Many young girls dream of growing up to become an idolized, beautiful, and sexy movie star. It is an even larger and distant goal to actually achieve this stardom. Marilyn Monroe not only obtained this, but also perfected it. In Hollywood there are stars, and then there are goddesses. Even though Marilyn Monroe experienced a tougher childhood than many, she grew into a Hollywood goddess, and her death still has many mysterious questions unanswered.
Marilyn Monroe?s mother was Gladys Baker. Gladys yearned for a popular job in show business during the jazz age, but she only received a nine-to-five job doing film splicing. She was also involved in affairs resulting in the unplanned pregnancy of her daughter, Norma Jeane (Goddess –). Norma Jeane was born at the Los Angeles General Hospital on June 1, 1926 (Noguchi 62). Gladys Baker named an explainable, yet false, father on Norma Jeane?s birth certificate (Goddess –).
Gladys Baker wanted to raise Norma Jeane herself, but could not handle the financial or emotional responsibilities of being a single parent. A majority of the time, Norma Jeane was in state custody. She lingered in and out of foster
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