and long blonde hair. She was known throughout the world for how beautiful she was; however, she didn’t let this define who she was. She was an independent, powerful woman who was able to do whatever she wanted. She thought of herself as a woman who could do anything and had little value in the eyes of men because of this.
She was born Norma Jean Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California . Her mother, Gladys Monroe , remarried to a man named John Arthur Mongomery. Marilyn grew up with her stepfather and stepbrothers. They never understood her love for acting, as they thought she would make a good nurse or a teacher. Her mother encouraged her to play musical instruments as well as sing. She was able to sing and play piano and violin when she was very young. Her mother died at age of 36 from a lobar pneumonia, which Marilyn contracted from her. They were very close and this deeply effected Marilyn. After her mother’s death, she went to live with her father and stepmother, where she was treated like a maid. She was an unwanted child and stepdaughter in this household.
She moved in with her aunt and uncle before attending Van Nuys High School. Marilyn’s aunt let her hang out with the boys and she began a romance with a neighbor boy and was seen as a bad influence to his sister. Although Marilyn claimed she had a relationship with this boy, it’s unclear if it was actually true.

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3. Marilyn Monroe Used Feminism To Her Advantage

Marilyn Monroe became a feminist because she felt women had the right to decide who they wanted to be, and how they were treated. She believed that women should be able to be treated as equals, despite being weaker than men. She often said, “He can do anything better than me.” This made her feel like her worth was less than other people’s and she struggled with this feeling. She wanted to be treated equally and as a woman she felt inferior. In order to get ahead and get the guy of her dreams she had to work hard. She worked exceedingly hard in front of and behind the camera.
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles California. She was born to Gladys Baker Mortenson and an unknown father. Her parents were divorced when she was very young and her mother moved away with Norma Jeane (Jezebel). When Norma Jeane was 7 years old she was raped by a neighbor. At the age of 16 her mother sent her to live with her powerful, wealthy and well-educated paternal grandparents, Grace and Erwin Monroe. She was able to be educated from some of the best schools through their connections. Grace and Erwin looked after her very well during this time.

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