Marilyn Monroe

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Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress and model. Famous for playing "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married for the first time at the age of sixteen. While working in a factory as part of the war effort in 1944, she met a photographer and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to two short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox (1946–47) and Columbia Pictures (1948). After a series of minor film roles... More

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Marilyn Monroe #Age #Life

Photo of Marilyn Monroe Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know you.
Marilyn Monroe #Alone

Photo of Marilyn Monroe I restore myself when I'm alone.
Marilyn Monroe #Alone

Photo of Marilyn Monroe It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone - so far.
Marilyn Monroe #Alone #Great #Men #Respect #Women

Photo of Marilyn Monroe I have noticed... that men usually leave married women alone and are inclined to treat all wives with respect. This is no great credit to married women.
Marilyn Monroe #Alone

Photo of Marilyn Monroe I am alone I am always alone no matter what.
Marilyn Monroe #Alone

Photo of Marilyn Monroe A woman can't be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can't do it by herself.
Marilyn Monroe #Alone

Photo of Marilyn Monroe I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, 'There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.' But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest.
Marilyn Monroe #Best

Photo of Marilyn Monroe One of the best things that ever happened to me is that I'm a woman. That is the way all females should feel.
Marilyn Monroe #Best

Photo of Marilyn Monroe A woman knows by intuition, or instinct, what is best for herself.
Marilyn Monroe #Business #Life #Men

Photo of Marilyn Monroe If you spend your life competing with business men, what do you have? A bank account and ulcers!
Marilyn Monroe #Business #Men

Photo of Marilyn Monroe Girls shouldn't worry about being the equal of men in the business world.
Marilyn Monroe #Change

Photo of Marilyn Monroe I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.
Marilyn Monroe #Change #Women

Photo of Marilyn Monroe A man has a tendency to accept you the way you are, while most women immediately start to pick flaws and want to change you.
Marilyn Monroe #Anniversary #Friendship #Good #Love #Marriage

Photo of Marilyn Monroe Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.
Marilyn Monroe #Famous

Photo of Marilyn Monroe I think that when you are famous every weakness is exaggerated.
Marilyn Monroe #Fear

Photo of Marilyn Monroe Fear is stupid. So are regrets.
Marilyn Monroe #God

Photo of Marilyn Monroe There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.
Marilyn Monroe #Good

Photo of Marilyn Monroe Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
Marilyn Monroe #Good

Photo of Marilyn Monroe What good is it being Marilyn Monroe? Why can't I just be an ordinary woman?
Marilyn Monroe #Good

Photo of Marilyn Monroe Fame is like caviar, you know - it's good to have caviar but not when you have it at every meal.
Marilyn Monroe #Good

Photo of Marilyn Monroe What's the good of drawing in the next breath if all you do is let it out and draw in another?
Marilyn Monroe #Good

Photo of Marilyn Monroe An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin?
Marilyn Monroe #Great

Photo of Marilyn Monroe I once wanted to prove myself by being a great actress. Now I want to prove that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll be a great actress.
Marilyn Monroe #Great

Photo of Marilyn Monroe If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them.
Marilyn Monroe #Humor

Photo of Marilyn Monroe I think I have always had a little humor.