10 Fun Facts about Marilyn Monroe ...

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Marilyn Monroe is the most famous sex symbol of all time, but there are some facts about Marilyn Monroe that not everyone knows.2

She is known across the world as being the original blonde bombshell.

With her incredible tumultuous and gossip-worthy life, you never know what interesting facts about Marilyn Monroe are hiding in the life of the incredible legend.

1. Her Real Name Isn't Marilyn

Of all the facts about Marilyn Monroe, this one might be the most surprising.

On June 1, 1926, Norma Jean Mortenson was born in Los Angeles.2

Norma would go on to change her name to, you guessed it, Marilyn Monroe.

She legally changed her name in March 1956 and that's when the legend was born.

2. She Was Always with Her Acting Coach

Marilyn’s first acting coach, Natasha Lytess, was with her for 6 years and worked with her on 22 different films.

It was very rare for Marilyn to be without her acting coach and she played a large role in Marilyn’s life.2

Marilyn was dedicated to being taken seriously as an actress, and her acting coach was an important part of that.

3. Joe DiMaggio Never Stopped Loving Her

Although her second marriage to baseball legend Joe DiMaggio only lasted about a year, after her death he sent roses to her grave three times a week, every week, for 20 years.

The love DiMaggio had for Marilyn didn’t end with the end of their marriage.

This is one of the many facts about Marilyn Monroe that proves her affect on the men around her.

DiMaggio was so infatuated with Marilyn that even after her death, he continued to express his love for her.

4. She Loved Yoga

Long before yoga was the hot way to get in shape, Marilyn Monroe was working on her downward dog.

Yoga was basically unknown in the '40s and '50s, but Marilyn knew that it was a great way to stay in shape.

Maybe that is how she got those amazing memorable curves that she is famous for?

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