40 Dark Secrets About Marilyn Monroe That Expose A Little-Known Side To The Iconic Starlet

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While Marilyn Monroe was known for her bombshell looks and ditzy blonde persona, she was actually a woman with more depth and intelligence than she was credited for. Behind the scenes, she also had plenty of private struggles – ones that, it seems, ultimately led to her tragic death at the age of just 36. So, precisely what secrets did the icon keep during her lifetime? And are any of the rumors about her actually true?