Marilyn Monroe is perhaps the most celebrated among all the Hollywood beauty icons. The shortest possible description of her iconic beauty and fame like her short life is that her life was the most volatile and yet her charm as a Hollywood beauty icon was ever lasting!
For a few people like Marilyn Monroe, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that their charm sustains even when their souls evaporate. Marilyn Monroe lived a short life that though was not happy and juicy at its personal edge yet her fame was such a legacy that keeps on exciting fans even today!
The blond beauty was born in 1926 in a charity hospital near Los Angeles. Norma Jeane Mortenson – Marilyn Monroe – had almost no family member. Her mother was a psycho patient while her father had left them before her birth. The poor soul had almost no childhood, as she spent most of her early years at different orphanages. Marilyn Monroe got married at the age of 16. By then nobody knew that the girl would emerge as a future legendary Hollywood beauty icon.
The stunning brunette luckily was noticed by a photographer in 1945, after which she captured dozens of fashion magazine covers and became quite a successful model. After a screen test with 20th Century Fox, suddenly film directors, studio executives and photographers recognised her alluring beauty and acting talents. By the end of 1946, she had emerged as the Hollywood beauty icon. The most alluring, fascinating, glamorous Hollywood beauty icon got famous for her blond hair, sharp features, voluptuous figure and sex appeal.
The next decade was all Marilyn Monroe’s. She ruled the industry and captivated multitude of audiences through her several comic and dramatic performances. Her hair became a platinum shade of blond and she reached the peak of fame with her light comic appearance in “How to Marry a Millionaire”, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, “The Seven – Year Itch” and “ Some Like It Hot”.
Marilyn Monroe – The ever green beauty icon – received bundles of appreciating comments by all of her co stars, directors and critics of that time. She worked with Marlon Brando and Lee Strasberg who referred to her among the two students who stand out among hundreds and hundreds. In 1956, The New York Times film critic – Bosley Crowther mentioned Marilyn Monroe in one of his famous quotes, saying
“Hold onto your chairs, everybody, and get set for a rattling surprise! Marilyn Monroe has finally proved herself an actress in Bus Stop. She and the picture are well.”
Marilyn Monroe got nominated for the Golden Globe award for her performance in Bus Stop, while she actually got the Golden Globe award for Some Like It Hot.
The ever fresh Hollywood beauty icon – Marilyn Monroe – lived just for 36 years, and died suddenly in 1962 in Brentwood. She was found dead at her newly decorated home. Her death was a mystery. Some reported it to be a suicide while others claimed it to be a murder.
Regardless of all the controversies related to her death and her personal history, her achievements and contributions to the Hollywood film industry were not less than an inspiration for all. She inspired musicians and artists like Madonna and many others. Her iconic beauty, her glamorous appeal and her voluptuous figure still have a mesmerizing effect. Though she is no more physically, yet her magical charm prevails, making her a true Hollywood beauty icon!