Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortensen) was born June 1st 1926, and died August 5th 1962. She grew up in a foster home in Los Angeles with two foster parents and a brother. Her mother put her into a foster home because she wasn’t able to take care of Marilyn herself. She worked in a factory and got married at the age of 16. She was then introduced to a photographer and that was around the same time her modelling career took off. After receiving many minor film roll opportunities, she got a contract from fox in 1951. Monroe’s private life received lots of attention because of her trouble with depression and anxiety.