Monroe was born, Norma Jeane Mortenson in June 1926. Her father is unknown and she was baptized as Norma Jeane Baker. He spent years in the orphanage because of his family situation.
Monroe married Jimmy Dougherty in 1942. When her husband left her for the South Pacific to fight in World War II, she joined a local munitions factory in Burbank, California. It was here that Marilyn got her first big change. Photographer David Conover is covering an ammunition factory to show women at work. She was impressed by the natural and photogenic beauty of Norma, and she wore it in many of her photo sessions. This allowed her to start a career as a model and she soon appeared on the front of many magazine covers.
1946 was a very important year for Marilyn, she divorced her young husband and changed her name from Norma Baker to the more glamorous Marilyn Monroe. She took drama lessons and got her first film contract with Twentieth Century Fox. His first few films were not very well known, but he landed more prominent roles in films such as All About Eve then Gentleman, Niagara and Prefer Blondes and How to marry A Millionaire.