21 Rare Photos of The Life of Marilyn Monroe

Today Marilyn Monroe is recognized as a star of the siver screen, sex symbol and icon of the golden age of cinema but in amongst the glitz and glamour was a troubled young woman, just as human as the rest of us. Here, we see a selection of photos from her early life and career documenting the life she led both on and off screen.

1. Baby Photo

We all have to start somewhere and Marilyn was just the same. Born Norma Jeane Baker, here we see her as a bright, bubbling baby, smiling and happy.

2. Childhood

At just five years old, you can see Marilyn already knows how to pose for the camera with her iconic flush of blonde hair and beautiful smile.

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