12 absolutely incredible things you never know about Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe will never stop to be a fashion icon and the embodiment of amazing femininity and beauty. Still, everybody focuses on her famous life and death, very few things about her private life being known. It is time to make some light in this case and bring to the surface stunning facts very few people know about. Here are the things tabloids never mentioned about Marilyn Monroe. To your knowledge, her real name was entirely different than what you know. As many celebrities back in the days, she also changed her name to a stage one. So don’t go anywhere and find out what Marilyn Monroe’s real name was, among other interesting aspects.

#1.       Prior to being a celebrity, Marilyn Monroe worked in an aircraft factory

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Marilyn was not born famous. She started her life in a very modest way, as a worker in one of the plane factories opened during the World War II. She first occupied the positions of parachute inspector, checking out how these were manufactured. Then went on to being an aircraft parts spray painter. Not the exciting life everyone thought she had for always.

#2.       She was discovered in a military drone factory

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As you might thing, she never really auditioned for anything. Chance made that a photographer visited the military drone factory Marilyn was working in and believed the young girl has a huge potential as a model. Thus, he took some photos of her and set an audition for Norma Jeane Mortenson, the real name of Marilyn Monroe. She would eventually change it to the one everybody knows today. Not a very attractive name, nor the best location to start a celebrity life, but it appears that faith set everything up for Marilyn.

#3.       She was the first cover girl for the famous Playboy Magazine

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Yes, she started the Playmate trend, appearing on the first number of the Playboy Magazine. It all happened in 1949. She got only $50 for the cover picture and helped well-known Hugh Hefner start his multimillionaire empire.

#4.       Marilyn was awful about keeping lines in mind

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Even though everybody knows her as an actress, Marilyn had significant issues with bearing in mind the lines for her roles. Amazingly, but a simple line, which even a toddler could remember, like “It’s me honey” from the “Some like it hot” movie, took Marilyn about 60 takes to get it right. You never expect this, did you?

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