Sex symbol, icon and Hollywood superstar, Marilyn Monroe is one of the most recognizable faces of all time, but life wasn’t all glitz and glamor for this troubled starlet. Here we show you some rarely seen photos of the legend in her home and working life before her untimely end at the age of just 36-years-old.
Born Norma Jeane Baker, this baby photo shows the star as a happy, smiling child. Norma Jeane never knew her father, and although her surname was Baker, her mother had separated from husband John Newton Baker years before Norma was born and the identity of her father was never known. She also did not know her mother had a family with her first husband until she was 12-years-old and would not meet her half-sister until adulthood.