1 June : Style icon Marilyn Monroe born today

 

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“When I was five I think, that’s when I started wanting to be an actress. I loved to play. I didn’t like the world around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house. It was like you could make your own boundaries… When I heard that this was acting, I said that’s what I want to be… Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I’d sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it.”
—Monroe in an interview for Life in 1962
(The year she died at the age of 36)

New_York_Mirror_Front_Page_of_August_6,_1962.jpegBorn today in 1926, Monroe’s real name was Norma Jeane Baker spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage.

She is remembered as one of the most popular Sex Symbols of 1950s.

“I never quite understood it, this sex symbol. I always thought symbols were those things you clash together! That’s the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing. But if I’m going to be a symbol of something I’d rather have it sex than some other things they’ve got symbols of.”
—Monroe in an interview for Life in 1962 

Just before she died, she spoke to Former American President John F Kennedy. On 29 May, 1962 i.e. on John F Kennedy’s birthday, Monroe also sang birthday song for him.

#Hindi
मर्लिन मुनरो… आज अगर ज़िंदा होतीं तो 71 साल की होतीं… और इसमें कोई दो राय नहीं है कि वो जवां दिलों को आज भी वैसे ही धड़काती जैसा वो अपने छोटे से जीवन में हमेशा करती रहीं। ये वो सपना है जो उन्होंने 5 साल की उम्र में देखा था। एक अभिनेत्री बनने का सपना… दुनिया पर राज करने का सपना और देखते ही देखते वो न सिर्फ एक बेहतरीन अभिेनेत्री बनीं बल्कि एक सुपरस्टार भी… वैसे दुनिया उन्हें ‘Sex Symbol’ कहती है, लेकिन मुनरो को ये पसंद नहीं था… वो मानती थी कि ‘Symbol तो कोई चीज़ होती है और मुझे चीज़ बनना पसंद नहीं है’।