Little People Big Dreams: Marilyn Monroe
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In the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists.
Discover the true story of Marilyn Monroe, the iconic movie star. Little Norma Jeane grew up between foster homes, an orphanage, and a family friend's house - where she was forbidden from watching movies. Through her difficult childhood and teen years, she dreamed of becoming an actress.
One day a photographer spotted her and gave her a modelling contract, and from this day she was 'Marilyn Monroe'. She was much-admired but suffered from pre-performance anxiety, which was a challenge for her in her career. Her films grossed over $200 million but she was known to have said: 'I don't want to make money.