These Rare Photographs Shed A New Light On Marilyn Monroe’s Life

Before Marilyn Monroe became one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars, she was a regular girl called Norma Jeane Mortenson. Back then, she had brown, curly hair, and her prospects looked much the same as those of many other young women of the era: get married, be a housewife and have a family. And, in fact, the future actress was barely 16 years old when she wed for the first time – although this move may have been made more out of desperation than anything else.