These Rare Photos Shed A New Light On Marilyn Monroe’s Life Before She Was Transformed By Fame

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Before Marilyn Monroe was the icon she is today, she was a girl called Norma Jeane Baker. The first decade or so of her life progressed in much the same way as other girls’ lives during that era – childhood and then marriage. Monroe was barely 16 years old when she wed for the first time. And she apparently did it more out of desperation than anything else.

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