Norma Jeane, age 17, before she was known as Marilyn Monroe, 1943

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Here we have 17-year-old Norma Jeane before she became known as the legendary Marilyn Monroe. Her life contrasted in many ways…. she was wealthy and successful, but codependent (emotionally). She was highly insecure even though she was a sex and beauty icon. Despite her seemingly outgoing nature, she was so shy growing up that she began to stutter. She strutted for the cameras, but behind the scenes, she remained shy and deeply insecure her entire life. Marilyn Monroe was also never able to fully get rid of her stutter. The dictation classes only helped her disguise it for work.