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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Marilyn Monroe



We’ve all heard of Marilyn Monroe. Despite her dying in the early 60’s, she’s still considered to be an icon today, and thousands of people are still inspired by her style.


Despite her being in the public eye for most of her life, here’s a few things you probably didn’t know about Marilyn Monroe.



Her Real Name
Despite everyone knowing her as Marilyn Monroe, her real name was Norma Jeane Mortenson.


She Had Plastic Surgery
Medical notes have been found that prove that Marilyn had two small surgeries done – one to her chin and one to the tip of her nose.



Playboy Only Paid Her $50
Considering she was probably the most famous and iconic person to ever be in Playboy, the $50 seems like a bargain, right? I mean, even if you take inflation into account, that photoshoot was almost free.


She Loved Dogs
I mean, who doesn’t? Dogs are awesome!


Her White Dress Sold For Millions
Her famous white dress is probably one of the most expensive pieces of clothings in the world, being auctioned off for 4.6 million dollars.



She Had An Arranged Marriage
She married her neighbor at the age of 16 to avoid getting sent to an orphanage. I guess that’s a pretty decent reason, right?


She Had A Stutter
While her stutter wasn’t severe, her soft manner of speaking was actually something she did to prevent it.



She Loved to Read
She actually had a collection of over 400 books, some of them even being quite exclusive first editions. She loved reading Freud, among others, and loved surrounding herself with clever people.