Actress Norma Jean Mortenson (later betrothed as Norma Jeane Baker) was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. In its short life of Marilyn Monroe's time to go from a difficult childhood to the brilliant title of sex symbol of humanity. She never saw her father and mother suffered from mental disorders. A little more time, Norma Jeane spent in an orphanage. Since 1937, family friend Grace and her husband Doc Goddard, took the parental care for the girl. However, a few years later, in 1942, Doc got a new job on the East Coast. Couple could not continue to look after his ward, and she again had to go back to the shelter. Faced with harsh reality, Norma Jean decided that the only way for it not to wander the foster homes – is marriage. Since June 19, 1942 Norma Jean and her friend Jimmy Doherty married. He has been a trading sailor, and marine travel sometimes delayed for a long time. During one prolonged absence of her husband, Monroe found a job at the munitions factory, where he was discovered by a photographer. By the time the Jimmy returned in 1946, her career model was successfully developed. She dreamed of becoming an actress. Marriage Norma Jean cracked at the seams. The girl all the attention paid career. In 1946 the couple divorced, and in the same year, Monroe signed her first contract to shoot a movie. Together with the contract came a new name and image.