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‘She said what?!’

a new item to meappropriatestyle

featuring statements from outspoken women:

opinions, outlooks, observations

which they were more than willing to share.


She was born on 1 June 1926.

At birth she was given the name Norma Jeane Mortensen.


She never knew her father.

Her mother suffered from mental illness.

As a result of these unfortunate circumstances,

she spent much of her childhood in foster care.

Raped at the age of eleven, a high school drop-out at fifteen

and desperate to escape a childcare system,

which was anything but-

she wed her boyfriend at the age of sixteen.

At twenty, she was divorced


She signed her first movie contract in 1946-

the same year of her divorce.

She dyed her hair blonde and styled herself “Marilyn Monroe

She would go on to study acting under Lee Strasberg,

at the prestigious Actors’ Studio.

She would become an international movie star.

She was known for her breathy voice,  screen sex appeal and curvaceous figure.

She married baseball great Joe DiMaggio –

a marriage which lasted only nine months.

She wed famed playwright Arthur Miller-

a marriage which lasted five years.

She was known to have an offbeat sense of humour

and a lively, sharp wit.

Many famous quotes on life, men and career are attributed to her.

(image from quotesvalley.com):

Marilyn Monroe

“She said what?!” :

she said what?! quote by marilyn monroe on female/male equality

On 5 August 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead at her Los Angeles home-

the cause of death was ruled as a drug overdose.

She was thirty-six years old.