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Unpublished: Portraits of Marilyn as a Young Actress, 1948

If she's not blonde it seems to be before she HIT Hollywood.  She was still Norma Jean Baker.

If she's not blonde it seems to be before she HIT Hollywood. She was still Norma Jean Baker.

rare marilyn monroe photos released | To see all the vintage photos we’ve found so far, please visit our ...

rare marilyn monroe photos released | To see all the vintage photos we’ve found so far, please visit our ...

The vintage portrait of Norma Jean Dougherty, also known as actress Marilyn Monroe, with a rare autograph and dedication "To my dear sister," is on display in this undated photo for Sotheby's 2001 online auction of articles from the collection of Monroe's half-sister, Bernice Miracle.

Marilyn Monroe like you've never seen her

The vintage portrait of Norma Jean Dougherty, also known as actress Marilyn Monroe, with a rare autograph and dedication "To my dear sister," is on display in this undated photo for Sotheby's 2001 online auction of articles from the collection of Monroe's half-sister, Bernice Miracle.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre De Dienes, 1945 by marie

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre De Dienes, 1945 by marie

marilyn monroe with camera | Added: Jan 12, 2012 | Image size: 400x538px | Source: mmalinbegins ...

marilyn monroe with camera | Added: Jan 12, 2012 | Image size: 400x538px | Source: mmalinbegins ...

Marilyn Monroe's Most Glamorous Moments - Marilyn Monroe Photos

43 Most Glamorous Photos of Marilyn Monroe

This face. That bone structure. Would have aged *beautifully* if struggle for youth hadn't wrecked it.

Kim Novak

This face. That bone structure. Would have aged *beautifully* if struggle for youth hadn't wrecked it.