The woman that sparked a media frenzy whenever she stepped out the door, Marilyn Monroe is still an icon more than 50 years since her passing. A simple glimpse at these rare photos of Marilyn Monroe will reveal the charisma and beauty that turned a simple woman into an envied and desired sex symbol.
Born Norma Jeane Mortensen in June 1st, 1926 Marilyn Monroe began her fascination with movie stars from a young age, when her guardian took her to movies and allowed her to play with makeup and curl her hair. The hard life she endured seemed to have driven the young Norma Jean to show off her sexuality, first in the modeling industry and then on screen when she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe to have a not so common resonance.
A look at these rare photos of Marilyn Monroe will reveal the beauty of the woman that made curves sexy, blonde hair and red lips iconic.
Marilyn Monroe at the age of 23, presenting Photoplay Magazine's 'Dream House' contest winner Virginia McAllister with a key to her new home in Warrenburg, New York, in June 1949.
Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and a very glamorous Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of 'How to Marry a Millionaire'. Apparently, Mr. Bogart was taking a glimpse at Marilyn's decolletage while she was laughing and smiling for the camera.