Marilyn Monroe has remained one of Hollywood's most popular figures throughout the years, despite whether or not the person has ever seen her films before.
Monroe was Norma Jeane first and foremost, although she was talented and beautiful as a picture, the legendary blonde was equally insecure and anxious. The actress was not the fragile person people stereotyped her as, although she was rather fierce and strong-willed.
Beautiful?Yes, But Undeniably Talented Too
Marilyn's unusual beauty is instantly recognisable even today. Her impact on pop culture is extensive, which has pushed her to be a major figure long after her passing. However, her often undervalued talents were also a big part of who she was.
Marilyn's appearances were not all there was to her, and she was a fantastic actress than most people gave her credit for. Although she sometimes lacked confidence in her abilities, Monroe was extremely dedicated and constantly striving for excellence as both an actress and an artist.
From Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) to Some Like It Hot (1959), Monroe has gotten a laugh out of fans a great many times. Due to the high demand from the film industry, she often had to stick to the dumb blonde characters.
Although Marilyn would never be able to take on roles that fully exemplified her acting potential, there is no doubt that her comedic abilities were invaluable, particularly when it came to satirizing society. For instance, during a conversation in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, one of the characters says, "You aren't as dumb as they tell me," to which Marilyn's character replies, "I can be smart when I want to be."
Powerful and Determined
Monroe was raised in a dismal environment. Not only did she have a poor childhood, but she also found herself locked in an unfulfilling marriage later in life. Part of what makes Marilyn so inspiring is the way her genuine essence and kindness remained constant throughout her difficult, beaten life. She has donated to many orphanages and organizations throughout her life.
Marilyn was a powerful and determined person who never gave up the desire to make her life more fulfilling despite the worst of odds. She is well-known today for her perseverance, determination, the way she always fought for her dreams, and everything she accomplished.
Constantly Pushing Boundaries
Monroe often went against the grain, often breaking stereotypes. One of the greatest examples of her revolutionary acts was when she founded Marilyn Monroe Productions after breaking her contract with Twentieth Century Fox. In an era where women were supposed to know their place, Marilyn baffled Hollywood by becoming the first woman to start her own production company since Mary Pickford.
The blonde bombshell campaigned for her rights, as well as the rights of others, at the Mocambo nightclub near the start of her career. Other Black entertainers, including Eartha Kitt and Herb Jeffries, had previously performed at the club. In the end, Fitzgerald never had to play a small jazz club again.
Norma Jeane was one of the most well-read women in the Western Hemisphere. Marilyn Monroe was her major role. Rumored to have an I.Q. of 168 (while there are no reliable sources), Marilyn (Norma) was extremely intelligent. Although she was not formally educated, she was nonetheless very beautiful. Jane Russell described her as very shy and very sweet, as well as far more intelligent than others gave her credit for.
Marilyn's hobbies included taking drama lessons with legendary coach Constance Collier, attending poetry readings, and reading James Joyce.
Tough as Nails
Marilyn's fortune and irreversible fame appeared to be her greatest accomplishment to the general public, but those turned out to be the things that slowly tore her apart in the end. Although Norma strived to make a better life for herself, which she certainly did for a while, the pressure to constantly act like her alter-ego took its toll on her working life, and everything else began to crumble since.
Marilyn lived a difficult life, successfully fighting her employers for artistic freedom, equal pay, and respectful working conditions. Despite everything she faced, she never gave up kindness and compassion toward others, which is exactly what makes her an amazing role model.