Marilyn Monroe was born with the name Norma Jean Mortensen
Because of that the father´s identity was never found, she changed it to her mother´s, last name Baker.
Monroe was her mother`s maiden name.
Her career in front of the camera began when she was discovered working on the assembly line at Radioplane.
Marilyn was athletic. In the early Forties, she studied weightlifting with a former Olympic champion.
Marilyn was named “The Most Advertised Girl in the World” by the Advertising Association in 1953.
Marilyn’s intervention got Ella Fitzgerald her first major engagement at a Los Angeles nightclub.
Marilyn convinced the management to let Fitzgerald play by promising to sit in the front row for a week.
For 20 years after Marilyn Monroe’s death, Joe DiMaggio arranged to have roses sent to her crypt three times a week