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14 fun facts about Marilyn Monroe

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You don’t have to look far to catch a glimpse of something sporting the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe.

From posters to t-shirts to TV advertisements, the sexiest woman of the last century as named by People Magazine is a familiar face to people around the world, but Eddie Deezen has fourteen things you might not know about this bright star who burned out so young over at Neatorama.

1. Marilyn spent much of her childhood in various foster homes and the Los Angeles Orphans Home (later renamed Hollygrove), although she was never an orphan. A tomboy, Norma Jean was the top player on the Hollygrove softball team.

2. It took her a few years to develop her world-famous figure. At Van Nuys High School, her nickname was “Norma Jean, the Human Stringbean.”

3. She was voted “Miss Artichoke” in 1947 in a beauty contest in Castroville, California, “the Artichoke Capital of the World.”

4. According to her first husband, James Dougherty, she had a great love for animals. Once, she tried to bring a cow inside their home to get it out of the rain.

Full story at Neatorama.

Celebrity trivia.

Photo credit: Wikipedia Commons

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