With her platinum blonde hair and signature red lipstick, Marilyn Monroe is easily one of the most iconic celebrities of all time, however, only a few know what the actress looked like before she was famous.
Scroll down to meet the sincere Norma Jeane Mortenson before she became Marilyn Monroe.
1. The future American actress Marilyn Monroe smiling as a 10-months old baby.
2. A young Norma Jeane Mortenson with her mother, Gladys Baker (1929)
3. Norma Jeane Mortenson at five years old (1931)
4. An adolescent Norma Jeane Mortenson staying at her Aunt Ana’s place.
5. Norma Jeane Mortenson at 14 years old.
6. A teenaged Norma Jeane Mortenson (center) at an outdoor fete with a group of friends
7. A teenaged Norma Jeane Mortenson (center) and her friends in a rowboat (1941)
8. Norma Jeane Mortenson at the zoo, with a hornbill on her arm (1941)
9. Young Norma Jeane Mortenson plays with penguins at the zoo (1941)
10. Norma Jeane Mortenson as a 15-year-old beauty queen. This would be her last year as a single woman
11. At the age of 16, Norma Jeane Mortenson married James Dougherty
12. Norma Jeane Dougherty, Bridal portrait, Age 16
13. Newlywed Norma Jeane Dougherty goes out for Chinese food with her family
14. Norma Jeane Mortenson with her husband, James Dougherty.
15. James Dougherty, now a Merchant Marine, poses with his wife outside of boot camp.
16. Norma Jeane Dougherty working at the Radioplane Munitions Factory.
17. He took this photo of her working at her post. It was the first modelling job of her life (1945)
18. Shortly after her photoshoot in the factory, she quit her job and tried modelling full time
19. One of her first modeling shots
20. Early Portrait of Norma Joane
21. Norma Jeane posing in the gardens of the Ambassador Hotel holding the Blue Book Models life ring
22. An early Blue Book Modeling Agency picture of Marilyn Monroe in a white bikini
23. Norma Jean Began at the beginning of her modeling career
24. Skiing down a sand dune at a photoshoot
25. Posing during a Blue Book modeling shoot
26. Norma Jeane Dougherty gets intimately close to another model to film an ad for hair products.
27. Norma Jeane becomes a “Sweater Girl.”
28. The Blue Book Modelling Years
29. Norma Jeane sitting with her legs out, wearing bikini
30. Norma Jeane at the pool
31. Norma Jeane poses in a swimsuit
32. A young Marilyn Monroe is a picture of joy in a white one-piece bathing suit
33. Posing for a postcard by the sea
34. The Romantic negative of Norma Jeane
35. Norma Jeane with yellow skirt
36. Yellow Skirt, Gene Hansen’s Sycamore
37. Norma Jeane in a hunting with binoculars
38. Posing with a puppy on a bicycle
39. Norma Jeane in a red bathing suit
40. Sitting on a towel, hugging her knees
source : boredpanda.com