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Marilyn Monroe's wild love life - married at 16 and 'JFK affair covered up by FBI'
Netflix has released a tell-all documentary in her honour, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes.The film centres around the untimely death of the actress, using archival footage and unseen interviews with friends of Monroe.The documentary also recounts Monroe's life story, including her major romantic relationships.Following the release of the new documentary, the Daily Star has taken a look at Monroe's wild love life.Long before she became Marilyn Monroe, the most iconic woman in the world, Norma Jeane Baker, was a teenager who had been in and out of foster homes.Her father was never identified and her mother was committed to hospital due to paranoid schizophrenia.In 1934, seven-year-old Baker was made a ward of the state and her mother’s friend, Grace Goddard, took her in.A new job opportunity took the Goddards to West Virginia in 1942, however, California state laws meant they could not take their ward out of the state.Baker was given an ultimatum - return to the orphanage or marry the son of a neighbour.She married 21-year-old factory worker James Dougherty on June 19, 1942, just 18 days after her 16th birthday.Dougherty joined the Merchant Marines and was stationed overseas whilst Baker took a job at a factory.Here, she was spotted by a photographer and signed a modelling contract. Within six months, she had appeared on more than 30 magazine covers.With a taste for stardom, Baker began to chase a film career.
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