Marilyn Monroe’s life was rich in events. Her career in cinema has become truly turbulent, among her lovers were celebrities, yet she did not hide her loneliness. Now the life of the great actress is well known, she seems tragic. But there were Marilyn Monroe and her secrets, which her friends continue to hide, traces of which are found in personal things.
Native Norma Jean Baker grew up in a family without a father. In a modest neighbor girl, no one could see the future world sex symbol. Already the first films of the actress “The Choristers” and “All About Eve” made Marilyn popular.
But in the 1950s everyone was interested not in her work, but in her personal life. Then suddenly the actress receives a dog from Frank Sinatra as a present, or suddenly flies unexpectedly to New York to congratulate President Kennedy on his birthday.
It is now clear that the best role of the actress was her own life. She was brighter and more interesting than all of her characters. A sudden and contradictory death gave birth to many mysteries and investigations. The press and fans tried to uncover the main secret of Marilyn Monroe.
Against the background of this turmoil no one else was interested in the other secrets of the actress. Her friends and colleagues in Hollywood managed to keep these secrets for many years. Yes, and personal letters, diaries and accounts of the actress for a long time remained hidden from the public. What we learned about her recently, shows that Monroe was an intelligent person, suffering and willing to share with the public all that she has. Some of the secrets of the great actress, we’ll talk.
Mother Marilyn tried to kill her.
All her life Marilyn told a terrible story about her childhood. The first memory of her life was the way her mother tried to strangle her. The child lay in bed, and the mother with a pillow wanted to kill the girl. It is not known what moved Mrs. Baker, and whether it was all really. The fact remains that Marilyn was later taken away from her own mother and sent to an orphanage. The woman has always been afraid that she can be transferred to her mother’s mental illness, that it is possible to get into the hospital. And somehow Marilyn even herself went to a psychiatric hospital. But that experience was so unpleasant and unsuccessful that it only reinforced the fear of insanity.
Marilyn worked in the factory.
Before appearing in Hollywood and becoming famous all over the world, Marilyn was an ordinary girl without family and money. She changed several orphanages, until at the age of 15 the girl was not expelled from school at all. Then she decided to start an adult life by marrying her beloved boyfriend Jimmy Daugherty. Marilyn thought it would be better for her. But the young man went to swim, becoming a sailor of the merchant marine. Marilyn got a job at an aircraft factory, but it was not that cozy family life she wanted. True, it was at the production and there was a fateful meeting with photographer David Konover. He did propagandistic pictures of working American women. A couple of months Marilyn was already in Hollywood. And when Jimmy returned home, his wife was already a star, changing his name.
Producers wanted their star to be the most natural, classic American beauty. And Marilyn was like that, until the 1950s. Then the woman underwent two plastic surgeries, correcting her nose and chin. It was required to achieve the desired image, invented specifically for Marilyn. The star was supposed to be a stupid and naive blonde. It was corrected initially wrong taste, stylists picked up the wardrobe, worked on beauty and beauticians. So finally formed the image that appeared in front of the audience in 1953 in the film “Niagara.” In those years, cosmetic surgery was not so common as today in Hollywood. Marilyn had to go to clinics under false names, so that no one would know about her secret.All her life, the actress suffered from low self-esteem and anxiety. She often locked herself in the dressing room for hours, skipping the shots. But never again did Monroe resort to the services of plastic surgeons.
Marble balls in bras.
Marilyn Monroe became famous in many ways for her sexual figure. The woman put a lot of effort to keep the body in good shape. She paid particular attention to the bust. Afraid of losing the shape of the breast, the woman even put on a bra at night. So she struggled with sagging. Piquancy of her breast Marilyn learned to attach, sewing in bras marble balls. And when they were not at hand, she simply sewed several small buttons, achieving the same effect.
Puff on the face.
Every day the actress began with the fact that she applied a huge amount of creams and powders to her face. They had to improve the appearance of the actress in the frame. The effect of the funds was indeed what was noted by partners on the set. But the woman had to impose a thick layer of Vaseline and cream with hormones several times a day. As a result, on the face of the actress began to grow pushkovye hair. She herself believed that thanks to them the skin perfectly grasp the light of the lamps. But photographers had to adapt to this appearance, using special lenses or lighting. The fact is that the actress’s face seemed to radiate light. And although many asked Monroe to shave her fleece hair, she flatly refused to do it. Actress jokingly boasted that of all Hollywood actresses she has the most magnificent beard.
Despite her frivolous image, Marilyn Monroe was not at all like that in life. She was very fond of reading, and her personal library numbered more than 400 books. There was fantasy, and biographies of people, personal diaries of Monroe herself. The books helped the actress fight against insomnia. She considered them to be her personal refuge. And with the help of diaries a woman shared her confused feelings with the paper. Among the books of Monroe there was a place for complex works: the three volumes of “Life and creations of Sigmund Freud”, “Ulysses” by James Joyce.
The famous scene as an excuse for a divorce.
Classical for the actress’s work was the scene over the sewer grid in New York. The airflow from below raised the woman’s dress. During the filming, no one could think that this would affect the personal life of Marilyn and lay the foundation for a divorce. The second actress’s husband was the baseball player Joe DiMaggio, who was present at this moment on the set of “Seven Year Itch”. He was angered by the behavior of the director, who wanted to take a few takes of the stage over the grille. A jealous husband could not bear the fact that his wife shows the whole world her underwear. Filming turned into a quarrel, the conflict with DiMagio continued. My husband did not like how Monroe’s career and the way of her life are built.
And although the actress did not have a stable family, her home, she herself dreamed of children and her nest. She was married three times, but she was able to conceive only with her third husband, Arthur Miller. Unfortunately, she could not bear children – all three pregnancies ended in miscarriages. The actress tried at least somehow to quench her maternal instinct with the children of Arthur, Bobby and Jane. She wrote good letters to them, gave pets and taught life.
Despite the status of the star, it was not easy to work with Marilyn’s partners and directors. And this despite the fact that she was serious about the matter, with all devotion. The actress did not allow herself to joke and laugh, as did the rest. But at the same time she extremely badly remembered her cues, despite all her reading. Sometimes it was required to do 60 takes to shoot the scene. The main star constantly confused her words or completely forgot them.
To work in the nude.
Once Marilyn Monroe came to the shooting of her last film “Something must happen” naked.Under the scenario, the actress had to swim in the pool in a flesh-colored bathrobe, but the woman decided to do without it. Delays in filming because of constant late actresses cost thousands of dollars. Then Monroe decided to compensate for the expenses of the producers, appearing on the nude screens. And she made sure that this story became known to the audience. The actress even invited photographers and journalists to the set to shoot a piquant scene. So Marilyn tried to prove first of all to herself that she is in great shape and has retained an attractive figure, as well as her multifacetedness and ability to keep the public’s interest to herself. At this time in the same studio in “Cleopatra” was filmed Elizabeth Taylor. Her fee exceeded Monroe’s salary by 10 times. So she decided to show Hollywood who is the main beauty.