Inspiring, Empowering Marilyn Monroe Quotes
Marilyn Monroe was a classic beauty who more than embodied the feminine siren, she invented it! Her life story was a mix of magical to tragic. Monroe powered her way to the top of Hollywood in the 1950’s and 1960’s with an uncanny wit, charm, personality and, of course, stunning looks. Sadly, fame and pressure took her on a spiraling downward path that ended in a drug overdose in 1962 at the tinder age of just 36.
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jean Mortenson in Los Angeles, California on June 1, 1926. Her mother was emotionally unstable and quite often confined to a mental asylum. As a result, Norma Jean was raised by foster parents and in an orphanage. At the age of just 16, she married a co-worker in an aircraft factory, but this relationship ended in divorce a few years later. She took up modeling in 1944 and in 1946 signed a short-term contract with 20th Century Fox, where she took on the screen name Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn had a few bit parts and then returned to modeling, posing nude for a calendar in 1949. The blonde bombshell’s acting career took off in the early 1950’s thanks to successive performances in Love Nest (1951), Monkey Business (1952), and Niagara (1953).
Famous for her voluptuousness and provocative charm, she won worldwide fame for her sex-symbol roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954), and The Seven-Year Itch (1955). Here we share some of the most famous and inspiring Marilyn Monroe quotes. Enjoy.
“Women Who Seek To Be Equal With Men Lack Ambition.”
– Marilyn Monroe (PenelopesOasis)
“Being Normal is Boring.”
– Marilyn Monroe (picmonkey.com)
Marilyn Monroe Quotes
“Nothing Lasts Forever. So Live It Up, Drink It Down, Laugh It Off, Avoid the Drama, Take Chances and Never Have Regrets Because at One Point Everything You Did Was Exactly What You Wanted.”
– Marilyn Monroe (BuzzFeed)
“I’m Selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I Make Mistakes. I am Out of Control and at Times Hard to Handle. But if You Can’t Handle Me at My Worst, then You Sure as Hell Don’t Deserve Me at My Best.”
– Marilyn Monroe (SheKnows)
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