10 Interesting Facts about Marilyn Monroe!

Norma Jeane Mortenson, better known as Marilyn Monroe, has a long history of assuming many names throughout her life.

Like many other stars of the day, Monroe got her signature platinum blonde hair by having it bottle-born.

Throughout her career, Monroe pushed for her prospects and was eager to learn about the ins and outs of the movie business.

Monroe had a difficult time signing a long-term deal. It took her three years to win a seven-year deal with 20th Century Fox after appearing in tiny parts with both the studio and Columbia Pictures prior to that.

Despite her reputation as a sex bomb, Monroe embraced it and refused to hide from it.

When she was a rising star, she took on the strong men she had to deal with, and she shed light on the dangerous circumstances women had to suffer in order to pursue a career in the film industry.

In spite of her popularity, Monroe continued to look for roles that would allow her to develop as an actress.

When it came to politics, Marilyn Monroe was a fervent supporter.

But even though she was a household name, Marilyn's fame didn't always translate into a big payday.

Monroe moved to New York City despite threats from Fox's legal teams and studio chief Daryl Zanuck.